The Department offers four field training, with programs in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and cultural heritage management. In social/cultural anthropology, research and teaching are focused on the cultural construction of politics and law, history, economy, medicine, gender, art and consumption; psychological anth; visual anthropology, urban anthropology, applied anthropology. Linguistics research focuses on sociocultural linguistics, rhetorical practices, performance studies, language and power, language and gender. Regional specialization includes Europe, Latin America, Melanesia, North America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Central Asia. Topical areas in archaeology and biological anthropology include historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, human evolution, paleoanthropology, and behavioral biology. Archaeology and primate skeletal emphasize taphonomy, archaeobiology, electronic imaging and lithic analysis. Many graduate students work with faculty in other departments in the field of paleoecology.
Graduate: Teaching assistantships, up to 50% time per 9 months. Research assistantships. ICGC fellowships. Departmental Graduate Fellowships. University of Minnesota fellowships, including Diversity of Views and Experience (DOVE) Fellowships, IDF, DDF, and Hella Mears. Current and former students have also been successful at obtaining Leakey and NSF funding.
Departmental Labs, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, Ames Library for South Asia, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Institute for Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Museum Studies, Communication Studies, Medical Social Science, Ethnomusicology. A wide array of supporting programs in agriculture, child development, cognitive science, environmental studies, health sciences, paleoecology, and psychology