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    The Department of Anthropology denounces violence against our Asian Pacific Islander Desi American and Asian communities

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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  1. Dissertation Proposal Defense, Sara Tahir, “Transnational social relations and the reconfiguration of local understandings; material culture and digital communication among urban Pakistanis and their diasporic relatives in the US”

    April 19 @ 11:00 am

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  • Featured Faculty, Dr. Gabriel Wrobel

    Featured Faculty, Dr. Gabriel Wrobel

    Associate Professor Gabriel Wrobel’s interest in the bioarchaeology of ancient Maya began as an undergraduate student during a fieldschool in Belize. After working at one of the rockshelter sites for …Read More »