Research by the people of Anthropology

The chair of the Anthropology Department is Dr. Diane Hanson.

There are a variety of topics studied in the Anthropology Department! Along with the major fields of anthropology (biological, cultural, linguistic, and archaeology), other topics researched include:

  • Enthnography
  • Epidemiology
  • Indigenous Health 
  • Circumpolar North
  • Virtual Repatriation
  • Digital Humanities
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Language Boundaries
  • Identity Construction
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Stress Trauma Analysis

  • Violence
  • Inequality
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Economic Development
  • Youth Culture
  • Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Rural Health Disparities
  • GIS
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Colonialism
  • Industrialization
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Human Ecology