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The Anthropology Department offers cutting edge training for both undergraduates and graduates. Our programs include the traditional BA, MA and PhD programs, plus a BA/MA (Integrated Graduate Studies program in which undergraduate students can graduate with an MA in 4 years), as well as a new 1-Year MA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes a certificate in Global Health, and MA/MPH, PhD/MPH, MSN/MA, MD/MA and MD/PhD degree programs.

 

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.

The Anthropology Department offers cutting edge training for both undergraduates and graduatesStudy with internationally recognized faculty Where will anthropology take you? Explore this interactive map of anthropology research conducted by faculty and PhD candidates at CWRUNew! One-year M.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

 

NEWS

2017 Recipients of a Certificate in Global Health

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

The following anthropology students were recipients of a Certificate in Global Health; Manvir Bhagrath, Anupama Cemballi, Shannon Chua, Charles Halbeck, Sofia Murillo, Sydney Stark, Raghav Tripathi, and Harini Ushasri. …Read more.

Dr. Lee Hoffer and doctoral candidate Allison Schlosser received a Social Justice Institute Faculty Research Grant

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

Dr. Lee Hoffer and doctoral candidate Allison Schlosser received a Social Justice Institute Faculty Research Grant for …Read more.

New book co-authored by Dr. Vanessa Hildebrand available September 2017

Date posted: June 5th, 2017

Dr. Vanessa Hildebrand has a co-authored book, Health, Culture, and Society: Conceptual Legacies and Contemporary Applications, that will be published in September by Palgrave Macmillan Publishing. …Read more.

New book by Dr. Lihong Shi available August 2017

Date posted: June 4th, 2017

Dr. Lihong Shi has a new book, Choosing Daughters: Family Change in Rural China, that will be published in August by Stanford University Press. …Read more.

Dr. Vanessa Hildebrand elected Chair of the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction

Date posted: June 4th, 2017

Dr. Vanessa Hildebrand was elected Chair of the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR), the main international body of scholars with research focus on issues of human reproduction. CAR is the largest special interest group under the American Anthropological Association with an active membership of nearly 300 scholars world-wide. …Read more.

Applications being accepted for a Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

Date posted: April 11th, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
 
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in our program in medical anthropology and global health beginning in the 2017 – 2018 academic year. …Read more.

Highlights

Certificate in Global Health


Learn about the extraordinary success of Anthropology graduate students in obtaining national funding for their doctoral dissertation research.


Interactive Map of Anthropology Research Conducted by Faculty and PhD Candidates at Case Western Reserve University


Learn how to join Lambda Alpha, the CWRU Ohio Theta Chapter of the national honors society for students of Anthropology


Interested in a career in Anthropology? American Anthropological Association (AAA) website, This Is Anthropology, may have helpful information.

 

Page last modified: June 19, 2017