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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 William HoneychurchContact information for Academic Directors can be found here. Faculty office hours for fall 2017 can be found here.

News

November 30, 2018
Richard G. Bribiescas, professor of anthropology and ecology and evolutionary biology and deputy provost for faculty development and diversity; Charles H. Ahn, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Applied Physics and chair of the Department of Applied Physics; Christopher G. Burd, professor and... Read more
November 28, 2018
Gao Yufang, Ph.D. student in the combined program between the Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, was recently awarded the “best presentation” prize for a talk he gave in the Anthropology and Environment Flash Presentation session during the 2018... Read more
November 1, 2018
Alyssa Paredes, PhD candidate in Anthropology, was recently awarded the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition’s 2018 Christine Wilson Graduate Student Paper Prize for her piece, “Follow the Yellow Brix Road: How the Japanese Market’s Taste for Sweetness Transformed the Philippine... Read more
October 29, 2018
The need to design large-scale frameworks for organizing the data explosion of the digital age is perhaps the central problem facing interdisciplinary research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences today. A team at Yale, including Lisa Messeri, Deborah Coen,  Marta Figlerowicz, Richard... Read more
September 17, 2018
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has announced the expansion of its Russian Studies program into the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) within the center’s European Studies Council. Professor Doug Rogers will serve as the... Read more