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
- Kathryn March, 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
Cage of Freedom
Andrew C. Willford
Andrew C. Willford shows how contemporary Tamil Hindu subjectivity in Malaysia has a distinct historical trajectory, and argues that the figure of the “Indian” (Tamil) is one of the missing keys in understanding a broader pattern of ethnic relations and nationalism in this country.