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As one of SF State's original departments, Anthropology has established a rich and deep tradition of preparing students not only for doctoral work and careers in the nation’s major centers of anthropological study but also for leading positions at every level of society.


News, Announcements & Events


Peter Biella to give keynote lecture at the World Film Festival

Peter Biella, Professor of Visual Anthropology, has been invited to give a keynote lecture about his work at the opening session of the World Film Festival in Tartu, Estonia in the Estonian Nationa


Enslavement and Institutionalized Care: The Politics of Health in 19th Century St. Croix, Danish West Indies

Associate Professor Meredith Reifschneider will be giving a lunchtime talk at the Archaeology Center at Stanford University.

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Recent MA graduate Ellie Lobovits published a film review in American Anthropologist

Our recent MA graduate Ellie Lobovits (2017) reviewed the film, Women in Sink, directed by Iris Zaki. Please find her full review in the March 2018 issue of American Anthropologist, Vol. 120, No.