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

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
July 25, 2018
The Department of Anthropology at Yale University anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Sociocultural Anthropology, at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning on July 1, 2019. This search seeks to hire a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests that complement... Read more
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