Jul 17, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
Catalogue 2024-2025

Anthropology Department

Chair: Colleen Ballerino Cohen;

Professors: April M. Beisawab, Colleen Ballerino Cohen, Martha Kaplanb, Thomas Porcello (and Dean of Studies), David Tavárez;

Associate Professors: Zachary Cofran, Candice M. Lowe Swiftb;

Assistant Professors: China Sajadian;

Lecturer: Louis Römer;

Postdoctoral Fellow: Aviva Cormier;

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Mark Chatarpal;

Adjunct Instructor: Ryan Rybka.

On leave 2024/25, first semester

b On leave 2024/25, second semester

The field of anthropology seeks to promote a holistic understanding of social life by offering complex accounts of human histories, societies and cultures. Anthropologists undertake ethnographic, archival, and archaeological research on the varied aspects of individual and collective experience in all time periods and parts of the world. The Department of Anthropology offers a wide range of options for majors and for nonmajors in recognition of the broad interdisciplinary nature of the field. 

Recommendations: The field experience is essential to the discipline of anthropology. Therefore, majors are urged to take at least one Community-Engaged Learning course, to engage in field research during the summer, and/or to undertake independent fieldwork under a study away program.

Anthropological Research Experience: The department also offers students the opportunity for independent fieldwork/research projects through several of its courses and in conjunction with on-going faculty research projects. Opportunities for laboratory research, which is also critical to anthropological inquiry, are available in our Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Language, Culture and History labs.

Advisers: The Department.



Correlate Sequences in Anthropology


Anthropology: I. Introductory

Anthropology: II. Intermediate

Anthropology: III. Advanced