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. Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation and Critique

    February 14 - February 15
  2. Department Lecture, Greg Hare “Global Warming and Melting Ice, Looking into the Past – Preparing for the Future”

    March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Anthropology Networking Social

    March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. GSA Annual Bake Sale

    March 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Faculty Spotlight

  • Featured Faculty, Dr. Lucero Radonic

    Featured Faculty, Dr. Lucero Radonic

    Dr. Lucero Radonic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, joined the department in 2014. Her research centers around the human/environment interaction within urban landscapes. More specifically, the human governance of changing landscapes, …Read More »