Faculty (Alcorta, Dussart, Erickson, Linnekin, Martínez, McBride, Singer, Wilson) who support studies in cultural and historical anthropology at the University of Connecticut welcome qualified students with research interests in cultural identity and nationalism, revitalization movements, ethnohistory, historical anthropology, historical archaeology, gender, indigenous and women's rights, international human rights, democratization, ethnomedicine, arts and media, international migration, the politics of cultural representation, and popular culture and mass consumption.
We particularly encourage ethnographic and historical approaches to the study of these topics and of other political, social and cultural phenomena of global relevance. While maintaining an emphasis upon basic research, we seek to bring history and ethnography together to create sophisticated analyses of transnational problems and dynamics.
Affiliated research groups include Applied Medical Anthropology and New World Archaeology & Ethnohistory, which have graduate course and exam requirements distinct from those of Cultural and Historical Anthropology.
Related Programs & Centers
Faculty in Cultural and Historical Anthropology maintain close ties with these UConn programs: