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Department of Anthropology

Welcome from the Chair

Chair, Dr. Kendall ThuOn behalf of NIU’s Anthropology Department, I want to extend a welcome to visit our program via our website. Here you will find how anthropology comes alive through our faculty, staff, and students. Click for more.

Please check out our Stevens Building Renovation Camera! Click here

Department News


Please see the article entitled "Being Heard, Not Only Seen": Intersections of Tea Partyism, Racism, and Classism in a Low-income Housing Struggle in DeKalb, IL. written by Dr. Kendall Thu, Dr. Mark Schuller, Tiara Huggins, and Valarie Redmond. Click here for article

Please see this article featuring Dr. Mark Schuller entitled, "Highly Decorated". click here for article

Graduate students from the Anthropology department attended the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Sciences in Santa Fè (March 29-April 1). Each student read a paper in a session entitled "Students and Cultural Model Theory in Cognitive Anthropology". The session was organized and chaired by Dr. Bennardo. Click here for photo

Congratulations to MA Student Heather Prentice-Walz on the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship

Anthropologists could be the key to improving farm safety. Click here for article

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Student Information

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Anthropology Handbook

Course Semester Information

Course Descriptions - [here]

Spring 2017 - Registration Information

Registration Records - Dates and Deadlines

Anthropology Alumni Advisory Board - [here]

Anthropology Club

For information on the Anthropology Club click here.

Digital Measures


Pick Museum of Anthropology

 James B. And Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology

Pick Museum News

Pick Museum Homepage

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Cole Hall Dedication

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