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

July 9, 2018
Congratulations to Souvanik Mullick, a fourth year PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology, who has received an award from the National Science Foundation, which is co-funded by the Law and Social Science Program and the Cultural Anthropology Program, to support field work in India for his... Read more
June 26, 2018
Congratulations to Bhoomika Joshi, a fourth year student in sociocultural anthropology, whose dissertation research project entitled “Rapid Infrastructural Development, Mobility, and Changing Spatial and Social Relations” has received funding from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National... Read more
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.