The Department of Anthropology at Brown is a vibrant, award-winning group of scholars working primarily in the subfields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics. Anthropology is a varied discipline and the Concentration at Brown University reflects that diversity. Students concentrating in Anthropology must declare one of six possible concentration tracks: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, anthropological linguistics, biological anthropology, medical anthropology, or general anthropology.
The department also supports students involved in Engaged Scholarship through the Swearer Center. (Until Summer 2020 students pursued the Engaged Scholars Program, and all students already participating in ESP will be supported through to graduation. Beginning Spring 2021, students enrolled in an undergraduate certificate in engaged scholarship or ESC.) Study abroad is also supported and encouraged. Interested students may contact the director of undergraduate studies.