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Anthropology is the study of humans, and at the University of Oregon we accomplish this through the integration of three distinct yet overlapping subfields – archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Our department is dedicated to better understanding human cultural and biological origins and diversity through education and research. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and to the advancement of knowledge through local, national, and international programs of research. As anthropologists, we are engaged in understanding recent and historical developments in the world at large, and we also seek to bring anthropological perspectives to bear on the problems of a modern global society. The department embraces a broad intellectual pluralism where different theoretical and methodological approaches are recognized and valued.


Sara Lewis accepts postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College

Please join us in congratulating Sara Lewis who has accepted a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College, where she will be the Elisabeth Luce Moore Fellow in religion, healing and medicine. Congratulations Sara!


Spring Term Anthropology Colloquia and Anthropology Sponsored Events

Associate Professor Lamia Karim

May 27: Symposium on Female Labor in the Global South Lamia Karim (Anthropology), Eileen Otis (Sociology), Carla Freeman (Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Emory University), and Ching Kwan Lee (Sociology, UCLA) 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Room TBA  






Professor Luca Zan

April 15: Luca Zan (University of Bologna) Managing Cultural Heritage 10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Lawrence Hall, Room 166





Associate Professor Christina Kreps

April 29: Christina Kreps (AAD, University of Oregon) 4:00 pm, Condon 204




Luther S. and Dorothy C. Cressman Prize Competition and Malcolm McFee Memorial Endowment Award 2015-16

We are happy to announce our selection for the Cressman Prize and McFee Award 2015-16, on the behalf of the Student Award Committee, Larry Sugiyama and Kirstin Sterner.


Cressman Prize: James Daria

Paper submitted: The conviviality of the Fandango: alterity, relationality, and performative culture in southern Veracruz, Mexico


McFee Award: Colin Brand

Paper submitted: Genetic inference of demography in the Iyema bonobo (Pan

paniscus) community at the Lomako Forest Reserve, DRC


Join us to congratulate James and Colin!