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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 ::

Silence, Taboo, and Everyday Practices of Revolution: What Sovereignty Feels Like
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Instruments of Lament: Communication without Words in New Orleans Jazz Funeral
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Recent Events ::

Whitehead’s Process, Music’s Reality:
Sound and Affect after the Ontological Turn

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

"Celebrity Rapture, Selfie Love, Parody after Identity"
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Peter Rosenblum
 Professor of International Law and Human Rights


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Sociology Open House
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kline, President's Room

Teju Cole in Conversation with John Ryle
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

Alumni Profiles ::

Susan Levine, '87
My studies at Bard prepared me for more than just academic life. It prepared me for life, with all its complexity, sorrow, and grace. At the height of apartheid in 1986, I conducted research for my senior thesis on a South African play, which I used as a lens through which to comment on the uneven relationships between gender, class, and race among women in South Africa. This formative experience paved the way for my post-graduate research on youth activism in Cape Town (MA) and children's particpation as workers in South Africa's wine industry (PhD). MORE ::