Race And Ethnicity

The study of race and ethnicity, viewed as social and cultural phenomena, has always been integral to the anthropology as discipline of anthropology. At Harvard, research on these dimensions of difference has explored how their meaning and implications vary across time and space; how ethnographic evidence contests theories of biological determinism and primordial sentiment; how race and ethnicity are deployed as principles of social organization, as objects of scientific knowledge, as vehicles of identity and the production of value production, and as vectors of discrimination, critical consciousness, and political mobilization.

Ajantha  Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Department Chair


Research and Teaching Interests: Political Economy; Colonialism and Postcoloniality; Political Ecology; Space...

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Tozzer Anthropology Building 210
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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(617) 495-5820 | Peabody Museum 30A
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John  Comaroff

John Comaroff

Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology
Oppenheimer Research Fellow
On Leave Spring 2019


Research and Teaching Interests: The...

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Department of African and African American Studies
260 Barker Center
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138