Anthropology News

From the Middle-East to the Indian Subcontinent to the Delaware Valley, anthropology presents students with an opportunity to uncover exciting findings around the world. The Earth is a diverse place, and Temple University Anthropology students learn to connect with its various peoples, linguistics and geographies to better understand this world. And if you want to understand what it’s like being a Temple Anthropology student, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re hoping to learn more about our faculty’s fieldwork, our students’ globetrotting or our alumni’s post-graduation success, you’ll find it all right here. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have an American Studies story of your own you think we should tell.

Liacouras center at graduation

As the Class of 2017 leaves undergraduate life behind, we asked a few of our new alumni about their fondest Temple memories, their favorite classes and their advice for future Owls.

2017 faculty retirees

Faculty, staff and alumni gathered in Shusterman Hall to honor retiring faculty members and the recipients of College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards.

Melissa Krug

Melissa Krug, a PhD candidate in anthropology, will use her Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to study artisans at a fair trade organization in Peru.

Bill Schindler

National Geographic television personality and acclaimed anthropologist Bill Schindler (PhD '06) never imagined that going blind while attending college could help him see his future so clearly.

CHAT art exhibition

Inaugural awardees include 15 individual and 20 collaborative projects that involve a total of 76 faculty researchers.


Temple University has selected the first batch of recipients for its Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program Grant Awards, according to a press release issued last week by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

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