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Welcome to the Anthropology Department

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University offers a wide range of courses covering the discipline's four major subfields:

  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Physical anthropology
  • Archaeology of complex societies
Areas of faculty specialization include economic anthropology and development, gender studies, urban anthropology, sociolinguistics, symbolic and semiotic studies, prehistoric and historic archaeology, cognitive and psychological anthropology, computer-mediated communication, medical anthropology, religion, comparative methods, material culture and cultural patrimony, and theory and method in sociocultural anthropology and archaeology.