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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]

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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]

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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.


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: https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/psychological-legacies-of-intergenerational-trauma/



Distinguished lecture postponed until Spring 2023, check back for updates on the date and time of the lecture. Thank You.


In 1972, Laura Nader published her now seminal essay Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained From Studying Up. 50 years later, her essay has been cited more than 3000 times by scholars across the social sciences and remains a foundational text of elite studies.

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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.

Inquiries Regarding Enrollments? Please email: anthropology@berkeley.edu