Learn about human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction
Fields of Study
Biological Anthropology is the study of human variation, adaptation, and evolution.
Why Major in Anthropology?
Many employers value the skills and perspectives that develop from learning to think like an anthropologist.
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The Classic Journal began in 2016 and is published by The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program. Two Anthropology students are featured in their most recent issue. Anthropology student, Anna Brachey, wrote an essay entitled, "Bite-sized Bali: Grown in Genocide, Consumed by Capitalism." … Read Full Article
Department Head and Professor, Dr. Ted Gragson, along with UGA Department of Geography's David Leigh, and University of Oregon's Michael Coughlan had a paper published in MDPI's Sustainability journal. The paper is titled, "Contingency and Agency in the Mountain Landscapes of the Western… Read full article
Distinguished Research Professor, Founding Director, Center for Integrative Conservation Research
Rainforest Politics in Sarawak, East Malaysia: My research focused on transnational environmental politics in Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Conservation and the Politics of Knowledge: I’ve developed a rigorous, coherent ethnographic research program linking anthropology and conservation. In this research… Read Bio
Department Head and Professor, Dr. Ted Gragson, along with UGA Department of Geography's David Leigh, and University of Oregon's Michael Coughlan had a paper published in MDPI's Sustainability journal.
The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) awarded PhD candidate, Suneel Kumar, a 2020-2021 Junior Fellowship. Suneel's fellowship will support his dissertation fieldwork, specifically archival research in London and Pakistan.
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Our Graduate Program
At the University of Georgia, themes of ecology and environment connect our cultural anthropologists, anthropological archaeologists, and biological anthropologists to one another and to scholars and practitioners beyond the department and the university. Our interdisciplinary and integrative connections give our work scholarly and practical relevance. We offer a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation. A master's degree is not required to apply to our Ph.D. program.