Student looks at human skull


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

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

Watch Professor Gibel Mevorach's talk at College of the Holy Cross.

Four Grinnell College Professors to Discuss Catalonia’s Bid for Independence

Panel to shed light on the causes that precipitated Catalonia’s bid for independence and the shared and opposed mentalities driving this conflict.

Anthropology Students Present Results of Mentored Advanced Projects

Nate Crail ’19 and Emily Ricker ’18 present the results of their research at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 14.
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