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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

June 10, 2019
Luisa Cortesi ’18 Ph.D., who completed a joint degree in environmental studies and anthropology, during the 2019 Yale commencement received the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. The prestigious university-wide award honors scholarship of poetic, literary, or religious value.   Cortesi was recognized for... Read more
May 30, 2019
PhD student Elena Adasheva-Klein has been accepted to the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program, offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, seeks to promote broader and... Read more
May 20, 2019
Bukhchuluun Dashzeveg, a third year Ph.D student in Archaeology, was recently awarded Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. His doctoral research focuses on the social dimensions of mortuary practices within early nomadic pastoral communities in the Gobi Desert of southeastern... Read more
May 8, 2019
PhD student Victoria Harries won the second place in in the inaugural Roger Barnett Public Health Video Challenge. Please click here to read more. Congratulations Victoria!
May 1, 2019
Congratulations to Souvanik Mullick, a fourth-year PhD student in  Sociocultural Anthropology, whose research on small-scale urban  transport and democratic politics in Delhi, India, has been awarded a  Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for  Anthropological Research, New... Read more