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Department of Anthropology


We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers. 

Welcome from the Head

In our Anthropologies of Tomorrow (AOT) signature approach, excellence, community partnerships, diversity in all its forms, equity and inclusion are fundamental to all aspects of departmental life. We contribute high impact research and education with a focus on teaching and learning about crucial issues facing our world, building capacity for addressing issues, and preparing students for professional careers. With a public service mission, we feature an exciting interface between students, faculty, practitioners, and community partners, provide enriching educational opportunities and pathways to success with innovative training for addressing global grand challenges.

Purdue and our College of Liberal Arts continue to grow enrollments, faculty numbers and scholarly impact, and gain national recognition for innovative improvements in affordability, curriculum, campus life, technology, and facilities. Our department has welcomed three new faculty members in the past two years. We continue to strengthen our contributions to our university, discipline, and larger communities.