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Stephanie Poindexter, Assistant Professor in UB Anthropology, is interviewed about the #ShutDownSTEM protest movement addressing racsim in academia and STEM fields.


The Department of Anthropology announces recent honors, grants and fellowships achieved by graduate students.

Rebecca Biermann Gürbüz, Anthropology PhD candidate, was selected to represent mentored research in the College of Arts and Sciences at the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

A lifelong interest in fabric informs anthropology PhD student Erika Ruhl’s research on children’s burial clothing from pre-modern Finnish churches.  


Joyce Sirianni, professor and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, was recently named a "Top Educator" by Marquis Who's Who that recognizes outstanding educators in their respective fields based on leadership and professional accomplishments. 

A recent BBC News article interviews Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel about her research to find out if it was possible to tell where an individual was from by looking at the shape of their skulls.   

Ashlee Hart, PhD '19, was selected as one of 12 doctoral scholars from across the university to present their research during the Three Minute Thesis competition on March 8.


A recent article in Forbes featured research conducted by Anthropology doctoral candidate Sarah Hoffman about a woman with a disfiguring facial abnormality discovered in a medieval cemetery in Iceland.


Ashley Cercone, an Anthropology doctoral student, and Hanna Santanam, a senior Anthropology major, win prestigous Fulbright awards.


A recent Associated Press article interviews Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel about a new study linking how ancient human diets, notably giving-up raw, tough meat for softer foods, has modified human speech.