Team up with faculty on groundbreaking anthropological research.
The Department of Anthropology was founded in 1935 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska. The first undergraduate degrees in Anthropology were given in 1959, the first MA degrees in 1968 and the first PhD degrees in 1988. We are the only anthropology program in the United States that maintains a holistic approach to circumpolar studies, providing instruction and research in all aspects of anthropology.
We have a traditional focus on the circumpolar North. Recent departmental growth has resulted in a new thematic focus on language, culture, and evolution.
The graduate program offers students the opportunity to concentrate study in one of the four sub-fields, to gain research experience and training in the field and in the laboratory, and emphasizes empirical and applied studies.
News and events
Eduard Zdor PhD Dissertation Prospectus Defense, Thursday, May 7, 10am, via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 6777 6112
On behalf of the UAF Student Anthropology Society, Kevin Huo and Dillon McIntire are inviting everyone interested in connecting to join a Zoom meeting on Saturday, April 18 at 11AM AK Time. This will be a chance to catch up, take turns playing anthropologically resourceful music videos for each other, and reflect on fieldwork and research in the time of pandemic.April 18, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting Apr 18, 2020 11:00 AM Alaska: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/793299802
Meeting ID: 793 299 802
Stories from the People of the LandLeslie McCartney Anthropology Colloquium
Anthropology Colloquium Series
April 17, 2020, 3 pm, via Zoom
Firday, March 6, 5:30-7:30pm, UAF Murie Auditorium
February 7, 2020Sveta Yamin-Pasternak PhD Colloquium
January 31, 2020Kevin M. Sippel MA Thesis Defense, Friday, Jan. 31, 3pm, Bunnell 402Kevin M. Sippel MA Defense
January 24, 2020Len Kamerling - Anthropology Colloquium Series, Friday, Jan. 24, 3pm, Bunnell 402Len Kamerling Anthropology Colloquium