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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.

The Director of Graduate Studies is David Watts. The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Paul KockelmanContact information for Academic Directors can be found here

News

April 29, 2017
Abstract Genetic analyses are well suited to address many research questions in the study of wild populations, yet species of interest often have distributions that are geographically distant from molecular laboratories, necessitating potentially lengthy transport of biological specimens.... Read more
April 29, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Karine Gagné, Banting Fellow and Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anthropology, Yale University who is completing her two years at Yale and returning Canada, her home, to take up a position as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph... Read more
April 27, 2017
Congratulations to Myles Lennon, a third-year student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, who has received an Individual Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to support his dissertation field work on a project entitled “Subjects of the Sun... Read more
April 27, 2017
Congratulations to Meredith McLaughlin, a third-year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, who has received an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, New York, to support her dissertation field research in India for the project entitled “... Read more
April 27, 2017
Congratulations to Sayd Randle, a sixth-year student in the combined PhD program in Forestry & Environmental Studies who is the recipient of an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation completion fellowship to support the final stages of writing her dissertation titled “Replumbing the City: Climate Adaptation... Read more