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Yale University’s Department of Anthropology is home to over thirty faculty, affiliates from many other corners of the University, and scores of graduate students. Our research and teaching interests span the globe, many millions of years of prehistory and history, and the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Our Ph.D. graduates go on to teach in universities around the world and to pursue research in a wide variety of academic and non-academic settings. Our undergraduate major draws students with a passion for the study of humanity, both in the broadest terms and in the specific social, cultural, historical, and/or biological contexts that have shaped human pasts and presents–and that will shape humans’ collective futures.

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June 4, 2022
Congratulations to Shoko Yamada, a third year PhD Candidate in the combined PhD program in Sociocultural Anthropology and the School of the Environment, who has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support her dissertation project, “Promises of Repair: Environmental... Read more
May 26, 2022
Jill J. Tan, a third year PhD Candidate in sociocultural anthropology, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support her dissertation project, “Corpses Incorporated: The Funeral Profession and the Geopolitics of Death in Singapore.” She is currently in the field... Read more
May 23, 2022
Congratulations to Jill J. Tan (M. Phil ’22) and Eric Krebs (B.A. ’22), winners in Yale University’s annual Theron Rockwell Field and John Addison Porter Prize competitions. Tan receives a Field Prize for her multimedia work of hybrid poetry, “Notes on the bicentennial of a f/l/ound/er/ing (2019... Read more
May 19, 2022
Congratualtions to Eric Krebs, who has received the 2022 Edward Sapir Prize. The Edward Sapir Prize is awarded annually for the most outstanding senior essay by an undergraduate Anthropology major in the areas of Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Eric won this award for a paper titled “... Read more
May 19, 2022
Congratulations to Raisha Waller on receiving the 2022 Schwartz Prize. The Schwartz Prize is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding senior essay in biological anthropology by an Anthropology major. Raisha won this prize for an essay titled “The Limits of Empathy: Compassion, Fatigue... Read more