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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 ::

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

"Whitehead’s Process, Music’s Reality: On some potential modifications to affect theory"
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Recent Events ::

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

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

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 ::