The Cultural Anthropology concentration focuses on contemporary experiences of culturally distinct communities encountering a rapidly globalizing political economy. Students are provided with robust training in mixed methods, community-based approaches, and applied anthropology. Topically, faculty investigate issues related to the transformation of individual experience and community relations within the context of economic development, governmental and nongovernmental policy, and environmental change. Increasingly, faculty seek to understand the way subjective and material well-being are impacted by the rapidly changing contexts of modernity.
The expertise of existing faculty in Cultural Anthropology at CSU includes:
Community and Economic Development
Health and Well-Being
Disasters and Resilience
Culture Continuity and Change
With a clear research focus on the cultural impacts of globalization, our faculty offers a coherent and high-impact course of study for both undergraduate and graduate students. Other related areas of specialization include human ecology, gender, religion, indigenous knowledge, culture and natural disasters, community development and expressive culture.