It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sarah M. Nelson, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Distinguished University Professor, on April 27, 2020. Sarah retired after 45 years of service to DU. In addition to her outstanding research and teaching, she served as Interim Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and on numerous committees.
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DU Anthropology in the Spotlight
Our faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are dedicated to publicly-engaged anthropology. We invite the DU and Denver communities to join us in exploring the field through exhibitions, performances, research presentations, collaborative publications and more.
Research in the Department of Anthropology
Our research spans the classroom, lab, museum, gallery and field, connecting students to faculty in hands-on, experiential learning. We focus on human rights and identities; environment, landscape, and place; material and expressive culture; creative cultural practice; and technology and society.
Our research practices are analytical, while also serving the public good through activism and advocacy. We take our work into the community through traditional publications, as well as exhibitions, blogs, video, performances and other expressive forms.Explore Ethical Anthropology
Due to concerns for the health of our community, in-person events have been cancelled, delayed or moved to online platforms. Thank you for understanding. During this time, virtual events and webinars will be featured on the College's events page in order to help our community stay connected.View Virtual Events