We are proud of the balance we've built between coursework and field work, providing significant on-the-ground experiences for faculty and students alike. Our portfolio of investigations proves that anthropology needn't restrict itself to distant (in place or time) peoples, but has a central role to play in understanding the complex interactions among all communities—including our own.
We invite you to read about our faculty's research and accomplishments below and our working papers on a particularly close relationship our department has forged with an educational institution in Ecuador. We think you'll agree that anthropological research at UCD is as much about vibrant societies as it is about compelling scholarship.
Faculty Research Spotlight
- Riel-Salvatore continues to discuss 'tidy Neanderthals'
Julien Riel-Salvatore, assistant professor of anthropology, continues to discuss new Neanderthal findings – this time on Colorado Public Radio and on the biggest science radio show in Canada (500,000 active listeners) which ... Read More »
- Anthropology welcomes Thayer
Zaneta Thayer will be joining the Anthropology Department this spring as a new assistant professor. Thayer comes from Northwestern University and spent part of this past fall in New Zealand where she gave seven talks to ... Read More »
- Riel-Salvatore Neanderthal research continues to garner notice
Julien Riel-Salvatore, assistant professor of anthropology, and colleagues are announcing the results of Read More »
- Anthropology department profiled in video at AAA
The Anthropology department was featured in a video created for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual conference in late November. The video was very ... Read More »
- Otanez work appears in new book
Associate professor in anthropology Marty Otañez’s digital storytelling work was highlighted in the recent book Participatory Visual and Digital Methods on Qualitative Analysis.
- Horton presents research
Sarah Horton, assistant professor in anthropology, presented research at the October 4th University of North Carolina Chapel Hill conference "Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A ... Read More »
- Anthropology MA Program receives national ranking
Congratulations to Anthropology’s MA program, which has been ranked # 21 in the country by GraduatePrograms.com; which posts rankings of discipline specific graduate ... Read More »
- Tracer research highlighted locally, nationally, and abroad
A rather recent study from David Tracer, anthropology professor and chair of health and behavioral science, dissected whether crawling is really important after all. "There are many ways to get to walking," Tracer says. "Crawling ... Read More »
- Collins presents at CSU CCC Seminar
Last month Ashley Collins, an anthropology MA student, presented the talk, “Democratic Participation and Inequitable Outcomes: Evaluating the social costs of hydraulic fracturing in Colorado,” as a part of the ... Read More »
- Stone publishing in flagship journal
Tammy Stone, professor of anthropology, and her co-author Patricia Gilman, University of Oklahoma, have the lead article in American Antiquity (the flagship journal for American archaeology) out this month. ... Read More »
- Otanez presented in Africa
Marty Otañez, associate professor in anthropology, was an invited instructor at the two-week global tobacco control course at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, ... Read More »