About Us

The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke ranks among the top programs in the country. We have 18 full-time faculty members, all of them world-class experts in their fields. Many of our faculty are also award-winning teachers and the department prides itself on its mentoring and concern for students. Our undergraduate major offers students the skills of cross-cultural understanding and critical social awareness to pursue careers in law, medicine, education, government, business, and other fields. Our graduate program includes a renowned doctoral program for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D., and a certificate program in Anthropology and History.