Anthropologists study the full spectrum of what it means to be human. Why does anthropology matter? Investigating the pressing issues facing nations, communities and scientific inquiry today, anthropology is vital to many of the compelling intellectual conversations occurring at Emory and beyond.
Anthropologists address questions of human origins and evolution, behavioral biology, human ecology and adaptations, gender and sexuality, human cognition and emotion, health and illness, social justice and inequality, social behavior and human diversity, media and communication, and the intersections of biological, environmental, political, economic, and religious life. Our diverse theoretical and methodological toolkit permits anthropologists to forge creative approaches to established and emerging societ
Various support opportunities are available from the University for undergraduate work. Inquiries should be made directly to the admissions office. Grad students receive stipend and full tuition, plus supplemental funding for summer research, travel to present papers, and language training.
Department facilities in Ancient DNA, Anthropological Demography, Darwinian Neuroscience, Experimental Ethnography Working Group, and Paleolithic Technology; additional resources: Yerkes Primate Research Center, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Emory School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare System, Emory School of Public Health, Carter Center, Carlos Museum, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Institute of African Studies, Program in Linguistics, Program in Global Development Studies