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

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...

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.


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.