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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.

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Upcoming Lecture: Dr. Sienna Craig

Kinship, Care and Attunement to Stories: Himalayan Lives between Nepal and New York City Sienna Craig, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 923 9917 5296 Passcode: 599958 Event Flier For centuries, people from Mustang, Nepal, have relied on agriculture, pastoralism, and trade as a...

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Upcoming Plimpton Lecture: Dr. Patricia Sunderland

Mining Cultural Metaphors in Product Development and Design Patricia Sunderland, Ph.D. Founding Principal, Cultural Research and Analysis Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 971 7812 8282 Password: 298228 Event Flier Dr. Sunderland is a specialist in the anthropological, ethnographic and cultural analysis of consumer worlds. Founder and president of Cultural Research...

In memoriam: Robert Kingsley Puckett

The Department of Anthropology is saddened to report the death of Robert K. Puckett, a longtime friend of CWRU and the Anthropology Department. Mr. Puckett passed away on Nov 15, 2020 at the age of 89. In honoring his death, his family requested donations to the Newbell Niles and...

Dr. Yan Zhang Awarded Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers

Dr. Yan Zhang (PhD, May 2020) was awarded the Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers sponsored by the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course for her paper: "Cinderella Men": Husband- and Son- Caregivers for Elders with Dementia in Shanghai. The paper, based on her dissertation research, will...


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.

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