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

Upcoming Kassen Lecture: Dr. Catherine Panter-Brick

Refugee resilience and humanitarian action: knitting together research and policy Dr. Catherine Panter-Brick, D.Phil Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs Yale University October 22, 2020 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 925 6915 4075 Password: 890725 Event Flier Dr. Panter-Brick is a medical anthropologist with expertise in risk and resilience in humanitarian settings. She leads research...

Dr. Katharina Rynkiewich Lecture

Betwixt and Between: Studying up American Medicine Katharina Rynkiewich, Ph.D. September 17, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 989 6021 6345 Password: 307663 Event Flier Dr. Rynkiewich is a sociocultural anthropologist with research interests in antimicrobial prescribing and infectious disease practice in the United States. Her current research focuses on practices of infection...

Dr. Goldstein Receives Distinguished University Professorship

Congratulations to Professor Melvyn Goldstein on being named a Distinguished University Professor! This is a much deserved honor for his exemplary career. Congratulations! *Click here to read the announcement in the Case Daily.

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


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.