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     Franz Boas founded Columbia University's Department of Anthropology on the eve of the 20th Century, making it the first PhD Program in the United States. Originally founded on the concept of the “four field approach” to the study of human culture and society, the department now focuses its undergraduate and graduate programs on Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology. However, the Department continues the Boasian tradition of extended ethnographic research, critical theoretical approaches to contemporary global problems, and language sensitive and historically informed analysis. Faculty research interests span the range of the domains most critical to contempory anthropology, including continental philosophy, law, political anthropology, semiotics and post- semiotics, ecology and ecocriticsm, science and technology studies, critical native studies, aesthetics, affect theory, media (including film, photography, and sound recording), and new media.

 
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The Department of Anthropology and the Insititute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

INVITE YOU TO A CELEBRATION OF 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF OUR COLLEAGUE 

ELAINE COMBS-SCHILLING

( 1949 - 2016 )

Friday October 28 at 1pm

St. Paul's Chapel

on the Columbia University Campus

(entrance at 116th & Amsterdam)

Reception to follow at the Deutsches Haus, 420 W. 116 St.

 

                

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The Department congratulates Professor Myron Cohen on being named the 2016 recipient of the Chinese Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Award! 

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The Anthropology Department congratulates our fantastic

undergraduate 2016 Ella Deloria Award winners!

Carmen Ervin (GS ’17), Will Klassen (CC ’17), Camille Peterson (CC’17), Ayluonne Txai Tereszkiewicz (CC ’17), Kersti Werdal (GS ’17)

 
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