The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke ranks among the top programs in the country. We have eighteen 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 both a joint Masters program with the Duke Law School, and a renowned doctoral program for students wishing to pursue the PhD. For any questions not answered on the web-site, please contact Pat Bodager, our departmental administrator.

The Ernestine Friedl Building

In 2008, this East Campus Building with many names was dedicated in honor of Duke University Cultural Anthropology Professor Emerita Ernestine P. Friedl. It has previously been known as the Science Building (which is carved in marble just under the pediment), the Art Museum, the Old Art Museum (when the Nasher was built) and then Science once more.

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