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Anthropology | PhD Program Mission Statement

The PhD Program in Anthropology provides opportunities for advanced study in critical/community archaeology; in race, gender and social justice (with the Department of Sociology); and in poverty, development and displacement. Coursework draws on anthropology's four-field tradition and on the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary resources within CAS and across the university.

Dissertations in archaeology and cultural/social anthropology examine the dynamics of culture, power and history in North America, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Program graduates pursue careers in college teaching and in public and private settings outside of academe. The program is committed to working with students from diverse backgrounds, including those traditionally under-represented in higher education. Diverse voices and perspectives are fundamental to this program.