The Anthropology Department offers cutting edge training for both undergraduates and graduates. Our programs include the traditional BA, MA/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 1-Year MA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes a certificate in Global Health, and joint MA/MPH and PhD/MPH, MA/MD and PhD/MD degree programs.


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 CWRU

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 undergraduate award recipients! The Callender Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in anthropology: Emma McCann The Jonathan F. Plimpton Award to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in anthropology: Ioanna Skubbas The Ruth and Newbell Niles Puckett Award to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in anthropology: Timothy Fry

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CANCELED (Upcoming Plimpton Lecture: Dr. Patricia Sunderland)

Mining Cultural Metaphors in Product Development and Design Patricia Sunderland, Ph.D. *this lecture has been canceled* April 1, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom   Dr. Sunderland is a specialist in the anthropological, ethnographic and cultural analysis of consumer worlds. Founder and president of Cultural Research & Analysis, she is...

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Dr. Colleen Walsh Lecture

Community-Engaged Ethnography on Race and Health: Findings from ARCHES I AmeRicans' Conceptions of Health Equity Study Colleen Walsh, Ph.D. February 13, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mather Memorial, Room 201   Dr. Walsh is an alumna of CWRU. She is a medical anthropologist who specializes in urban health. She is currently Co-PI for ARCHES,...

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Dr. Susan Crate Lecture

From Siberia Speaks the World: Ethnographic Insights in Times of Change Susan Crate, Ph.D. January 27, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mather Memorial, Room 201   Dr. Susan A. Crate is an environmental and cognitive anthropologist on the forefront of anthropological research on climate change. Her research on local experiences and understandings of climate...


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.