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​Welcome to the DEPARTMENT OF

ANTHROPOLOGY

WHY UD ANTHROPOLOGY?​

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Celebrating Achievements of Graduating Anthropology Students

Watch the University of Delaware Department of Anthropology Convocation for the Class of 2021.
 

2021 UD Anthropology Student Awards

​This spring of 2021, UD Anthropology recognizes and honors Amy Ciminnisi, Nikki Pratt, Maria Ziethen, and Nicole Martin with awards in academic success and leadership​.
 

MAAC Honors Dr. Jay F. Custer with Lifetime Achievement Award

Custer's contributions to archaeology were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference.
 
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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.

2020-21 annual theme