About Us

  • 7/12/18
    Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws from and builds upon knowledge from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. It is the only discipline that examines and attempts to understand humankind as a whole.
  • 12/15/17
    The Department of Anthropology encourages students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to be active participants in their education. Most undergraduate courses in the major are taught by faculty in smaller-sized classes, allowing students to make meaningful connections and develop collaborations with faculty to enhance their learning experience. Graduate students benefit from supportive faculty mentorship as they develop intellectually and professionally as researchers and teachers.
  • 12/2/20
    The Department of Anthropology at the University at Buffalo and its faculty, staff, and students take pride in examining and appreciating cultures across all of human history. We believe that anthropological training is crucial to the cultivation of global competence in an increasingly culturally diverse and interconnected world. We also believe that anthropological training should be available to members of all communities, irrespective of ethnicity, nationality, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class, age, and abilities.  
  • 5/10/18
    Our students are conducting exciting research around the globe and right here in Western New York. Explore a small selection of their experiences both in the field and in the classroom.
  • 11/25/20
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