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.
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
UConn Anthropolgy would like to congratulate Dr. Zareen Thomas, Dr. Anne Kohler, and Dr. Joy Ciofi, for successfully defending their respective PhD dissertations this Spring.[Read More]
Several of our Anthropology majors and ANTH 3028W students were busy presenting their research at the Spring 2019 Frontiers in Undergraduate Research this weekend.[Read More]
Events Around Campus
Connecticut Environmental Action Day8:30am
Friday, February 28th, 2020
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus Student Union TheaterConnecticut Environmental Action Day (CEAD) brings middle school age youth from throughout Connecticut to the UConn Storrs campus where they will work with UConn faculty, staff, and students to learn about environmental issues.
The theme this year is climate change. UConn students will also be encouraged to take the #ClimateChangeChallenge with us.
At the conclusion of the day, each middle school participant will share the actions they are taking home from the event to implement in their community.
For more information visit the website at https://environmentalaction.extension.uconn.edu/
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Geosciences Seminar Series: Jason Smerdon (Columbia University)12:30pm
Friday, February 28th, 2020
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus Beach Hall 233Geosciences Seminar Series
Dr. Jason Smerdon
Models, Matrices, and Megadroughts: A paleoclimatic perspective for a hotter planet
Beach Hall 233
February 28, 2020
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- Mar 4 Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Vic Ferreira3:30pm
The Levant Express: The Arab Uprisings, Human Rights, and the Future of the Middle East4:00pm
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campus Storrs Hall, Widmer Wing 16Prof. Ishay will speak about her
2019 book, published by Yale
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Global Affairs, the Human Rights Institute, Middle East Studies, and Sociology.
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Human Rights Film Series: screening of FOR SAMA6:00pm
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs Campus Spotlight Theatre, 39 Front Street, Hartford, CTFOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. Winning the 2019 BAFTA for Best Documentary al-Kateab and Watts For Sama is a must-see!
Visit https://thedoddcenter.uconn.edu/2020/02/17/for-sama-film-screening/ for more information on the movie.
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Timothy Ives is the State Archaeologist of Rhode Island
Shan-Estelle Brown is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Yale University School of Medicine
Marie Brault is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
Mandy Ranslow is a Federal Highway Administration Liaison at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Bayla Ostrach is an Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine Master's Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice
Austin Hill is a Research Associate at Dartmouth College, Department of Anthropology
Jordan Kiper is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, working on the Geography of Philosophy Project.
John Shaver is a lecturer in Religion, University of Otago
Gabriel Hrynick is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of New Brunswick
Ann Cheney is Associate Professor in Residence at School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside
Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University Department of Anthropology, Post-doctoral Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute
Sarah Sportman is a Senior Archaeologist and Faunal Analyst at the Archaeological and Historical Services, Inc.
Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough Canada
Nathan Wales is a lecturer with the Department of Archaeology, at the University of York (BioArCH)
Madelynn von Baeyer is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University Herbaria.
David Leslie is a Senior Archaeologist at the Archaeological and Historical Services Inc., and a Research Scientist at UCONN