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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

January 18, 2017
“The plight of Earth’s primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction. Thirty-one prominent scientists, including Yale University biological anthropologist Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, recently co-... Read more
January 16, 2017
Abstract This chapter presents new research directions and hypotheses based on the evolutionary relationships between reproductive effort and contemporary health challenges in men. Drawing on life history, these hypotheses are grounded in the observation that human male reproductive strategies... Read more
January 14, 2017
Date & Time: Jan 17th at 4pmLocation: 81 Wall St., African American Studies Dept. Gordon Parks, Room 201 Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, PhD is Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A cultural and social anthropologist, Dr. Beliso-De Jesús has conducted... Read more
December 17, 2016
Professor Douglas Rogers made an appearance on the Cultures of Energy podcast recently. Below is a synopsis of the conversation:  Yale anthropologist Doug Rogers joins us to talk about the intersections of energy, power and culture in Russia. We cover the Russian hacking story and what the American... Read more
December 7, 2016
“Luxury and Rubble,” a new book by Yale anthropologist Erik Harms, tells the tale of two urban developments in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese city formerly called Saigon. Phú Mỹ Hưng, a luxurious commercial and residential development, provides a home to members of Vietnam’s rising upper middle... Read more