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. 


Events for the 2020-2021 academic year

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Department-wide meeting to discuss initiatives

Dear all,

As members of the UC Davis Department of Anthropology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), we have been meeting regularly since our last department-wide meeting on June 26, 2020. Since then, we have begun work on a DEIC website. We have also carefully reviewed and discussed the letter written by graduate students. Together, we have thought through the action items therein and the possibilities for incorporating them into our department. As a result, we have expanded upon the letter from graduate students, and in some cases revised it. Where revisions were made, they sustained the original goal of the letter: to institutionalize anti-racism and build solidarity with underrepresented members of our community.

The updated document is attached, and we will hold a meeting to discuss these action items on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST. The zoom invitation is below. To facilitate our discussion, we ask that you read the document before the meeting and come prepared to actively engage with its content. We will structure our meeting so that members of our department can a) pose questions, b) offer different perspectives/disagree, and c) offer elaborations and/or additional resources. Due to time considerations, discussions about each lettered topic will be timed. We will convene ongoing conversations about each topic through focus group sessions in the Winter and Spring quarters of 2021. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!


Suzana Sawyer, Teresa Steele, Giulia Gallo, Marie McDonald, and Kat Morucci

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:10 PM PST - Colloquium speaker

Towards a more inclusive university: progress, strategies and opportunities

Dr. Yvette Gullatt
University of California Office of the President
Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs
Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Dr. Alan Klima - Media, race and the Rodney King tragedy

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Neetha Iyer - Policing

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Jerika Heinze - Safety and sexual assault during fieldwork

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - TBA

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Department-wide meeting to further discuss initiatives