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Bard College

Program Overview

What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people and cultural difference both past and present.  Anthropology is a holistic field that uses the wide variety of human expression and practices around the globe as its source of data.  The central feature of Anthropology is ethnography and fieldwork, which entails the study of how people make meaning from the world around them.

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Recent Events ::

Archaeology of the Holocaust: From the Great Synagogue of Vilna to Ponar, Lithuania
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Designing Ethics: Racial Imaginaries and the Interweaving of Power in Peruvian Ethical Fashion Design
Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

The NSU Monologues
Monday, October 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema

The Invisible Animal: The Morality of Sacrifice and Interspecies Care in Experimental Lab Science
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Medical Anthropology and Global Public Health: A Discussion
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, George Ball Lounge

Alumni Profiles ::

Andrew Newman '01, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
Andrew Newman graduated from Bard in 2001 with a major in Anthropology and is now Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. His senior project, "Urban Like a Jackalope: Culture, Capital, and the Remaking of Downtown Houston", was written under the supervision of Prof. Mario Bick and sparked his interest in urban ethnography. He pursued his doctoral training at the CUNY Graduate Center under the supervision of Prof. Ida Susser. MORE ::