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Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological diversity, across geographic space and throughout evolutionary time. It is a holistic discipline, interested in the whole of the human condition, from the past to the present (and future). Anthropologists advocate a comparative perspective, studying human diversity in the full array of societies and cultures.

In the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati, we are committed to both scientific and interpretive approaches to the study of human diversity. Faculty and students in the department conduct empirical research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods and analytical techniques. We have faculty in three traditional subdisciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Many of our researchers, however, work on topics that transcend traditional subdisciplinary boundaries, and we also collaborate with scholars from other disciplines. As such, our faculty focus their research and teaching around three key themes:

  • Bioevolutionary Approaches to Health
  • Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Forms of Social Inequality 

Our department is also global in orientation, with active field research from Madagascar to Mongolia and the forests of Nicaragua to fashion week in New York City.  So, please visit our webpage and maybe we will see you around campus!

 
Events for Spring 2018

February 13: Anthro Social Hour, 1 PM, Braunstein Atrium

February 14: AGSA meeting (grad students), 12 PM , Graduate Lounge

February 15: Anthropology Day Scavenger Hunt, 11 AM, TUC 3rd Floor

February 21:  Dish With Dr. Jackson, 12 PM, Braunstein Atrium

February 22: The Power of the Collective in Sensory Storytelling, 4 PM, Taft Research Center

February 27: Getting the most out of grad school w/ faculty (grad students), 12:30 PM, Graduate Lounge

March 1: Undergrad Study Break, 1:30 PM, Braunstein Atrium:

March 5: Anth Social Hour, 10:30 AM, Braunstein Atrium

March 7: Dish With Dr. Jackson, 12 PM, Braunstein Atrium

March 8: On colonialism and cultural heritage in Mauritius, 4 PM, Taft Research Center

March 20: Dish With Dr. Jackson, 12 PM, Braunstein Atrium

March 21: AGSA meeting (grad students), 12 PM, Grad Lounge

March 21: CV workshop w/ faculty (grad students) 4 PM

March 27: Grad Student Social Hour w/ faculty, 1 PM

 

March 29: Social Innovation, Social Justice: Rethinking Design Anthropology Symposium, Day 1, 3 PM – 9 PM, DAAP

March 30: Social Innovation, Social Justice: Rethinking Design Anthropology Symposium, Day 2, 8 AM – 10 PM, DAAP

April 2: Dish With Dr. Jackson, Monday, 12 PM, Braunstein Student Atrium

April 6: Grad Student Lightning Talks,11 AM, Osteo Lab

April 10: Anthro Social Hour, 3 PM @ Braunstein Student Atrium  

April 17: Undergrad Study Break , 1:30 PM, Braunstein Student Atrium

April 18: AGSA meeting (grad students), 12 PM, Grad Lounge

April 18: End of Year Celebration (party + awards), 4-6 PM, BraunsteinAtrium

April 19 – April 21: SCA virtual conference, UC – node, Ethno Lab