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Charles Golden co-writes blog "A Universe in a Maya Lintel I: The Lamb’s Journey and the 'Lost City'"

Janet McIntosh wins honorable mention in the Victor Turner Prize competition for "Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans"

Adam Gamwell, PhD candidate, writes for SAPIENS on cooking up a market for new quinoa gastronomy 

Aneil Tripathy, PhD student, reports from the field in an Anthropology News feature on the March for Science 

Ieva Jusionyte, MA'07, PHD'12, discusses her career in ethnographic research

Brandeis Alum, PhD'72, Christopher Nagle dies, ending a pioneering career in Archaeological Informatics

Two Brandeis Alums on the Anthropology of Disaster

Professor Parmentier reflects upon retirement

Anthropology Department offers space for post-election expression

Brandeis Alum, PhD’73, James Dow Dies After a Lifetime of Outstanding Accomplishments in Anthropology

Anthropology Department supports student petition

Sarah Lamb wins the 2016 Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. 

Janet McIntosh publishes book, Unsettled: Denial and Belonging among White Kenyans.

Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria publishes book, The Slow Boil: Street Food, Rights and Public Space in Mumbai.

Charles Golden, Daniel Souleles and Sarah Lamb receive Teaching Innovation Grants for 2016-2017 through Brandeis’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Pascal Menoret is awarded the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society Book Prize 2015 for Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt.

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.