• MSU College of Social Science logo and three phots of Diversity Champion Dr. Monir Moniruzzaman, Diversity Torch Mr. Juan Carlos Rico Noguera, and Diversity Spotlight Ms. Karen Phillippi
    Anthropologists featured in College of Social Science’s Diversity Matters newsletter for their work on human rights

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. Panel on “Macron and Islam” organized by the MSU Muslim Studies Program

    January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Dissertation Defense, Anna Martínez-Hume, “Refractions of ‘Doing Good’: Subjectivity, the State, and NGO Worker Health Intervention in Maya Guatemala”

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faculty Spotlight

  • 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 »