The UC Davis Department of Anthropology ranks among America's most prominent academic centers of anthropology teaching and scholarship. The department is organized into two distinct wings: an Evolutionary Wing and a Sociocultural Wing.


Anthropology Museum Education Outreach Program

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We invite elementary, middle and high school teachers and their students to visit us for a hands-on introduction to a variety of fascinating anthropological topics.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee: We are committed to developing concrete, anti-racist actions in our department and on our campus. We also provide a supportive place for discussion and accessing resources for our community and those who may have experienced bias or discrimination. Learn more here.


Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

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