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The Anthropology Program at the Graduate Center engages the breadth of anthropological knowledge. Over 50 fulltime faculty members across the four subfields of the discipline (archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and biological anthropology), augmented by a host of affiliated faculty from other institutions near and far, mentor more than 200 doctoral students of diverse backgrounds and interests.

Leveraging these resources with our central New York City location, distinguished faculty in related disciplines at the Graduate Center, and continually improving student fellowship support, the program has sustained a reputation for excellence, access and engaged scholarship.

Faculty publications have been honored with numerous prestigious awards, multiple alumni have won the MacArthur “Genius” Award, and our students receive grants and fellowships at consistently high rates.  Two current faculty members have recently served as President of the American Anthropological Association and faculty and students regularly populate the offices of other professional organizations.  Each year we offer an extensive array of public lectures across all the subfields of the discipline.

Few anthropology programs can boast the breadth of expertise, diversity of personnel, level of activity, height of scholarly achievement, degree of disciplinary leadership, and range of socio-political engagement that is our stock in trade. We are anthropology! Engage with us…