Yale University’s Department of Anthropology was officially founded in 1937 and traces its origins of research and teaching to work done within the Peabody Museum of Natural History (1866) and the Institute of Human Relations (1928). The Department is home to over 30 faculty and nearly 120 graduate students and undergraduate majors.


December 21, 2014
To the Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students in the Department of Anthropology, It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Anne Underhill as chair of the department. Her term will be for eighteen months, effective January 1, 2015, completing the term of her predecessor. I... Read more
December 4, 2014
Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the potential for peace within a given community. In this book, experts from a range of disciplines examine the... Read more
December 3, 2014
Professor Marcia Inhorn is the recipient of the following awards: 1) 2014 JMEWS Book Award The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies is pleased to announce that Marcia C. Inhorn’s The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East is the winner of the... Read more
November 19, 2014
Seniors completing their senior essays this fall will present a brief summary of the essays they are writing, talk about the pleasures and challenges of data analysis and writing, and offer a glimpse of anticipated findings.   Seniors completing the year-long senior essay will speak about their... Read more
November 18, 2014
Background Studies of war-affected youth have not yet examined how trauma memories relate to prospective changes in mental health and to subjective or social experiences. Methods We interviewed a gender-balanced, randomly selected sample of Afghan child-caregiver dyads (n = 331, two waves, 1 ... Read more