Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes affiliated with the Department of Anthropology


Institute for Mesoamerican Studies

The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) is a non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America).


Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

The mission of the Center is to contribute to the elimination of minority health disparities by bringing faculty research expertise to bear on the problem through partnerships with communities, health care providers, county departments of health, and the NYS Department of Health. 


Center for Social and Demographic Analysis

The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis was established in 1981 with the objective of providing strong research infrastructure for scholarship in the social sciences at the University at Albany.


Northeast Anthropology (NEA)

Northeast Anthropology is an international journal dedicated to anthropological research in the northeastern US and eastern Canada.