JAN 25 Too Much Maize? The Use of Carious Lesions in Bioarchaeological Research
Dr. Andrea Cucina
UC Mexus Resident Scholar
INTS 1111
NOV 12 Growing Up Maya
Artificial Head Shaping, Social Meanings, and Identity
Dr. Vera Tiesler
Wednesday, November 12th
INTN 3023
OCT 23 Colloquium
Richard Lee

Whose "Better Angels"
INTS 1113




Department of Anthropology
1334 Watkins Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA. 92521-0418


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UCR Anthropology is committed to a socially engaged, critical anthropology that recognizes the importance of the sometimes contradictory unity of approaches to understanding the human condition in all its dimensions. It has a finely tuned sense of historical temporality that views change as normal as reproduction. It takes account of the existence and potential significance of the variability and diversity of human beings, as both social and natural beings in space, place, and time. It provides culture, ensembles of social relations, and the human body itself with sociohistorial contingency. It does not separate the historical development of human societies or the human species from the events, contradictions, and forces that shaped their development in time and space. It knows that human activity can effect significant change as witnessed by the diverse array of societies that existed in the past and continue to form the present. It acknowledges the complex interrelations of consciousness, communication, and the subjectivity of individuals in particular sets of social relations. It engages rather than shies away from the critical social, moral, and political issues of the day. It knows that people occasionally do make their own history, and that some trajectories of change potentially have better outcomes than others.

The faculty and students are committed to an integrated and integrating concept of the discipline. They view the traditional subfields—applied, archaeological, sociocultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology--as cross cut by foci that bring faculty and students together in ways that reinforce the unity of the discipline rather than its divisions. The foci articulate contemporary or emerging concerns among anthropologists and the wider public.


Tenure-track Position in Biological Anthropology

Tenure-track Position in Linguistic Anthropology

Part-time Lecturer Positions for the 2014-15 Academic Year


In the News

Karl Taube receives an NEH award for his project, "The San Bartolo Mural Fragments Project: Murals in Motion"

Susan Ossman brings the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop to The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam 3-7 June.

Professor Derick Fay and his ANTH 001 class receives the Public Anthropology Award.

Professor Juliet McMullin and colleagues are awarded an NEH Humanities Initiatives grant to develop Health Humanities programing at UCR.

Professor Sally Ann Ness receives the Congress on Research in Dance 2013 Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service.

Professor Susan Ossman brings the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop to Paris. Next stops: Amsterdam, Bogota and Berlin.

Professor Christina Schwenkel is quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor on US veterans returning to Vietnam.

Professor Wendy Ashmore joins the UCR Academy of Distinguished Teachers 2013-2016

Professor Christine Gailey receives the CHASS Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair for Excellence in Teaching for 2013-2014


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