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

News

December 13, 2018
The MacMillan report recently featured an interview with Professor Claudia Valeggia. Professor Valeggia discusses her research on the interactions between human reproductive biology and the ecological and cultural context in which it develops. Please click here for the interview. 
December 13, 2018
Professor Emeritus Michael Coe published a new book entitled “Angkor and the Khmer Civilization”. Here is a description from the publisher: “Although archaeologists and scholars have done pioneering work on the history of Angkor and the Khmer civilization that built it, questions remained. Recently... Read more
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