Research and Creative Work
Anthropology is the comparative study of peoples and cultures past and present. The discipline has four major subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. Topical and geographic strengths of the department include cultural evolution, cultural politics, environmental anthropology, European archaeology, feminist anthropology and sexuality studies, medical anthropology, paleoanthropology, science and technology studies, Asian studies, and Latin American studies. Our faculty work within and across the discipline’s four subfields, and conduct both localized and multi-sited research at locations around the globe—including East, South, and Southeast Asia; Europe; southern Africa; North America (especially the U.S. & Mexico); South America; and the Pacific (especially Hawai’i and New Zealand).