Anthropology as a discipline is more relevant today than at any time in its distinguished history.
Anthropology is the academic discipline that studies humans holistically through an interdisciplinary lens. It combines science with humanities, biology with culture, history with prehistory and primates with language. It is by definition concerned with human diversity and the Anthropology department at Kent State University has provided primary leadership within academia in researching this important domain.
Anthropology trains students to think critically, write clearly and speak thoughtfully about what it means to be human. Methodologically, we emphasize both quantitative and qualitative evaluation and train students to go beyond the statistics.
By focusing on the complex linkages among the three subfields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Biological Anthropologyâ€”and by emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork, we prepare students to survive in an increasingly multidisciplinary and multicultural world.
Faculty Media Impact Rankings Recognize Kent State for Sharing Research With the Public A new survey that focuses on faculty involvement with the public through the news media recognizes Kent State University on its inaugural lists.
- Posted Nov. 25, 2013
Emeritus Professor Mark Seeman receives Distinguished Career Award
- Posted Oct. 29, 2013
Distinguished Researcher Owen Lovejoy Joins Kent Stateâ€™s Presidential Search Committee Kent State University Professor of Anthropology C. Owen Lovejoy, Ph.D., has joined the universityâ€™s Presidential Search Committee.
- Posted Sep. 9, 2013
KSU Cultural Anthropologists mentioned in NY Times Opinion Pages Professor Rick Feinberg and former graduate student and part-time Instructor Cathy Pyrek mentioned in NY Times Opinion article 'Losing Our Way in the World' by John Edward Huth. Feinberg and Pyrek studied navigational 'tool kits' (i.e., winds, waves, stars) used by indigenous Polynesian navigators in the Solomon Islands.
- Posted Jul. 22, 2013
Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti receives NSF Award Dr. Raghanti received an NSF award (BCS-1316829)for her project entitled 'Comparative Analysis of a Critical Brain Structure: The Basal Ganglia'.
- Posted Jul. 17, 2013
Veiga, LM, Barnett, AA., Ferrari, SF, Norconk, MA (2013) Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris. Cambridge University Press.
"Ardi" Research at KSU
Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, University Professor of Anthropology publishes as co-discoverer and Lead Author of Ardipithecus.