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The procession: Anniversary of the "Baptism of Ancient Rus" in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, July 2017 [Photo Credit: Aleksandra Simonova]

Find out what a degree in Anthropology can do for you

Reconstruction of a Crannog, an Iron Age loch-dwelling found in Scotland and Ireland [Photo Credit: Tabea Mastel]

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Banner from the Stop the Gentrification campaign, by the residents of San Felipe in La Ciudad Panamá [Photo Credit: Pascale Boucicaut]

Check out the variety of Research Opportunities available to Anthropology Students

The protest: LGBT Pride march in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, June 2017 [Photo Credit: Aleksandra Simonova]

A police managed, pre-paid autorickshaw stand at a major railway station in Delhi, India. [Photo-credit: William Stafford]

An Education in Anthropology

Anthropologists study human beings from every time period, in every way possible, and in all their complexity. Click here to learn more about what a degree in Anthropology can do for you.

The Department of Anthropology at Berkeley has long been ranked among the top five departments in the United States.

Berkeley Anthropologists have a history of innovation and leadership in emergent areas of the discipline, whether conducting their research in modern biological labs, in globalizing villages throughout the world, or at places being developed as sites of cultural heritage and national identity. The Berkeley faculty includes the largest number of winners of the J. I. Staley Prize(link is external), awarded annually to an outstanding anthropology book by a living author, the only discipline-wide award in anthropology.

Congratulations, Prof. Daena Funahashi, on your first-ever book publication!

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health recently interviewed Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology Dr. Andrew Kim on his recently published paper, 'Psychological legacies of intergenerational trauma under South African apartheid: Prenatal stress predicts greater vunerability to the psychological impacts of future stress exposure during late adolescence and early adulthood in Soweto, South Africa' Check it out here:

Congratulations Prof. Cori Hayden - On Their New Published Book

In The Spectacular Generic, UC Berkeley's Anthropology Professor Cori Hayden examines how generic drugs have transformed public health politics and everyday experiences of pharmaceutical consumption in Latin America. Click here to read. 

Celebrating Life: Judy Heumann [1947-2023] - A Look at Disability Rights - An Ongoing Battle for Visibilty

Judy Heumann and Ed Roberts join a 28-day San Francisco protest over housing discrimination in 1977.

Click title to read UC Berkeley's article honoring Judy Heumann -
Includes: Anthropology's Karen Nakamura on continuing Judy's legacy of what it means to provide accessibility to disabled folks.

Berkeley names Carolina Talavera as first Dubal Fellow, honoring the legacy of anthropologist Sam Dubal '15. Click here to view the rest of the interview.