Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate programs in the following areas:

Sociocultural Anthropology
Culture and power, cultural poetics, political economy, hegemony and resistance, discourse theory, ethnicity, class and feminist theory are all taught. Faculty members represent a wide area of specialization, which includes Latin America, the Caribbean Islands, North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania. There is particular interest in the native populations of North, Central and South America, as well as special programs in the African Diaspora and in the Mexican-American borderlands.

Archaeology
Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin reflects the breadth of specialization of its faculty, and its strong links with other disciplines. The program enjoys strong ties with Geography, Classics, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Social, Cultural and Biological Anthropology. A strong and active group of graduate students, the presence of the Texas Archeological Research Lab and offices in State Government make Austin's community of archaeologists and related scholars exceptionally large and diverse.

Biological Anthropology
The department of Anthropology offers a strong program of graduate study in biological anthropology. The central focus of the biological anthropology program at the University of Texas at Austin is the study of primate behavior, morphology and evolution. Through a combination of coursework and research projects, students are broadly trained in primate anatomy, behavior, ecology, paleontology, paleoecology and systematics.

Linguistic Anthropology
Linguistic anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin offers a diverse and comprehensive training program that is unique and unparalleled in the US. Our strength lies in our interdisciplinary approach to the teaching and applications of Linguistic Anthropology whereby students benefit from a program grounded in sociocultural and sociolinguistic theory.