Welcome to the Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama offers training in all four traditional subfields of anthropology:
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Social/Cultural Anthropology. Click here to learn more about what anthropology is.
We offer an undergraduate minor, and B.A.,
M.A., and PhD degrees in anthropology. At the doctoral level the department offers two tracks:
The Archaeology of Complex societies of Native Americans and Biocultural Medical Anthropology.
Please use the menu bar across the top of the page to learn more about our department, our people, our programs, our courses,
or try some of the links to various anthropological web resources at the "More Resources" page.
- We are delighted to announce that Kareen Hawsey and Paul Eubanks are the 2014-2015 co-winners of the David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship. Congratulations, Kareen and Paul! Posted 02/28/14.
- We are delighted to announce that Max Stein is the 2014 winner of the Allen R. Maxwell Endowed Anthropology Scholarship. This scholarship honors the late Professor Allen Maxwell, who was a pioneer anthropologist of Southeast Asia, and a longtime and much admired faculty member of our department. Professor Maxwell dedicated his career to the kinds of ethnographic and linguistic research that this scholarship is designed to support. Please join us in congratulating Max. Posted 02/28/14.
- Updating an earlier news item, recent graduate Dr. Francois Dengah has also now received the University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award! Well deserved; congratulations, Francois. Posted 02/7/14.
- Paul Eubanks has been funded by the National Science Foundation through a Dissertation Improvement Grant for his dissertation project, "Caddo Salt Production in Northwestern Louisiana." Warm congratulations to him and to his adviser, Dr. Ian Brown, for this prestigious award! Paul is our seventh doctoral student to receive an NSF dissertation improvement grant. This speaks, first and foremost, to his great promise as a scholar, and also to the great strength of our young doctoral program. Please congratulate Paul and Dr. Brown when the opportunity arises! Posted 01/30/14.
- It's our pleasure to announce that Dr. Francois Dengah has earned the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences for his dissertation "Finding Success and Health through God - A study of Cultural Models and Health among Brazilian Pentecostals." He was nominated by his adviser, Dr. Bill Dressler. In addition to this college-level honor, he automatically advances as a finalist for the university-level Outstanding Dissertation award. This is a tremendous accomplishment for Francois, and a great honor for Bill and the department as well. Please congratulate Francois and Bill when you see them. Posted 11/1/13.
- With the start of the 2013-2014 academic year there are some important changes to key contacts in the Anthropology Department. Dr. Ian Brown is our new Department Chair. Dr. Jason DeCaro will now serve as Director of Graduate Studies. Ms. Teri Kirkendoll has taken over as assistant administrator/fiscal manager. Dr. Lisa LeCount remains our Director of Undergraduate Studies. Our profound thanks to Dr. Michael Murphy (prior chair) and Ms. Elizabeth Pratt (prior asst. administrator) - as well as Ms. Pam Chesnutt - for many combined years of dedicated leadership and service; we would not be where we are without them. Posted 08/17/13.
- We're now on Twitter! @BamaAnthro Posted 04/27/12.
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