Welcome to Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara

Anthropology is the study of humankind in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. The Department of Anthropology at UCSB has been a vibrant and active center of research and teaching for a half century. We offer B.A. degrees in two emphases: Cultural Anthropology (including archaeology), and Biological Anthropology. We offer graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences.

Announcements

Barbara Voorhies didn’t set out to level the playing field in anthropology, but her colleagues — and a gender equity award — suggest she accomplished exactly that.

Barbara Voorhies didn’t set out to level the playing field in anthropology, but her colleagues — and a gender equity award — suggest she accomplished exactly that - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/014979/accidental-feminist#sthash.I59mk7uz...

Barbara Voorhies didn’t set out to level the playing field in anthropology, but her colleagues — and a gender equity award from the American Anthropological Association — suggest she accomplished exactly that.

"RAPID: Surviving the Flood: Vulnerability, Risk Management, and Resilience after a Natural Disaster"

Events, Upcoming

In recent years archaeologists have turned from certain disco-age preoccupations of defining an...

  1. May 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Eduardo Kohn is the author of How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (September 2013, University of California Press) which won the 2014 Gregory Bateson Book Prize. He teaches anthropology at McGill University.

On Sylvan Thought flyer

  1. May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm