Anthropology brings a global and comparative perspective to the study of human beings, exploring a wide range of topics across space and time. The field is linked through its subdisciplines to many other fields in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

The Anthropology Department offers specialized focus on Archaeology and Ancient Civilization; Cities, Urbanism, and Transnationalism, Culture; Ecology and Materiality; Economy, Markets, and Modernity; Gender and Sexuality; Health and Medicine; Historical Anthropology; Linguistic Anthropology; Political Anthropology; Race And Ethnicity; Religion; Science and Technology; Sensory Ethnography; Space and Landscapes; and State, Sovereignty, and The Law.