Tulane University, Department of Anthropology
Contact: Susan Chevalier
Department of Anthropology/ 101 Dinwiddie Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
About Tulane University, Department of Anthropology
Tulane's Department of Anthropology offers course work and degrees (BA, BS, MA, and PhD) in all of the major subdisciplines of the field: archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. Anthropology at Tulane began with the establishment of the Middle American Research Institute http://www.tulane.edu/~mari and its associated library in 1924. The first full-time teacher of the subject was appointed to the Department of Sociology in 1938. The first B.A. Degree in anthropology was awarded in 1949, the first M.A. degree in 1954, and the first PhD. in 1962. The Department separated from Sociology in 1968, and now, after more than a quarter century of independent existence, it is recognized both within the university and within the wider profession as a center of academic strength, particularly for the study of the anthropology of Mesoamerica. Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies is one of the world’s premier programs for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. From its foundation in 1834, Tulane University has pursued a mission of advancing progressive and cutting-edge study and research in Latin America. The Stone Center coordinates the research and teaching activities of over 70 core faculty and 35 affiliated faculty and adjuncts in schools and departments across several Tulane campuses.
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