The sociocultural program offers the opportunity for the pursuit of a diverse array of theoretical, methodological, and topical approaches, with faculty engaged in groundbreaking and timely research and teaching in subjects ranging from the politics of performance to state formation, multispecies investigations to the U.S-Mexico borderland, affect studies to feminist anthropology. Working at the intersections of theory and method, the program has unique strengths in the following areas:
Gender and Sexuality
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Race and Ethnicity
Archaeology at the University of Texas 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.
The University of Texas at Austin Anthropology department offers a strong program of graduate study in biological anthropology at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The central focus of the biological anthropology program at UT 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.Learn More
Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin offers an exceptionally 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.Learn More