Department of Anthropology

The Anthropology Department offers cutting edge emphases for both undergraduates and graduates. Combine your studies in anthropology with medicine, nursing or public health or concentrate in international studies and business.

 

As a student in the anthropology program at Case Western Reserve University you will be involved in a discipline that challenges you to form a unique perspective on human behavior, institutions, and biology. These skills of investigation, discovery, and critical thinking prepare you for a wide range of careers from health and international affairs, to public service, education, and law, to management and industry. Job opportunities in the subdisciplines of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology will be abundant in the next ten years. Read more


IN THE NEWS

 

Jill Korbin to serve on the Society for Psychological Anthropology Board of Directors

Date posted: July 31st, 2015

Jill Korbin will serve as president-elect (2015-2017) and president (2017-2019) of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA). The SPA, founded in 1977, is an organization of individuals interested in cultural, psychological, and social interrelations at all levels.

Paleoecology Symposium

Date posted: May 27th, 2015

This September 10-12, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Denise Su, Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology) and Case Western Reserve University (Darin Croft, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy; and Scott Simpson, Professor of Anatomy and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology) are organizing a symposium on “Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities.” This event will include: a public keynote presentation by Dr. …Read more.

Kathleen Dowdell received the Robin Kramer SAC Volunteer Award

Date posted: May 21st, 2015

Kathleen Dowdell, Anthropology Department Administrator, received the Robin Kramer SAC Volunteer Award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and the university community. The award will be presented at the annual Staff Awards Brunch on June 11, 2015.

Dr.Bridget Haas awarded a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation

Date posted: March 22nd, 2015

Dr. Bridget Haas, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and colleague, Amy Shuman of The Ohio State University, were awarded a grant to hold a workshop for Anthropology Research from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The workshop titled “Political Asylum and the Politics of Suspicion” will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Monday, March 23, 2015 at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, a unit of the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University. The workshop includes about a dozen scholars from the U.S. and Europe. Click here for more information.