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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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News & Events ::

Spun Dry: Mobility, Morbidity, and Jurisdiction in Northern Australia
Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Anthropology Social
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Campus Center, George Ball Lounge

Recent Events ::


Engaged Ethnography in Iraq with Kali Rubaii, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Kline French Room

The Black Box of Police Torture
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102



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 ::