Department of Anthropology

A Zoom meeting with six visible participants
Yesterday’s latest town hall, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Office of Health Sciences Diversity, featured an expert panel discussion of systemic racism, capitalism and the history of inequity and social justice in the U.S. Read a recap or watch the video.
Molly Brandenburg holding a large metal decorative piece
Their job was to share their stories of life as students in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Read reflections from two social media ambassadors as they prepare to graduate.
Yolanda Covington-Ward and Diamond Buadu
The Department of Africana Studies’ history of community-building and fostering critical conversations makes it an especially salient major for students wishing to tackle tough issues today. The new chair, Yolanda Covington-Ward, wants more people to know about it.
Kevin Crowley in a orange dress shirt and dark sweater.
A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.
Humphrey in a leopard print jacket speaking at a microphone
Pitt is one of a select number of universities honored with a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement—a recognition of the many partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the well-being of our community.
Jenna Baron standing on a walkway on a bridge in the city of Pittsburgh. Wearing denim jacket and red shirt. The bridge is painted yellow.
For the children of refugees and immigrants settling throughout the United States, the new way of life can feel very foreign. Pitt alumna Jenna Baron — through her nonprofit Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education — is finding ways to make them feel that they are truly where they belong.
Prachi wearing glasses and standing in front of the photo exhibit
Pitt senior Prachi Patel’s research project encourages refugee youth living in Pittsburgh to share their voices through photography. See the exhibit at Hillman Library through March.
Gyawali smiling
Sangya Gyawali (A&S ’16), who studied anthropology and economics, is headed to Tsinghua University for a prestigious program that aims to help future leaders better understand China and its role in global affairs.