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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 ::


Antarctic Edge: 70degrees South
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Preston

Omar Tesdell: Nature Reserves, Territory, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin 304

Open Sounds, Hidden Spaces: Listening, Wandering, and Spatial Formation in Sufi Iran
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 101

The Rickshaw and the Policeman: Zulu Men, Work and Clothing in Colonial Natal
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: RKC 115

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 ::