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.



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.

Cynthia Beall elected to serve on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Board of Directors

Date posted: December 30th, 2015

Cynthia Beall was elected to the Board of Directors in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2015 election. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. …Read more.

The Anthropologist – Fall 2015 Issue Released

Date posted: December 7th, 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of The Anthropologist just released. Take time to catch up on faculty research, grants awarded within the department, noteworthy achievements from undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and alumni, and other news from the Department of Anthropology.

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