Department of Anthropology


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

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.

Community Bridge Lab

New Community Bridge Lab serves as hub for connecting students to each other, academics and community

One of the University of Lethbridge’s greatest contributions to southern Alberta is the annual influx of bright, talented, eager minds ready to contribute to society. Building on that, ULethbridge opened the new Community Bridge Lab (CBL) in January — a specific space designed to support multi-disciplinary and community-engaged student research projects across the social sciences and humanities.

How I spent my summer: Amy Cran

Anthropology student Amy Can spent her summer on the streets of Lethbridge working with SAGE Clan Patrol doing grassroots community patrol assisting people experiencing addiction and homelessness.

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Shining Graduate Kathleen Mah

"I chose to study at Lethbridge because I knew it would give me the opportunity to become my own person. The city is a great place to live and the University has been a dream …

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Q&A with Shining Graduate Julisha Roache

Julisha Roache (BA '22) took advantage of work-integrated-learning opportunities at ULethbridge. As part of her honours thesis, she examined how the process of racialization affects the social identity of Caribbean immigrants in …

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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