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

Dr. Deborah Bolnick recognized by the Anthropology section of AAAS

The department of Anthropology at UConn would like to congratulate our very own Dr. Deborah Bolnick for being the 2020 recipient of the Robert W. Sussman Award for Scientific Contributions to the field of Anthropology. The Anthropology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) established this award to recognize the accomplishments […]

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Events Around Campus

  1. Sep 22 Senior Scoop Flavor Submission Deadline12:00am
  2. Sep 22 Suicide Prevention Week12:00am
  3. Sep 22 UConn School of Engineering Professional Education Webinar9:00am
  4. Sep 22 Mountain Biking9:00am
  5. Sep 22 Festival Worship (Protestant)10:00am