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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.


Stephen, Lara, & Carter receive 2018 Faculty Research Awards

Dr. Lynn Stephen, Dr. Ana-Maurine Lara, & Dr. Alison Carter received 2018 Faculty Research Awards. The awards, distributed annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, support scholarship, creative projects and quantitative or qualitative research from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Dr. Lynn Stephen: “Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and the U.S.”

Dr. Ana-Maurine Lara: “Caribbean Women Healers: Decolonizing Knowledge within Afro-Indigenous Traditions.”

Dr. Alison Carter: “From Kiln to

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CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories”

Wednesday, April 25, 2:30-4:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Ford Lecture Hall

Dr. Lamia Karim will participate on the panel discussion.

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Graduate student Annie Caruso awarded dissertation grant

Graduate student Annie Caruso was awarded a Wenner Gren dissertation fieldwork grant for $13,608 to complete her research in Carriacou. Congratulations, Annie!