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.

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Janet McGrath received the AARG 2016 Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award

Date posted: December 1st, 2016

At this years Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Janet McGrath received the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG) 2016 Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award. It was awarded to Dr. McGrath for her more than 25 years of outstanding interdisciplinary anthropological scholarship in the service of the prevention of HIV/AIDS and exceptionally meritorious contributions to the improvement of the health of people infected with or at risk of infection with HIV. The AARG is a special interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology, which is a section within the American Anthropological Association whose mission is to support anthropological research in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Lambda Alpha Membership Applications Being Accepted Now

Date posted: November 21st, 2016

If you are interested in joining Lambda Alpha, the international honors society for anthropology students, and meet the requirements linked here, please bring your initiation fee and file an application in the main office of the Anthropology Department located in Mather Memorial 238. New members can only be nominated to the national office once a year so this is the opportunity for this year.

Annual Kassen Lecture featuring Dr. Claire Wendland

Date posted: September 26th, 2016

Each year the Department of Anthropology presents the Kassen Lecture, featuring a top female scholar in the social sciences to present a lecture to the department and to the campus community. The Kassen Lecture for 2016 will feature Dr. Claire Wendland, Professor, Departments of Anthropology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her talk title is “Dangerous Care: Reproductive Violence, Fast and Slow.” October 13, 2016 from 4:15 to 5:30. Generously supported by an annuity from the late Drs. Aileen and Julian Kassen.

CWRU Anthropology and Engineering Students Collaborate on Global Health Issues in Uganda

Date posted: March 24th, 2016

As featured in The Daily, 10 Case Western Reserve University anthropology and engineering students traveled to Uganda to work alongside 11 biomedical engineering students from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The students are participating in a course titled “Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Problems,” a collaboration between biomedical engineering and medicine professor, Andrew Rollins, and anthropology professor, Janet McGrath.

Melvyn Goldstein receives Distinguished Faculty Research Award

Date posted: February 24th, 2016

Congratulations to John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology Melvyn Goldstein for being awarded the Distinguished Faculty Research Award for his internationally recognized research in Tibet. The presentation was made by President Barbara Snyder, Provost Bud Baeslack, Vice President for Research Suzanne Rivera and Dean Cyrus Taylor during Professor Goldstein’s Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology class.  …Read more.

Cynthia Beall Co-Organized Symposium at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting

Date posted: February 18th, 2016

Cynthia Beall co-organized a symposium on “Evolutionary Biology Impacts on Medicine and Public Health” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). …Read more.

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