“The conference showcased the true intergenerational and diverse group of scholars involved in Andean Studies,” said Prof. Cohen-Aponte.Read more
The Department of Anthropology faculty conduct ethnographic and archaeological as well as biological research that brings hard-won fieldwork to the development of cutting edge social and cultural theories. Our students and faculty work around the globe: from Ithaca, India and Indonesia to the Caribbean and Central America; from Japan, Africa and Nepal to China and the Caucasus; and from the circumpolar North to the Global South.
Statement from the Anthropology Core Faculty
This year has been declared a year of “free expression” at Cornell. In this spirit, the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University stands behind all faculty, staff, and students who speak up about ongoing violence and oppression—whether in Palestine/Israel, China, Nagorno-Karabakh, the United States, or elsewhere—including those whose words do not echo those of the university administration. As scholars, we have a responsibility to bring critical analysis and historical context to bear on matters of pressing public concern. As teachers, we wish to express our support for students and fellow educators who have both loved ones and research commitments in Palestine/Israel. We also support members of our community who face reprisal for voicing their positions on the conflict.
A Nov. 16 talk sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will shed light on the history of hate movements in the U.S.Read more
The Department of Near Eastern Studies will offer “Understanding Events in Israel – Palestine” from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 165 of McGraw Hall.Read more
A Cornell-led project team – with Global Hubs partners in India, the U.K, Ghana and Singapore – has received a two-year $250,000 design grant from the National Science Foundation to bring more comfortable days and nights to homes everywhere.Read more
The corridor is a consortium of 11 universities and colleges endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Read more
Faculty researchers paint a picture of what will happen if multilateral organizations fail to protect Armenian cultural heritage as Azerbaijan shells the disputed region.Read more
The competitive fellowships send PhD students abroad for up to 12 months to build on their language proficiency, engage with other cultures and complete significant dissertation research on global cultures and societies.Read more
Anthropology provides the global perspective and critical thinking skills that will open doors to a wide range of career paths. The major will also prepare you for graduate study in anthropology.
The Anthropology Collections include approximately 20,000 items representing human activity around the world from the Lower Paleolithic to the present. Archaeological and ethnographic materials are about equally represented.
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters. This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.