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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).

  • Andaya received an Honorable Mention for the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize

    Dr. Elise Andaya received an Honorable Mention from the The Association for Feminist Anthropology. The Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize, is a new honor in our field. Michelle Z. Rosaldo was one of the earliest theorists in feminist anthropology.