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Cultural Anthropology

For more information contact

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Duke University
Box 90091
Durham, NC 27708-0091
(919) 684-4544


Note: No applications are being accepted for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
100% for 5 years
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The graduate program in Cultural Anthropology aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in both current theory and methods of research. Issues that concern the faculty include transnational and national processes; political economy and history; identity and ethnicity; popular culture, the media and advertising; culture and the individual; religion; public health; aesthetics; and class, gender, and race relations. The program as a whole takes a comparative perspective that encourages field research in diverse societies, including the contemporary United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the African Diaspora, South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Interdisciplinary work in other departments and programs is encouraged.

Writing Sample Requirement

Applicants must upload a 10-20 page sample of relatively recent written work electronically via the Departmental Requirements section of the online application.


Spring Application