Our faculty specialize in cultural anthropology, archaeology and museum anthropology. As a community of researchers, we're committed to working collaboratively with students and across subfields to expand possibilities for anthropological study.
Faculty Contributions to Research
Faculty in the Department of Anthropology are committed to creative research, such as our work at Amache, the site of a World War II Japanese American internment camp, or our artistic collaborations examining systemic racism.
This is My Denver, a project that combines publicly engaged scholarship and practice, is currently doing ethnographic research on the educational and environmental problems affecting youth and established residents in Denver’s gentrified neighborhoods. Assistant Professor Esteban Gómez is working with high school students in North Denver to examine issues of power, storytelling and civic engagement.
Ruth Orr, BA in Anthropology & Geography
The faculty members in the anthropology department are incredibly knowledgeable, but they are also hilarious, personable and ready to help at a moment’s notice. My professors greeted me by name in class and out of it. I felt like I was part of a large extended family.
Faculty Research News
Investing in Discovery
Associate Professor of Anthropology Esteban Gómez partnered with The GrowHaus to create a social-justice program for Denver youth.
Creating Global Citizens Through Anthropology
Nicole Herzog joined the Anthropology Department this fall.
Faculty Explores Issues in Native American Communities
DU’s Anthropology Department welcomes new assistant professor and cultural anthropologist Kelly Fayard.