The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University engages in the discipline as a humanistic science of cultural and biological diversity across time and space. Our strength is in our diversity of approaches to this fundamental inquiry. Our faculty specializes in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, medical anthropology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. We work towards an understanding of the human condition, past and present, in countries across the world and in our own backyards.  Our undergraduate and graduate students are trained to be critical thinkers. We offer undergraduates research opportunities inside and outside the classroom, and our graduates find that their degrees have prepared them for a wide variety of experiences within and outside the discipline. I encourage you to explore this new website and see for yourself the many approaches to anthropological research practiced by our faculty and graduate students, and visit us often here or on Facebook to keep up on the achievements of our faculty, students, and alums.


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Upcoming Events

  1. Anthropology Networking Social

    March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Jüergen Schaflechner film showing “Thrust Into Heaven”

    March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. “TB Patient Care Pathway and Stigma” Brown Bag with Dr. Mary Ann Ladia

    March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. “The Ethics of Academic Writing in Co-PI Research” RCR Brown Bag

    April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Faculty Spotlight

  • Featured Faculty: Dr. Stacey Camp

    Featured Faculty: Dr. Stacey Camp

    The Department of Anthropology is pleased to introduce our new Associate Professor in archaeology and Campus Archaeology Program (CAP) Director, Dr. Stacey Camp. Dr. Camp’s research centers around an interest …Read More »