image
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.

More ::

Recent Events ::

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

Premodern Technopolitics? Empire and Infrastructure in the Inka Cloud Forest
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Olin, Room 202

A Rightful Share: Beyond Gift and Market in the Politics of Distribution
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Kuru Updated
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

How Solar Became “Alternative”:
Slavery and the Making of Modern Energy

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

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 ::