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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.

News

May 2, 2015
Ruoxi Yu, an undergraduate in Berkeley College, was recently awarded a 2015 Williams Prize for her essay “The Girl with the Peanut Necklace: Experiences of Infertility and in vitro Fertilization in China”. Ruoxi is advised by Professor Marcia Inhorn and Visiting Professor Susan Brownell. The... Read more
May 2, 2015
“Using published and new data from a population of monogamous owl monkeys in the Argentinean Chaco, I examine the hypothesis that social monogamy is a default social system imposed upon males because the spatial and/or temporal distribution of resources and females makes it difficult for a single... Read more
April 29, 2015
We are excited to share that two of our graduate students, Andrew Womack and Daniela Wolin, are the recipients of Fulbright scholarships for their dissertation research.  From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other... Read more
April 29, 2015
“In this article, I examine producers’ interpretations of economic downturn in an Alaskan commercial fishery to shed light on how workers endure ongoing capitalist vicissitudes and how capitalism itself endures. I focus on Alaska’s salmon industry, which has weathered many ups and downs. In... Read more