Anthropology brings a global perspective to the study of human diversity by means of in-depth research at the local level and comparative studies that explore human experience through time and across space. At Syracuse, we embrace a holistic approach to anthropology through teaching and research in archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology. The Anthropology Department is within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The college encourages faculty and students to become engaged in scholarship for the public good and to seek out and address solutions to past, present and future human problems locally and globally. This objective is consistent to the central concerns of all of the subfields of anthropology.
Graduate: 15 teaching assistantships, $22,000. plus remitted tuition; Claudia de Lys Scholarship for field research; 14 summer fellowships; South Asia (FLAS) Fellowship; SU Fellowship, $25,290. plus 30 tuition credit hours; competitive assistantships for dissertation write-up.
The department has biological archaeology and archaeology laboratories. Bird Research Library includes special holdings on Africa and South Asia. Also, students and faculty have access to the Maxwell School’s Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers including the Moynihan Institute of Global affairs, Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Center for Policy Research, Aging Studies Institute, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary Politics and the Media, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Center for Technology and Information Policy.