Department of Anthropology
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210380
481 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0380
PH: (513) 556-2772
FAX: (513) 556-2778
Our departmental faculty and students are at the cutting edge of research in anthropology and here on campus at UC. In addition to the traditional subdisciplinary research foci that ground our theoretical and methodological training, our department is unique in that it centers the strengths of three traditional subfields around core research themes and problems: Bioevolutionary Approaches to Health, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Forms of Social Inequality. Below you will find information on these themes, facilities, faculty, and their curent projects. As you will notice many of our faculty, regardless of subdiscipline, work across these themes and often with faculty from outside our own discipline. Click here for more information on individual faculty's most recent research activities or click here for our faculty pages. If you are interested in studying Anthropology at UC, feel free to contact a faculty member or our respective curriculum directors.
Human evolutionary ecology; human genotypic and phenotypic variation; clinical anthropology; molecular anthropology and population genetics
Center for Genome Information; Molecular & Computational Human-variation Analysis Laboratory
Anthropogenic paleoecology; complex societies; conservation/community ecology; environmental/economic archaeology; origins, dispersals, and impacts of agriculture; foraging theory; niche theory and common-pool resource theory; political ecology; sustainability and adaptation
Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics and Archaeology Laboratory; Court Archaeological Research Facility; Mesoamerican Archaeology Laboratory; Ohio Valley Archaeology Laboratory; Quaternary Paleoecology Laboratory; Southwest Archaeology Laboratory; Ethnography Lab
Faculty research in this concentration examines how global processes not only impact cultural forms and practices but also intensify and create new social stratifications. Drawing on archaeological, historical, ethnographic, demographic, and cross-cultural perspectives, faculty research in this area investigates how societies adapt to and manage change, including how the intensification of social differences complicates access to resources, creates new markets, concentrates power, and accelerates ethnic, racial, and class disparities. Faculty in this area of concentration are highly interdisciplinary, working with scholars from DAAP, College of Medicine, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and are actively engaged in bringing anthropological knowledge and expertise into public and applied settings.
Anthropology of expertise; applied anthropology; critical approaches to identity, race, and ethnicity; demography; economic anthropology; ethnographic fieldwork; ethnohistoric/historic studies; international migration; globalization and development; governance; material culture studies; medical, interpretive, and psychological anthropology; visual anthropology
Ethnography Lab; Mediterranea Ecosyste Dynamics and Archaeology Laboratory