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

How I Got My Job

The Department of Anthropology presents a panel of Anthropology alumni who will share their experience on how they got their jobs

March 1, 2024
3:00 PM in room M1035

Anthropology News and Events

Anthropology News & Events

The Community Bridge Lab  
showcase on April 16, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Andy's place (AH 100)


Community Bridge Lab

The Community Bridge Lab supports student success in qualitative and community based research

Shining Student Tyra Hercina

Tyra Hercina's professors have played pivotal roles in her University of Lethbridge experience, shaping Tyra's approach to education, and inspiring her to consider a future as a professor of Indigenous studies.

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Shining Student Lily Overacker

Initially drawn to the University of Lethbridge for its smaller university environment and commitment to liberal education, Lily Overacker has embraced a dynamic exploration of interdisciplinary studies, community engagement, and personal growth.

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Research symposium provides ULethbridge grad student a confidence boost

Graduate student Rebeca Spencer learned many things at a summer research symposium put on by her anthropology professor, Dr. Jodie Asselin. Perhaps one of the most important lessons, as she pursues her MA, …

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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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