Anthropology

For Students

For Undergraduate Students

Departmental Undergraduate Group

The Anthropology DUG periodically organizes activities to support undergraduate concentrators.

For more information, contact anthrodug@brown.edu

Follow posts and news about Anthropology at Brown on the Brown Anthropology DUG Facebook Group.

 

Undergraduate Studies Administrators

Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Director of Undergraduate Research (DUR) & Director of Undergraduate Community Engagement (DUCE)

  • Katherine Mason

    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Undergraduate Community Engagement
    Giddings House

    Contact the DUCE with questions relating to:

    • Engaged Scholars Program
    • Departmental Undergraduate Group
    • Representation of Anthropology at campus events

    Contact the DUR with questions relating to:

    • Honors and Senior Theses (including proposal submission)
    • Apprenticeship Program

For Graduate Students

Graduate Student Handbook

 

 

Graduate Studies Administrators

Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

  • Andrew Scherer

    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Director of Graduate Studies
    Feinstein House 203

    Contact the DGS with questions relating to:

    • General graduate advising
    • Degree requirements
    • Dissertation proposals
    • Preliminary Exams
    • Teaching Assistant assignments
    • Graduate funding (except first and second year summer funding)
    • Graduate student standing in the program (except first and second year students)
    • Leaves of absence
    • Visa and external fellowship applications
    • Transfer credits
    • Program annual report

Director of Graduate Training (DGT)

  • Daniel Jordan Smith

    Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Training

    Contact the DGT with questions relating to:

    • General inquiries from students in their first and second year of the program
    • Master's thesis proposals and writing
    • First year graduate student advising (fall semester)
    • New student orientation
    • Teaching Assistant orientation and training
    • Summer funding for first and second year students
    • Standing of first and second year students
    • NSF-GRF applications
    • Open Graduate Education Program (OGEP)

Director of Graduate Admissions (DGA)

  • Parker VanValkenburgh

    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Admissions

    Contact the DGA with questions relating to:

    • General inquiries from prospective Ph.D. students (except students applying through Brown's OGEP - contact the DGT)
    • Admission to the Ph.D. program in Anthropology
    • Events related to graduate admissions