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If you are excited by the idea of rummaging for million-year-old fossils; talking to people about food, television, and health care; or finding out when people built the first cities of Europe or migrated to the Caribbean, you will find a home in the Department of Anthropology.
Using a four-field approach—sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology—the department combines the sciences with the humanities to understand the biological, social, and cultural factors contributing to the commonalities and differences of human behavior, past and present.
Anthropology is the study of people, how we evolved physically and differ cross-culturally, and how we live and interact with one another. Anthropology combines the social and natural sciences in unique ways to study humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropologists study:
Undergraduate majors in our department have ongoing opportunities to pursue hands-on research in the lab and in the field alongside full-time faculty members, here and abroad. Graduates are equipped to go on to many different endeavors, especially those benefitting from an appreciation of diversity and the human experience, the ability to do independent research and work in groups, and capability of bridging the gap between social and biological dimensions that define our lives.
Our courses present the richness in human variation and cultural diversity, and offer the anthropological perspective as a way of thinking, a way of problem solving, and as a model for future learning.
In a new internship last fall, anthropology major Lily Bello helped trans community members overcome the legal red tape of changing their names.
One of her first public appearances since 2020 will serve as an extraordinary complement to Brooklyn College’s Women’s History Month celebration.
Cultural anthropology professor and children and youth studies director Katie Rose Hejtmanek recently competed in the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Masters World Championships. She is the 59kg 40-44 World Champion.
Magisterial Feminae: How Women Who Studied the Ancient World Innovated Brooklyn College, the Latin/Greek Institute, and Beyond
Department Chair: Patricia Antoniello
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