About Us

Our faculty share an interest in the holistic study of humans and a curiosity about the varieties of human experience. We believe that such an understanding forms an integral part of an undergraduate liberal education, and that the application of insights gained from such an understanding will contribute critical elements to the solution of contemporary medical, social, economic, and political problems. Our Department works across several broad areas of concentration, including Cultural Anthropology; Experimental Anthropology; Human Rights; Medical Anthropology; New World Archaeology; and Old World Archaeology. Our area strengths include Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Southwest Asia. Our faculty has also worked in Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania. We offer extensive expertise in many research methods in ethnology and archaeology. Our Department is part of The Higher Education Opportunities Act. If you would like to support the Anthropology Department, please visit College of Liberal arts and Sciences.

Departmental News

2020 Anthropology Sociocultural Seminar Series

The department is pleased to present the 2020 Sociocultural Seminar series lineup: Join via: https://uconnvtc.webex.com/meet/anthrodept Contact Dr. César Abadia-Barrero or Dr. Richard Wilson for more information. Upcoming Seminars: September 30th, Wednesday, 9am Previous Seminars September 23rd, Wednesday, 12pm-1pm:

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Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UConn Department of Anthropology Solidarity Statement with Black Lives Matter The Department of Anthropology of the University of Connecticut joins the UConn community in proclaiming Black Lives Matter. We stand with the Black community against systemic racism and ongoing police brutality. We mourn with the family, friends, and communities of Black people who have lost their […]

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Anti-Racism Curriculum, Fall 2020

As part of the Department of Anthropology’s core commitment to educate and empower UConn students to become agents of change in our collective struggle for a more just future, we present our anti-racism curriculum for Fall 2020. Our 13 introductory and upper-division undergraduate and one graduate courses focus on or integrate critical components on race, […]

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3 Anthropology Students Named 2019 University Scholars

The UConn Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate Luke Anderson, Daniel McCloskey, and Srishti Sadhir on being accepted to the 2019 University Scholars program for undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut. The University Scholar program is a competitive program that allows for undergraduate students to design and build an in-depth study surrounding projects […]

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Events Around Campus

  1. Sep 30 Sociocultural Anthropology Seminar Series9:00am
  2. Oct 5 Sociocultural Anthropology Seminar Series12:00pm
  3. Oct 14 Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement And Empathy. A Two-Part Workshop1:00pm
  4. Oct 14 Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement And Empathy. A Two-Part Workshop1:00pm
  5. Oct 21 Sociocultural Anthropology Seminar Series12:00pm