• Welcome to Anthropology

    Anthropology brings a global perspective to the study of human diversity by means of in-depth research at the local level and comparative studies that explore human experience through time and across space. At Syracuse, we embrace a holistic approach to anthropology through teaching and research in archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology.

    The Anthropology Department is within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The college encourages faculty and students to become engaged in scholarship for the public good and to seek out and address solutions to past, present and future human problems locally and globally. This objective is consistent to the central concerns of all of the subfields of anthropology.

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  • Commitment to Inclusion

    The Maxwell School stands in support of all students demanding change in the face of racism and hate speech on our campus. We are committed to making our school and our university a more inclusive and just community for all.

    There is absolutely no place here for behavior or language that degrades any individual or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability or religious beliefs.

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    Two Anthropology Grads granted awards

    Two Anthropology Grad students won awards Alanna Warner Smith was awarded the Jamie Chad Brandon Best Student Paper Prize at  the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) meeting in Boston (Jan 6 9, 2020).  Steven Harris was awarded the Ed and


    Sandy Lane awarded George Foster award

    Sandy Lane, Professor of  Public Heath (Falk) and Anthropology (Maxwell) Was awarded the George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology award at the American Anthropology  http www.medanthro.net about sma awards george foster practicing medical


    Jok discusses the link between violence and corruption in the Citizen

    "One thing that has not been clearly delineated about violence in South Sudan is the role of corruption as a most insidious driver of the ghastly inequities that have now come to characterize the young state as one of the most unequal societies in Africa," writes Jok Madut Jok. His article "South Sudanese may disagree on what fuels conflict but agree graft is at the root of it all," was published in the Citizen.


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    Sean Reid awarded Carter G. Woodson Fellowship

    Sean Reid awarded Carter G. Woodson FellowshipSean Reid, PhD candidate,  has been awarded a Carter G. Woodson Pre doctoral Fellowship for 2018 2020. His  project, “Continuity, Transformations, and Rupture in the Forests of Gold,” was selected from among a


    Undergraduate major Alexandra Figueroa Miranda

    Anthropology Major Named 2014-15 Remembrance Scholar


    Congratulations Laurah Klepinger

    Laurah Klepinger successfully defended her dissertation.


    Congratulations To Maria Boza-Cuadros and Shaundel Sanchez

    Congratulations to Maria Boza-Cuadros and Shaundel Sanchez who have been named recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2015-2016


    Congratulations Nicole Wilson

    Nicole Wilson successfully defended her dissertation.