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The Anthropology Department at Queens College aims to give students a knowledge of human origins and development, the varieties of human cultures, and cultural and social complexities of our species. A major in Anthropology provides the necessary preparation for graduate work in the field, as well as valuable background for careers in education, international studies, medicine and allied professions, sociology, and social work, as well as for participation in community organizations. Students wishing to major in anthropology may choose between two tracks: general anthropology and pre-professional anthropology. Students must declare their intention to major in anthropology by requesting a department adviser and by completing their concentration form in consultation with the adviser. Pre-professional majors are especially encouraged to work closely with a faculty adviser. Although course requirements are designed to prevent premature undergraduate overspecialization, there is sufficient flexibility to permit a student to emphasize cultural, biological, or archaeological anthropology. The selection of elective courses in the field of interest (both from within and outside the department) should be done in consultation with a faculty adviser from the respective sub-discipline.



Anthropology adjunct, Jemima Georges received a Young Explorers Grant from National Geographic to participate on Dr. Timothy Pugh's project, Urbanization at Nixtun-Chi'ich', Peten, Guatemala, which is funded by a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Dr. Kevin Birth's article "Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion" has recently been published in the edited volume "Time, Temporality and Global Politics". The entire book can be accessed here.

Our Fall 2016 course schedule is now available here.

Dr. Mandana Limbert is the recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her project "Oman, Zanzibar and the Politics of Becoming Arab," a book on changing notions of Arab identity.

Dr. John Collins' book "Revolt of the Saints" on race, space, and history in Brazil has recently been published by Duke University Press. A description of the book can be found here.