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
- Apr 25 Anthropology Colloquium: "Anti-Crisis" - Janet Roitman, The New School for Social Research
- May 02 Anthropology Colloquium: Have Gas, Will Travel—Energy and the State Along the Bolivia-Brazil Corridor - Bret Gustafson (Washington University in Saint Louis)
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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.