Ongoing research projects in the Department engage a range of critical themes including: medicine and culture; politics, inequality and sovereignty; migration and borders, economy, finance, corporations and law; materiality and aesthetics; gender, personhood and identity; ethics and humanitarianism; humans and animals; colonialism and post-coloniality.
Student Research Opportunities
The Department of Anthropology has many partners on campus and around the world that enable our students and faculty members to explore collaborative research opportunities. Students can work with faculty but are also encouraged to develop their own skills at imagining, designing and executing individual research projects.
The Freedman Fund for Undergraduate Research, funded by an endowment established by Randy ‘75 and Howard ‘74, MBA ‘75 Freedman, supports undergraduate students in undertaking anthropological research.
Anthropological research is engaged with local communities. It is committed to empirical observation. And it is shaped by advanced theoretical understandings of practice and process, tradition and transformation. These are a few highlights of our current work: