Anthropology

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of the evolution of primate and human behavior; behavioral ecology of nonhuman primates; cultural evolution; human evolution; hunter-gatherers; North American prehistory; archaeological theory; identity politics; critical theory; culture/power/ideology; gender and society; political economy/ecology; and urban anthropology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, or social anthropology.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 15, 2021
Space Available: Mar 15, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Sayrar Chansomebath
(530) 752-4147 | schansomebath@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Damien Caillaud
dcaillaud@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair
Tarik Elhaik
telhaik@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
James Smith
(530) 754-0739 | jsmit@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Damien Caillaud
Anthropology
dcaillaud@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Tarik Elhaik
Anthropology
telhaik@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia
ycgarcia@ucdavis.edu