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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.

Anthropology Faculty Member: Andrew W Kim featured on Berkeley News 

On the forefront of genetics, mental illness and trauma’s lasting effects

Andrew Kim examines the quality of blood collected during participant visits at the research site at Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo courtesy Andrew Kim)

Image: Andrew Kim examines the quality of blood collected during participant visits at the research site at Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo courtesy Andrew Kim)

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:

The Noosphere at 100: The Future of Human Collective Consciousness

Our very own Professor Terrence Deacon will be a featured speaker at a 3-day conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of the identification of the noosphere - the evolving realm of global collective consciousness, intelligence, mind, or noos - and to invite board participation. 

The conference is welcoming all those interested in the noosphere and the promise of human collective consciousness to attend, and they invite proposals for papers, panels, and posters for in-person current sessions that speak to the conference themes, outlined in the Call for Proposals. More information on the conference website!

Congratulations Prof. Cori Hayden -Check out Cori's 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. 

Congratulations to our department's Nathan Tilton!

The Ford Foundation Fellowship is a program that seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university facilities by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Currently, Nathan is the MadRad Lab's: Disability Lab Manager

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.