We provide integrative training, both in and out of the classroom, to prepare students to meet the challenges of our changing world. Our department encompasses all of anthropology’s subfields: archaeology, bioanthropology, linguistic anthropology, and social-cultural anthropology. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including majors, minors, and certificates.
Consider new ideas + develop your skills
Our courses explore many topics, spanning the social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities. You will learn to understand diverse ways of thinking and broaden your perspective about humanity. Through opportunities in the field and labs, group projects, and writing assignments, you’ll develop foundational skills sought by a wide variety of employers.
Leaders in our field
Our department is recognized as one of the best in the nation, in large part due to the diversity and strength of our faculty’s research interests and teaching commitments. You will have opportunities conduct hands-on research and study a variety of topics with dedicated faculty mentors who carry out interdisciplinary research on nearly every continent.
A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Emily Buhrow Rogers - Creation and Community: Making Mississippi Choctaw Arts-
Emily Buhrow Rogers holds a doctorate in anthropology and a master’s degree in folklore from Indiana University.
A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Kristin Otto - Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries-
Kristin Otto is a Ph.D. candidate in Indiana University’s Department of Anthropology and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
This year's plenary speaker is Dr. Karen L. Bales, University of California at Davis and the keynote speaker is Dr. Michael D. Wasserman, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Amy Berndtson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at IUB where she has taught both introductory and advanced courses for the last twenty years.Vivian Halloran is Professor of English and American Studies at IUB.