Admission deadline for the PhD program: December 1st 2014
Admission deadline for the MA program: February 16th 2015

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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.
Friday, February 13: Lila Abu-Lughod presents Caught in the Cross-Publics of the “Muslimwoman”, 2015 Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.