2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog


Associate Professor Joanne Nucho, department chair

Associate Professor Nucho
Assistant Professor Bejarano, Traoré1
Visiting Assistant Professors Lippman 
Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Shah
Anne Tessier, academic coordinator


Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human. Anthropologists employ a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to examine cultures at different scales and times as well as critically reflect on the limits of the culture concept. The discipline, noted for its considerable theoretical and methodological diversity, encompasses varying approaches and foci within anthropology including sociocultural, linguistic and applied anthropology, with a focus on ethnography. Moreover, the emphasis on increasing knowledge in these areas of inquiry is complemented by a strong commitment to the application of anthropological knowledge to the solving of human problems. In recent years, some graduates have pursued advanced training in anthropology and related disciplines while others have entered the professions (medicine, law and teaching) and diverse public and private sector careers. The anthropology major provides an excellent background for a variety of jobs and vocations.


1On leave Fall 2023 2On leave Spring 2024 3On leave 2023-24


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