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.
Professor Carol Silverman is participating in a panel discussion at the Romani Music Festival in Oakland. Click here to read the article entitled,” 21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness.”
On Wednesday, students from ANTH 4/514 held a poster session to show case the work they have done over the course of the term. Posters ranged in topics from environmental justice, native/indigenous women’s rights, intersectional theories on race and gender, and the prison industrial complex. Here are some photos from the session:
Congratulations to Graduate Student Jessica Stone for receiving a Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award for $3000. Funds will be used to help develop new protocols for aDNA extraction on prehistoric Caribbean skeletal material from several islands with collaborators at the University of Kansas.