DEI Anthropology syllabus statement

Anthropology DEIC Syllabus Statement

UC Davis Land Acknowledgement Statement, for the Davis campus and therefore developed in consultation with members of the Patwin native community:

We should take a moment to acknowledge the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. 

The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The UC Davis Anthropology Department strives to promote equity and justice in our classes, on our campus, and in the field.  We acknowledge the discipline’s historical entanglement with systems of racial oppression and colonialism, and maintain that this makes it all the more pressing that we reflect upon and change the practices through which we do and teach anthropology today.  As the discipline of anthropology continues to evolve and grapple with the troubles of its past, our department remains committed to fostering a safe and equitable environment for students to learn about the diversity of the human experience throughout different times and places. 

The Anthropology Department has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), which is compiling resources  If you have a question, comment, or concern you would like to share, with the option to do so anonymously, please visit the following  web page.  You can also contact one of the committee members directly.  

Other campus resources can be found below: