For more information contact
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Durham, NC 27708-0091
General InformationDegree offered:
Not admitting for fall 2017
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. The department also offers a joint JD/MA program with the Duke School of Law; contact the Law School Admissions Office at 919-613-7200 for more information.
Writing Sample Requirement
Applicants must upload a roughly 10-20 page sample of relatively recent written work electronically via the Writing Sample section of the online application.