Bridging worlds to develop a new anthropology that bridges the subdisciplines within the field, connects Anthropology to other disciplines, accelerates basic science to transformative application, and integrates academic and non-academic worlds.
We passionately foster learning in anthropology, engage in fundamental and transformative research, and serve our community in confronting the problems faced by humankind and the planet.
- Provide students exposure to anthropological methods and theories relevant to solving the major challenges to humanity, including environmental dilemmas, conflict and cooperation, and health;
- Emphasize scientific analyses, including a balance of theory and data;
- Realizing the STEM-related objectives of the university, producing graduates that have skills aligned to workforce needs including lifelong critical learning, data analysis and communication, and an understanding of science as inquiry;
- Pursue funded research opportunities, bridging natural and social sciences, participating in interdisciplinary research, realizing integration across units/disciplines, and contributing to liberal education in the university.