The Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins is one of the few in the country that focuses exclusively on socio-cultural anthropology, one of the four traditional subfields of the discipline.
The anthropology major combines the study of social and cultural theory with the empirical study of everyday life, social organization, cultural and political expression, and forms of imagination across the diversity of human cultures past and present, including those of the students themselves.
The department’s faculty has field research experience in the Americas, South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. Students and faculty explore themes such as the everyday, the state, religion, media, and health, building on interdisciplinary dialogues across the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences, focusing particularly on the challenges of our own moment in history.
What can you do with your degree?
With a degree in anthropology, you can work with government agencies or NGOs. You can pursue careers in medicine, international relations, politics, education, or community building.