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Department of Anthropology
The Johns Hopkins University
404 Macaulay Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone 410-516-7272
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The Department of Anthropology is one of the few in the country that focuses exclusively on socio-cultural anthropology, one of the four traditional subfields of the discipline. The department has helped to lead debates on many of the issues that have shaped the field over the last thirty years. Our faculty has field research experience in the Americas, South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. We work on themes such as the everyday, the state, religion, media, and health, building on interdisciplinary dialogues across the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences. The Department offers a PhD program, a BA program for undergraduate majors, and courses for students coming from other majors such as public health and international studies.

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Spring 2015 Colloquia Series

Lori Allen
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthroplogy
London School of Economics

"Unstateable Palestine:  Reading Emotion and Proving Political Worthiness through International Investigative Commissions"

April 21, 2015
Macaulay Hall 400

Reception to follow

Spring 2015 Colloquia Series Schedule

Anthropology graduate student, Megha Majumdar, talks to novelist Lily King regarding her new novel on the romance between Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. 

Somatosphere book forum on Bhrigupati Singh's new book Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India, published by the University of Chicago Press

Check out Juan Obarrio's new book The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique, published by the University of Chicago Press. 


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