Anthropology

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Anthropology offers perhaps the broadest comparative framework for the study of human life and experience.

The discipline is traditionally divided into the subfields of cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological (or physical) anthropology, and archaeology. Of these, we emphasize cultural and linguistic anthropology here at Reed. Cultural and linguistic anthropology explore the astonishing range and variability of human practices past and present, paying particular attention to language, race, gender, sexuality, class, and (trans)nationalisms and providing frameworks for contextualizing and analyzing them.

Upcoming Events

Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Sarah Luna

Join us for a presentation from Sarah Luna as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

2/10 4:30pm
Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Senior Thesis Presentations

Join us for thesis presentations from department seniors as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open...

3/2 4:30pm
Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Darren Byler

Join us for a presentation from Darren Byler as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the...

3/30 4:30pm
Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Paul Nadasdy

Join us for a presentation from Paul Nadasdy as this year's Senior Speaker, and as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be...

4/15 4:30pm
Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Huatse Gyal

Join us for a presentation from Huatse Gyal as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! This will also be the department's end of year...

4/20 4:30pm

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