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Welcome to Department of Anthropology

The Anthropology program at SF State prepares students for success in graduate programs as well as for leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, the private sector and government. Our graduates have gone on to become teachers, researchers, film producers, policy advocates, attorneys, museum professionals and university professors. Courses at the B.A. and M.A. level provide opportunities to engage real-world problems and develop real-world skills.


News & Announcements

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2018-2019 Highlights

Take a look at several of our department highlights from 2018-2019!


Power in the Face of Indian Surrogacy

Undergraduate Emma Abell-Selby has an article published in the Journal Somastophere. Please read it here

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Art/Archaeology: a space beyond explanation - the ineligible project

Professor Doug Bailey will speak at UC Berkeley on September 18, at 12 noon in Room 101 of the Archaeology Research Facility at 2251 College Avenue, Berkeley


A Life In Ethnomusicology

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Fine Arts 525

So You Want to be a Professor: Career Panel

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
FA 525

Document the Impact: A Screening and discussion with filmaker Adreanna Rodriguez

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
FA 203