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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

August 16, 2017
Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making an appointment in paleoanthropology at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning on July 1, 2018.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of hire.  This is a tenure-track faculty position with... Read more
July 19, 2017
MSF CRASH (Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires), working under the auspices of Doctors Without Borders, has recommended works by Professor Louisa Lombard and Professor Panter-Brick on their summer reading list. MSF CRASH (Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les... Read more
June 15, 2017
Researchers from Yale University, together with partners at universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom, have developed a brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have been displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria. “Humanitarian organizations... Read more
June 6, 2017
In the evolutionary past, women spent most of their reproductive lives either pregnant or in lactational amenorrhea, and rarely menstruated. The current pattern of frequent menses, and the associated increase in endogenous hormonal exposure, has been implicated in the current breast cancer epidemic... Read more
June 1, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Louisa Lombard, recipient of a 2017 U.S. Institute of Peace Peace Peace and Security Early Career Scholar Award (ECSA). The award supports research by early career scholars working on global issues of security and peace.  Professor Lombard’s most recent work, ... Read more