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​Welcome to the DEPARTMENT OF

ANTHROPOLOGY

WHY UD ANTHROPOLOGY?​

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New Sweden History Conference: October 23, 2021

Bridging Many Worlds: Exploring Concepts of Changing Cultural Identities in the New Sweden Colony
 

Ancient Artifacts

UD undergraduate conducts investigation of regional archaeological finds
 

Summer Internship Leads to Senior Thesis

Senior Sam Side explores John Dickinson Plantation through the lens of current social phenomena.
 
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Research and Response to COVID-19

Anthropological research is essential for designing and implementing disease prevention strategies, strengthening health care systems, and promoting well-being in diverse contexts. Right now, anthropologists are researching the diverse social impacts and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, and exposing the ways that this public health crisis intersects with other forms of injustice.


Faculty research

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Bordering: Centering the Marginalized

The borders we trace through human experience tell us about more than just boundaries. Through attention to borders we can better understand the relations of power and inequality that structure human experience. It is only through recognizing borders that we can hope to overcome them.

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