The Department of Anthropology, at Rice University's School of Social Sciences,¬†offers degrees in undergraduate and graduate studies. Anthropology stands at the crossroads of the humanities and social sciences. It is the comparative science of human thought, experience, and behavior in all its social forms. Blending core commitments to deep empirical analysis, to field and archival research techniques, and to advancing social theory; anthropology is one of the most vibrant and diverse fields of research in the human sciences, today. It is also one of the most flexible and well-rounded undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, preparing students for careers in fields like journalism, community organizing, humanitarian aid, and historic preservation. In an increasingly global era, anthropological thinking has become part of the equipment of modern life.
Dr. Susan McIntosh,¬†the Herbert S. Autrey Professor in Anthropology, has won the¬†Faculty Award for Excellence in University Service and Leadership.¬†The award is awarded annually to a faculty member who has made significant and distinctive contributions to the mission of Rice through exceptional... Read more