M.A.-Anthropology, Joint M.A. with Women's Studies
Located just outside of Boston, Brandeis' Department of Anthropology offers a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology, a Joint M.A. in Anthropology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Ph.D. with a concentration in Archaeology. Additionally, current Brandeis Master's students and alumni are welcome to apply for a Ph.D. with a concentration in Sociocultural Anthropology.
Faculty strengths of our department include the archaeology of complex societies, comparative methods, economic anthropology and development, gender and sexuality, medical anthropology, semiotic systems, global and transnational processes, urban anthropology, political ecology, linguistic anthropology, psychological anthropology, (post)colonialism, and religion and ritual.
Geographical foci include Latin America, North America, Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. Archaeology coursework concentrates on the development of complex societies, emphasizing Mesoamerica.
Our small department enables students and faculty to be closely associated and to ensure as high a level of student financial support as possible. Graduate training is based on required courses in the history, theory, and method of anthropology, and on a variety of elective courses. Training for independent research is stressed, with particular emphasis on theoretical issues and fieldwork.