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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our department is following the University’s Return to Campus Plan for fall term. 

Our office will be available Monday-Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. We encourage most, if not all, activity and questions to be handled over email or phone for our staff is still working remotely.

You can reach our Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor at

You can reach our Graduate Coordinator and Business Manager at

You can reach the anthropology office at

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Our resumption to office spaces plan can be found HERE. Guidelines and protocols should be observed before entering the office spaces.

Thank you for keeping our staff safe.

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.

This department follows the University of Oregon mission statement values:

  • We value the passions, aspirations, individuality, and success of the students, faculty, and staff who work and learn here.
  • We value academic freedom, creative expression, and intellectual discourse.
  • We value our diversity and seek to foster equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful community.
  • We value the unique geography, history and culture of Oregon that shapes our identity and spirit.
  • We value our shared charge to steward resources sustainably and responsibly.


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‘Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown’

‘Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown,’ is an article written by Professor Stephen that was published by The Conversation that has been picked up by U.S. News and World Report, Public Radio International, Consortium News, and several newspapers.

This article focuses on the Gender-based violence that has spiked in recent months in Latin America.

To read the article, you will find it here

Looking for Fall Term Courses?

UO’s Fall term course schedule is now available! Start planning your schedule now for the upcoming term.

Check out the course list, and don’t forget to look into the other minors and programs available:


Anthropology Minor NEW! Forensics Minor UO Undergraduate Anthropology Club! Teaching Laboratories


As a reminder to returning students, Fall 2020 registration and waitlisting will be temporarily closed on August 1st during IntroDUCKtions and will not reopen until September 15th. Classes can fill up quickly in that time, so be sure to reserve your spot early!