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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.

UO Grad School Award Reception

Last week graduate students and faculty attended the 2018-2019 grad school award reception. The reception honored graduate students who won graduate fellowships and research awards.

To learn more about the award recipients, please visit:

Ian Redmond: “Conserving the #GardenersoftheForest: Apes, Elephants, and Climate Change”

Conservationist, Ian Redmond will be giving a talk on Monday, October 22nd in 282 Lillis at 7:30 pm.

Beau Dinapoli awarded an NSF dissertation research grant

Beau Dinapoli has been awarded an NSF dissertation research grant in the amount of $24,923 for his project titled “Investigating the Origins of Monumental Architecture on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)”.