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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.

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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Dr. Maria Escallón receives the NEH Fellowship

 Congratulations to Professor Maria Escallón. Maria has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to complete her book project “Excluded: Black Cultural Heritage and the Politics of Diversity in Colombia.”

Congratulations, Maria!

Professors Dr. Alison Carter, Dr. Scott Blumenthal, and Dr. Johanna Richlin – Anthropology Colloquium

Please join us Monday January 27th at 12pm in Condon 204 for the second AAGS colloquium of the new year with three University of Oregon Anthropology professors.

SPEAKER: Dr. Alison Carter, Anthropology, University of Oregon

Dr. Scott Blumenthal, Anthropology, University of Oregon

Dr. Johanna Richlin, Anthropology, University of Oregon

TALK TITLE: “Panel about the Academic Job Market”

DATE/TIME/PLACE: Monday January 27th, at 12pm in Condon Hall 204

*Lunch will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely -AAGS

Graduate Students Emily Masucci and Polet Campos Research Presentations at CLLAS Grad Research Colloquium

Please come and watch Anthropology Graduate Students, Emily Masucci and Polet Campos present their research at the CLLAS Grad Research Symposium on January 21st from 12:00-2:00pm.