University of Southern California
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(213) 740-1900
FAX: (213) 747-8571

Chair: Nancy Lutkehaus, Ph.D.


Professors: Christopher Boehm, Ph.D.; Eugene Cooper, Ph.D.; Caleb E. Finch, Ph.D. (Gerontology); Gelya Frank, Ph.D. (Occupational Science); Janet Hoskins, Ph.D.; Dorinne Kondo, Ph.D.; Nancy Lutkehaus, Ph.D.; Peter Mancall, Ph.D. (History); Cheryl Mattingly, Ph.D.; G. Alexander Moore, Ph.D.; Lawrence A. Palinkas, Ph.D. (Social Work); Anne Porter, Ph.D. (Religion); Alison Renteln, Ph.D. (Political Science); Andrei Simic, Ph.D.; Craig Stanford, Ph.D.; Walter Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Lanita Jacobs-Huey, Ph.D.; Andrew Lakoff, Ph.D.; Gary Seaman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Nayuta Yamashita, Ph.D., Roberto Delgado, Ph.D.

Distinguished Adjunct Professor: Jane Goodall, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor: Andre Singer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (teaching): Tok Thompson, Ph.D.

Lecturers: Ran Boytner, Ph.D., Joseph Hawkins, Ph.D.; Erin Moore, Ph.D.; Thomas Ward, Ph.D.

The Department of Anthropology offers a B.A. in Anthropology with tracks in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology and biological anthropology; a B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in visual anthropology; a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Archaeology; minor programs in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, folklore and popular culture; an M.A. in anthropology; a certificate in visual anthropology, a progressive master’s degree in visual anthropology, and a Ph.D. in anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology encourages students to become involved in ethnographic research and fieldwork while gaining a firm theoretical foundation in anthropology. Special areas of emphasis in the department are provided by programs in visual anthropology and primate ethology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduates may take a number of courses in visual anthropology that focus on the analysis and understanding of human behavior and are encouraged to include visual media in their senior field methods practicum. Undergraduates may also elect to complete a major with an emphasis in visual anthropology or a major in urban applied anthropology.