Welcome to Cornell Anthropology
Sociocultural anthropology considers the social and cultural circumstances of all cultures, from dominant societies to marginalized groups. Archaeology recovers and interprets material traces of past societies and provides historical perspective on recent cultures. Biological anthropology clarifies aspects of the physical diversity of the human species, explores the human fossil record, and studies closely related primate species in comparison to humans.
Staff & Contacts
- Nerissa Russell, Department Chairperson
- Kurt Jordan, Director of Graduate Studies
- Andrew Willford, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Bruce Roebal, Administrative Manager/Personnel and Budget Manager
263 McGraw Hall; 607-255-3505
- Donna S. Duncan, Graduate Field Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
261 McGraw Hall; 607-255-6768
- Margaret Rolfe, Undergraduate Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
261 McGraw Hall; 607-255-5137
- Dec 06 Anthropology Colloquium: “Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship” - Charles Piot — Duke University
- Cornell is the highest ranked anthropology graduate program based on student ratings at GraduatePrograms.com.
- Cornell Anthropology graduate student Pauline Limbu has won the Dor Bahadur Bista Prize from the Association of Nepal and Himalaya Studies for the best paper by graduate student for the year 2013.
- MOU Establishes Learning Center in India
Anthropology Job Opening
Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15 and 2015-16
Applications due 12/15/2013
Callaloo or Tossed Salad?
Callaloo or Tossed Salad? is a historical and ethnographic case study of the politics of cultural struggle between two traditionally subordinate ancestral groups in Trinidad, those claiming African and Indian descent. Viranjini Munasinghe argues that East Indians in Trinidad seek to become a legitimate part of the nation by redefining what it means to be Trinidadian, not by changing what it means to be Indian.