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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology.  Our department is a four-field department focusing on archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. We offer undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Linguistics, and Human Biology as well as graduate degrees (MA and PhD) in Anthropology. Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars and educators.

News & Announcements

  • Gage Recognized for Lifetime Achievements by Penn State

    Dr. Gage is the 2016 recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to alumni who have achieved exceptional success throughout the course of their career.

  • Burkhart Receives Prize for Essay

    Dr. Louise Burkhart, Professor and Chair in the Department of Anthropology, received the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference's Harold Grimm Prize for her essay, "The 'Little Doctrine' and Indigenous Catechesis in New Spain,"Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 2 (2014).

  • Schell receives $10 Million Endowment from the NIH

    Dr. Lawrence Schell, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director for the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD), received a $10 million dollar endowment from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help create a collaborative effort focusing on minority health disparities in NY. This endeavor will encompass nearly 50 UAlbany faculty in six of UAlbany's nine schools and colleges.