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Anthropology

Anthropology is a holistic study of humankind that encompasses archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology. It is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on the sciences, humanities, and social studies. Students have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in any of the subfields. For majors, this can comprise a senior thesis. Grinnell’s anthropology major prepares students for graduate school as well as careers domestically and internationally in such fields as museology, regional planning, journalism, business, social services, and more.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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The College Moves Salisbury House Library Collection to Campus

The College has moved Salisbury House’s collection of nearly 5,000 rare books and historic documents to Burling Library’s climate-controlled Special Collections and Archives.
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Exploring Community Identity Through Architecture

An anthropology major uses the city of Grinnell as a research lab.
Katya Gibel Mevorach

Katya Gibel Mevorach on Jews, Intersectionality, and Contemporary Anti-Semitism

On April 19, 2018, Professor Katya Gibel Mevorach, anthropology and American studies, gave a talk at the College of the Holy Cross. Her talk explored Jewish and intersectional identities and laid a historical context for the new anti-Semitism.
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