Welcome


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. Faculty office hours for fall 2017 can be found here.

News

June 23, 2018
Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the assistant professor rank, beginning on July 1, 2019. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interests in genetic approaches to... Read more
May 25, 2018
Gao Yufang, who is in the combined degree program between F&ES and Yale’s Department of Anthropology, received the 2018 Graduate School Public Scholar Award for his commitment to public service. Please click here to read more about Yufang’s award.
May 11, 2018
Professor Lisa Messeri’s research was recently featured in PBS Nova website. Please click here to read the article. 
April 26, 2018
PhD student Amanda Leiss was recently awarded the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her project titled: Paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age Archaeology: An analysis of the Gona fauna between ~3 and 1 Ma.  Along with dissertation grants from the Leakey Foundation, the... Read more
April 23, 2018
Peter Chung – Brand New World: A Semiotic Formulation of the Branded Social Media Persona Isaac Kirk-Davidoff – Wounded Hope/Cheap Healing: Practicing Reclamation in Virginia Coalfields Jacqueline Salzinger – A Matter of Time: Localization in Humanitarian Practice in Amman, Jordan Helen Price –... Read more