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As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned.

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Anthropology is the study of the human species.

It advances our collective understanding of who we are, where we came from, how we differ from one another, and what those differences mean.

Anthropology supports free inquiry about the human condition with scholarly rigor and sensitivity, and the dissemination and application of the resulting knowledge to local, national, and global communities. In the words of one of its founders, E. B. Tylor of Oxford University, anthropology is "a reformer's science."

The science of anthropology is rooted in core values of mutual respect, equal rights, freedom of expression, and freedom from discrimination. As another of its early practitioners, Ruth Benedict of Columbia University, wrote, "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference." Read more >>

Recent News

Faculty member in the news

   February 20, 2021

Dr. Elise Berman's collaborative work looking at the impact of COVID remote learning on Marshallese students and families was featured in the University of Arkansas news. You can read the full article here.

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Anthropology Day 2021

   January 28, 2021

Once again, our graduate and undergraduate student organizations have planned what promises to be another exciting Anthropology Day celebration on February 18th, 2021. Events will start at 10:00 am and all interested parties are encouraged to register at ...

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Charlotte Observer profiles faculty research on COVID

Professors Shenk and Freidus study the social and psychological effects of COVID on the elderly
   January 8, 2021

The Charlotte Observer reports on research by two UNC Charlotte Anthropology faculty, Professor Emerita Dena Shenk and Assistant Professor Andrea Freidus. Residents of nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus. But even when they're not the victims of infection themselves, their...

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