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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.


Fall 2018 Anthropology Colloquia Series: Tobin Hansen

Tobin Hansen is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Oregon. His dissertation is based on 19 months of ethnographic research in northern Mexico. It explores the relationships between social and legal belonging, identity formation, and belonging to place, in the context of forcible displacement. Tobin was a 2017-2018 Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, housed in the University of California, San Diego. He has also received research support from a Wenner-GrenFoundation grant; the Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship;

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Undergraduate Mariah Bloom featured in the Oregon Quarterly

Undergraduate Mariah Bloom was featured in the Autumn 2018 issue of the Oregon Quarterly for her research on Dating Apps. You can view the full issue here: https://issuu.com/uomarketingcommunications/docs/_oq_fall_2018_final_single_pages_ka .

Her feature is on page 17, section #5.