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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 complementary 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.


Honoring Professor Sandra Morgen

Sandra Lynn Morgen died on September 27, 2016 of ovarian cancer.

She was born on March 31, 1950 to Dr. Robert O. Morgen and Sadye Block Morgen in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent the most of her childhood in Montreal, Canada and Houston, Texas.

Sandi inhabited her life passionately, and—during her life with cancer—with exquisite purpose: to live lovingly, generously, and with courage. A prominent cultural anthropologist at the University of Oregon, Sandi was the devoted mother of Seth Morgen Long (Portland) and Sarah Morgen Long (New York City) with her husband, poet and photographer Robert Hill



Celebration of Life – Sandi Morgen

Celebration of Life Poster

Tuesday, November 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom

University of Oregon

1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene OR 97403

Bring your dancing shoes!


With support fro the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.


Anthropology Club Student Feature: Jacob Jansen

My name is Jacob Jansen and I’m an undergraduate student of cultural anthropology. I am also a Vice President of the Undergraduate Anthropology Club representing a cultural discipline.

This summer I did research in Gozo, Malta, attempting to acquire perspectives among honeybee production. My research was shaped by a three week experience, made possible by the ‘Off the Beaten Track’ field school. During my time in Gozo, I used skills in applied anthropology to conduct a case study which uses the lens of anthropology to analyze the perspectives of my key informant – a