Anthropology

Degree Types: PhD

The Graduate Program in Anthropology fosters the historic diversity of the discipline by building an intellectual dialogue between different humanistic and scientific approaches. Our research and graduate training program emphasizes the integration of the major anthropological subfields, including archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. We train graduate students to harness these strengths in basic research, in effective teaching, and in the application of anthropology both inside and outside of academia.

Current strengths of graduate training include the areas of political economy, gender, sexuality and race, social class, life course, material culture, health/medical anthropology, reproductive ecology, urban anthropology, human biology, prehistoric complex societies, and historical archaeology.  Faculty specialize in a range of world areas, including North and South America, Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Students in this program are also encouraged to participate in TGS’s Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative program. For more information on how you can have a second intellectual “home” outside of your department or program, please visit the Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative page.

See Anthropology Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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