Forty-nine years after Bowdoin opened its doors to women, in 1971, anthropology major Emma Kellogg ’20 analyzed the reactions of male students to this remarkable moment in the College's history.Read more
We conduct field research in rural and urban locations from Australia to the Arctic and on topics as varied as ancient warfare, outer-space colonization, climate change, intimate violence, media production, and social activism. Employing emergent methodologies and established ones—like remote-sensing and participant/observation—we investigate local meanings, global connections, power inequalities, and processes of change.
Welcome, Class of 2024!
Learn more about courses and opportunities in the Anthropology Department.
Open Letter on Police Violence and Anti-Black Racism
The Department of Anthropology condemns White supremacy, anti-Black racism, and the state-sanctioned violence that has ended the lives of so many Black people. With our students, colleagues, friends, and community members, we stand in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. The resources we share (including recent articles, websites, videos, podcasts and books) offer critical insights on these issues within and beyond the discipline and amplify the voices of Black anthropologists and other scholars and activists.