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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

September 27, 2016
Abstract: Researchers have long been interested in the relationship between feeling what you believe others feel—often described as empathy—and caring about the welfare of others—often described as compassion or concern. Many propose that empathy is a prerequisite for concern and is therefore the... Read more
September 8, 2016
The Department of Anthropology at Yale University seeks to hire a sociocultural or linguistic anthropologist into a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Topic and area specializations are open, and should complement the research and teaching interests of current faculty. The... Read more
September 1, 2016
Congratulations to graduate student Elaine Guevara on her two new publications. Details and abstracts can be found below. Non-human primates avoid the detrimental effects of prenatal androgen exposure in mixed-sex litters: combined demographic, behavioral, and genetic analyses Producing single... Read more
August 29, 2016
A recent anthropological literature on arms-carrying and violence has sought to understand these undertakings as modes of labour and work. In contrast, I focus on threats, specifically threats made in conjunction with rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR). Doing so show what the violence/... Read more