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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.

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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
November 12, 2014
“Dear Colleagues,   I am pleased to announce that Richard Bribiescas, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Anthropology Department, will assume the position of Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  The new position will formally start on January 1, 2015, but Rick will begin... Read more
November 5, 2014
The first paper, titled “Medical Humanitarianism: Anthropologists Speak Out on Policy and Practice” is published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly and can be accessed by clicking here. The abstract is reproduced below: In recent years, anthropologists have become increasingly present in medical... Read more
November 1, 2014
A special section of the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography on the topic of “wastelands” in Southeast Asia, co-edited by Erik Harms, was published online on October 30th. The introduction to the volume, co-written with Ian Baird, of the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin,... Read more