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The Anthropology Club is part of the coalition of student organizations at University of Memphis in supporting and organizing the Freedom Tour: Standing Together for Higher Wages and Justice for All.

This is part of a statewide effort to raise awareness, to organize, and to get students active on our campus and in our cities


Dr. Stanley Hyland inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship
The mission of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) shall be to serve the public good by recognizing and contributing to high quality scholarship that—in active collaboration with participating community partners—has a positive impact on complex societal needs and issues. (Source: ACES website)



Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington receives Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship 

Dr. Lambert-Pennington’s scholarly contributions exemplify engaged scholarship by emphasizing community involvement and reciprocity.



Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman receives University Distinguished Faculty Research Award in the Social Sciences, Business and Law

During her nearly three decades at the University of Memphis, Dr. Finerman has been an extremely productive and highly regarded scholar.


Ruthbeth Finerman, Chair, Department of Anthropology

A Message from the Chair
Anthropology is the study of humankind. Anthropologists employ prehistoric, historic, and contemporary perspectives to explore the culture, evolution, behavior, beliefs and social organization of peoples around the world. The discipline offers a comparative understanding of lifeways around the planet and seeks strategies for improving humans' quality of life in a global context. Video

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Department of Anthropology | 316 Manning Hall | Memphis, TN | 38152-3530 | Phone: 901-678-2080 | Fax: 901-678-2069
Last Updated: 2/26/15