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.
- Our Biocultural Systematics blog, a group effort of the biocultural medical anthropology faculty, has been picked up for the year by Anthropology News, with monthly posts planned. Check it out! Posted 02/4/15.
- The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) selected Dr. Jason DeCaro as the 2015 recipient of the President’s Faculty Research Award for Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences. These awards, organized by the RAC and sponsored by our President and by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, recognize select University of Alabama faculty members whose research and/or scholarship represents excellence in their field. Dr. DeCaro will be honored at Faculty Research Day on April 8, 2015 where he will be presented with a plaque commemorating the event, as well as an honorarium. Posted 01/22/15.
- It is our great pleasure to announce that Achsah Dorsey (MA 2014) has received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research by a Masters Student award for her biocultural work in Tanzania on maternal and child health. She also is now a finalist for the university-wide honor. Congratulations, Achsah! UPDATE 2/4/15: We have just learned that Achsah also won the university-wide Outstanding Research by a Masters Student award! How fabulous, and well-deserved! Posted 12/5/14.
- Dr. Francois Dengah has earned the University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award 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. Previously he received the same award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Posted 11/1/13.
- We're now on Twitter! @BamaAnthro Posted 04/27/12.
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