Department of Anthropology
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Graduate Student Spotlight
"Something my time in this department has taught me is that people’s ideas about the past are central to their conceptualization of self. The role of imagined pasts in guiding our worldview is deeper, more personal, and more consequential than we might think. Archaeologists are in a position to help people navigate their relationships to these imagined pasts." - Duncan Hurt
The Department of Anthropology is excited to share an interview with Graduate Student Duncan Hurt, conducted by Julia Earle. This series will continue to highlight the amazing and impactful work of our students — in Austin and around the world — a few times each year.
About the Department
We offer a broad program of research, teaching, and community engagement that builds upon the historical strengths of archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and sociocultural anthropology in order to understand and address the challenges of a culturally diverse, increasingly globalized, and rapidly-changing world.
Our aim is to research and teach toward a better understanding of the world; a world in which the articulation of local cultural forms and identities with global processes is increasingly complicated and consequential; one in which the relationships among all types of social groups, from individuals to governments to multi-national corporations, are evolving and taking new forms; one in which race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of cultural identity are forever shifting in form and significance; one in which the relationship of human beings to both the natural and constructed environment is at an increasingly critical stage.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Eleazar
Eleazar is a doctoral student in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Find an Artifact?
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- Land Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the Indigenous lands of Turtle Island, the ancestral name for what now is called North America.
Moreover, we would like to acknowledge the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas. Learn more here.
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