Santa Clara University

Anthropology Dept.

Welcome to SCU's Department of Anthropology



Our goal is to instill in students an understanding of the diverse cultural perspectives in the world today, as well as the long term patterns of change in human evolution and human societies.

We teach three of the four subfields of anthropology: biological and cultural anthropology, and archaeology. Students actively engage in learning and scholarship in ongoing faculty projects, both in local and international communities.

Santa Clara's location, on the site of a Spanish Colonial period mission as well as within the San Francisco Bay area, offers unique options for students to learn and apply anthropology outside the classroom. Students also may choose to focus on specific areas within anthropology, including three special emphases: Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.

 

 


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Contact

Office: 408.554.2794
Fax: 408.554.4189



Department Chair:
Dr. Michelle Bezanson
Phone:  408.551.1684


Upcoming Events
Anthropology's Winter 2015 Seminar Series

"Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey" on March 3th at 7:30 pm  in the Music and Dance Recital Hall (for more information please see: cargocollective.com/aliencitizen or aliencitizensoloshow.com)

 

Professor Mythri Jegathesan will present her work on April 29th in Kennedy Commons at 5:00 pm. 

 

Professor Smadar Lavie will present "Bureaucratic Torture: Mizrahi Single Mothers and the Divinity of Citizenship in Israel" on May 13th in Kennedy Commons at 5:00 pm.

 

 

Recent Books

The Anthropology department is pleased to announce Dr. Mary Hegland's book "Days of Revolution: Political Unrest in an Iranian Village."  The book is now available at all fine book outlets.  

 

Anthropology Club Events


Updates coming soon.

 
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