Anthropology

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Anthropology is a field of visionaries, makers and collaborators, taking a critical, creative and holistic approach to the study of humankind. We teach hands-on courses in archaeology and socio-cultural, applied, biological and forensic anthropology, reflecting our faculty members’ research in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Central and Southeast Asia. Through coursework, fieldwork and study-abroad experiences, you’ll gain life-long learning skills that prepare you for success in cross-cultural understanding and communication, working for diverse organizations and tackling complex social issues in today’s global world. Our students are employed in a range of areas such as public health, business, international development, museums and education.

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Passing: Richard (Dick) Downs

Passing: Richard (Dick) Downs

Professor Emeritus Richard Erskine Downs passed away on May 14...

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UNH Beer Inspired by 1600s Smuttynose Tavern (Seacoast Online)

UNH Beer Inspired by 1600s Smuttynose Tavern (Seacoast Online)

Anthropology students and faculty combine history with beer science...

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Riley Kenney '19

What Makes Us Human

What Makes Us Human

UNH anthropology major finds his niche...

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  • History and Anthropology Majors | Higher Education Fundraiser
    UNH gave me so many opportunities to shape me into who I am today. I became a more social leader and literally learned how to do my current job from my on-campus job at UNH Phonathon.  
    History and Anthropology Majors | Higher Education Fundraiser
    UNH gave me so many opportunities to shape me into who I am today. I became a more social leader and literally learned how to do my current job from my on-campus job at UNH Phonathon.  
  • Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
    Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...
    Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
    Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...
  • Anthropology and International Affairs Majors | Director, Soccer Without Borders
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? Returning to graduate school. What were you doing 5 years out of college? Coordinating professional development for teachers and staff in Baltimore City Public Schools. What are you doing now? Directing a small and growing nonprofit organization serving...
    Anthropology and International Affairs Majors | Director, Soccer Without Borders
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? Returning to graduate school. What were you doing 5 years out of college? Coordinating professional development for teachers and staff in Baltimore City Public Schools. What are you doing now? Directing a small and growing nonprofit organization serving...
  • Anthropology and International Affairs Major | Teaching English with Peace Corps
    After graduating from UNH in 2011 with a dual major in Anthropology and International Affairs (with minors in Italian and Asian Studies) I joined AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). I worked with a team of eight people over the course of ten months. Our projects took us to Michigan...
    Anthropology and International Affairs Major | Teaching English with Peace Corps
    After graduating from UNH in 2011 with a dual major in Anthropology and International Affairs (with minors in Italian and Asian Studies) I joined AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). I worked with a team of eight people over the course of ten months. Our projects took us to Michigan...
  • Anthropology and History Major | Deputy Director, Carsey School, UNH.
    Read more about Curt Grimm's success using his Anthropology and History degree on UNH Tales. While obtaining my BA in Anthropology and History at UNH, I was very intrigued with the international development work being done in Africa by Anthropology Professors Stephen Reyna and Richard Downs.  After...
    Anthropology and History Major | Deputy Director, Carsey School, UNH.
    Read more about Curt Grimm's success using his Anthropology and History degree on UNH Tales. While obtaining my BA in Anthropology and History at UNH, I was very intrigued with the international development work being done in Africa by Anthropology Professors Stephen Reyna and Richard Downs.  After...

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