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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 ::

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

Sound and Affect Lecture Series
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Avery Art Center, Center for Film, Electronic Arts and Music

Bard Builds First Meeting!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 201

"Anthropology, Photography and the Field of Memory: Images from South Sudan"
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

As Long as There Is Breath, a Film by Stephanie Spray
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Avery Art Center, Center for Film, Electronic Arts and Music

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 ::