Department of Anthropology

CULTURE. DIVERSITY. COMPLEXITY.

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

Culture—and basic questions concerning what it means to be human—defines many of the practical issues we’re faced with daily. We’re excited to have you join this conversation.

Anthropologists attempt to understand the complexities of social and cultural life in local and global contexts, past and present. Traditionally, long-term ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in other societies has been the hallmark of the anthropological study of the human condition, but anthropologists are also cultural critics considering a vast range of issues in their own societies as well. The anthropological perspective makes significant contributions to fields as diverse as health, education, international development, religion, policy, urban studies, indigenous studies, economics and politics.

Department Highlights

Blackfoot Women’s Empowerment project highlights community and collaboration

When Tanya Pace-Crosschild (BSc ’98), director of the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, saw a call for proposals from Women and Gender Equality Canada in 2018, she immediately recognized an opportunity to develop a project to foster the economic empowerment of Indigenous women in southern Alberta.

Anthropology Club

Our club room is located in A863. This is also home to our Resource Centre, which is a great place to find books, journals and articles on various anthropological subjects. It is a great place to study, meet with other students or just hang out. The office is generally open from 8:30 am- 4:30pm, so feel free to stop by anytime!

Uleth ANTH 1000 Tutors

Anthropology Class Uses Student Tutors to Drive Collaboration and Team-Learning

"This class turned out to be perhaps one of the most fulfilling forms of learning I have experienced this semester." ~ First-year student Cameron Beazer

In 2020, anthropology professor Jan Newberry was faced with the challenge of bringing her team-building philosophy online.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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Critical Optimist Kathleen Mah Presents Timely Research at ANARKY

“University has changed my ontological perspective. It’s very easy to be a cynic, but I’ve learned to be optimistic yet critical instead. I’m so ready to go out and be a citizen of the …

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Mikey Lewis (BA '20) Encourages Students to Work Together to Make a Difference

Mikey Lewis (BA '20) graduated this past spring with a double major in anthropology and religious studies along with an honours thesis. Reflecting on their journey, Mikey has always gone above and beyond …

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