Beyond the Degree
Anthropology alumni pursue careers in over 50 different fields
Margaret Irving '17
My engaging experiences in the department inspired me to pursue further study. After graduating in 2017 I obtained my master’s in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology from the University of Oxford, with a dissertation examining the authenticity of digital reproductions of artifacts. I remained in the UK to work in corporate reputation at the PR agency Edelman.
Kat Kearney '17
I'm still in Aotearoa New Zealand 3 years after graduation with the help of a travel fellowship through URAF. Anthro was definitely to thank for getting me to think globally. After dancing with a Pacific contemporary company for a year, I secured a government job with NZ's Arts Council. I work in the International Services team, with a focus on connecting NZ artists to the global arts sector through fairs, markets, and festivals.
Eric Lu '09, HMS '16
Concentrating in Anthropology was one of the best decisions I made at Harvard. It has equipped and empowered me to understand the world more deeply and holistically, laying tracks for an unconventional but exciting career path and paying off currently in my work as a screenwriter.