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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.



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. John Flynn of the American Museum of Natural History on September 10 and a research workshop by 16 invited presenters on September 11-12, […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.

Anthropology Spotlight Lecture Series

Date posted: April 8th, 2015

Join us on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 4:15 – 5:30 PM in Mather Memorial 201 for this year’s Anthropology Spotlight Lecture Series featuring Dr. Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor on “Framing for Change: A Cultural-Cognitive Approach to Communication.” […Read more]

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.

Dr. Katia Almeida receives the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Teaching

Date posted: May 9th, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Katia Almeida, recipient of the 2014 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Teaching.The award is presented annually to two faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. A full length interview was recently featured in The Daily, click here to read the full article.

Outstanding examples of strength of the faculty in our department

Date posted: March 20th, 2014

In addition to members of the anthropology faculty who conduct cutting-edge research they are also outstanding examples of strength in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.

NEW! Publications

Date posted: November 25th, 2013

New publications from faculty Dr. Goldstein & Dr. Korbin

The Department of Anthropology is now a member of the national anthropology honor society of Lambda Alpha

Date posted: October 14th, 2013

Please consider joining!

Anthropology Graduate Students in the news

Date posted: October 1st, 2013

We are proud to announce the unparalleled success of the students in our graduate program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health in obtaining highly competitive national grant awards to support their doctoral dissertation research.