Anthropology at Tufts gives students opportunities for ethnographic research through our Fieldwork Lab (Anth 161), several upper-level seminars (Anth 162 and over), internships (Anth 99), and independent research projects (Anth 197 and 199). Our students can present their research and engage with others through the Spring Student Anthropology Symposium (SSAS). This combination of hands-on research, disciplinary breadth, global and local understanding, and intellectual community makes Anthropology a strong major and an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers.
A minor in Anthropology complements a wide range of majors and disciplines, providing highly transferable skills and a grounding in a holistic and theoretically-informed way of thinking about humans in the world. We offer four distinct minors that allow you to gain a foundation in a thematically focused area of anthropology and training in specific methods, including ethnographic and publicly-engaged research.
If you would like to declare a major in Anthropology, you should select a faculty advisor from Professors Amahl Bishara, Alex Blanchette, Sarah Luna, Tatiana Chudakova, Craig Cipolla, Zarin Machanda, Sarah Pinto, Nick Seaver, Cathy Stanton, or Lauren Sullivan. You can get an idea of our areas of interest and expertise. It is a good idea to speak to several of us first to discuss your interests, goals, and expectations. You may also want to speak to some of our advisees in order to make sure that your prospective advisor's advising style is a good "fit" for you.
Students can declare a minor by first meeting with the designated minor advisor, and then submitting the appropriate form.
- Biological Anthropology: Assistant Professor Zarin Machanda
- Cultural Anthropology: Senior Lecturer Cathy Stanton
- Medical Anthropology: Associate Professor Tatiana Chudakova
- Social Justice Anthropology: Associate Professor Amahl Bishara
The Anthropology transfer credit advisor is Nick Seaver. To transfer Anthropology credit from another institution, please go to SIS and follow the instructions.
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