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.

Congratulations to Thomas Gerz, who won an honorable mention in the SLA undergraduate essay competition for research he undertook investigating linguistic relativity in Japanese and English. His paper, entitled Grammatical Ontologies in Japanese and English, summarized the findings of the research he carried out, with the Anthropology Department’s support, earlier in the summer.

People viewing Anthropology Graduate students research slideshows

A trio of anthropology students recently returned from Vietnam, Peru and French Polynesia. Catch up on what they’ve learned in the field.

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.