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  • 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.

  • Current News RSS Feed

    Graduate students from A&S and Maxwell to develop and implement public humanities projects

    Cultivating Public Knowledge and Community Well Being College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse UniversityGraduate students from A&S and Maxwell use Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellowships to develop and implement public humanities projects. https


    Sanchez accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor

    Shaundel Sanchez accepts position as Visiting Assistant ProfessorShaundel Sanchez was honored by being selected as the Graduate School Marshall for 2020. She also accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Washington and Lee University's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of


    Jok discusses South Sudan's COVID-19 response in Daily Nation

    "Up to this point, the country’s reaction to the pandemic has been a mixed bag of late response by the political leadership, despite early warnings by public health specialists; scepticism about the virulence of the disease, both at the level of some government officials and ordinary people, and disinformation," writes Jok Madut Jok. His article "South Sudan Covid-19 response: Sceptical, defiant and clumsy," was published in Daily Nation.


  • Student Awards RSS Feed

    Congratulations Wesley Willoughby

    Wesley Willoughby successfully defended his dissertation


    Congratulations Fabiola Ortiz

    Fabiola Ortiz was awarded a research grant from Labor Research Action Network (LRAN) 


    Congratulations Alanna Warner

    Alanna Warner was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


    Congratulations Sarah Platt

    Sarah Platt  was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


    Congratulations Hosek and Warner - 2014 AAA BAS Student Paper/Poster Award

    Alanna Warner and Lauren Hosek graduate students in the Department of Anthropology were awarded the 2014 Biological Anthropology Section Student Prize.