• Alumni Advice: How UVM Prepared Miranda Appelbaum for a Career in the Arts

    Miranda Appelbaum ’04 is the assistant director of accessibility and guest services at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.
    We talked to Appelbaum, who earned degrees in English and Anthropology from UVM before studying museum studies at New York University, about working in the performing arts and how UVM prepared her for a fulfilling career. Read More

  • Summer already! 

    Anthropology is offering a variety of Summer '21 courses designed to meet core requirements. D1, D2, SU, 100 & 200 level courses helping students earn credits over the summer and explore new areas of interest all Online. Faculty and staff are readily available to discuss your ideas. Please take every opportunity to connect with us using information found in the menus below, or email us at anthro@uvm.edu

  • New Burlington School Commisioner

    Aden “gravitated with ease to the Mosaic Center for Students of Color, “to lean on them whenever I needed support...” It was Anthropology faculty Luis Vivanco and Deborah Blom who  encouraged Haji to pursue his political ambitions and plan for elected positions.” Photo: Kaitie Catania  Read the full news story...

  • Archaeology in high places

    Associate Professor Scott Van Keuren and colleagues from other institutions are helping the White Mountain Apache Tribe protect and preserve traditional cultural properties in the mountains of eastern Arizona.

  • Teresa Mares releases new book

    Professor Teresa Mares' latest book on migrant workers shows that a majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers are food insecure.

  • WISDOM ON TWO WHEELS

    And other perspective-shifting lessons from anthropologist Professor Luis Vivanco

UVM Anthropology teaches students to meet the world’s challenges head-on, hands-on

For generations UVM Anthropology has been equipping citizens to make a positive impact on a local and global scale. At the same time, we're progressive, integrating traditional studies like archaeology with contemporary topics. A UVM anthropology degree will give you a firm grounding in the discipline while providing you with the skills to meet the world’s challenges head-on, hands-on.

Our faculty are deeply committed to cutting-edge research, scholarship, and providing a first-rate undergraduate education: an education that develops analytical and problem solving skills that are in high demand today in any profession. Explore Anthropology at UVM.

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Anthropology Statement on Racism

Black Lives Matter sign

Recognizing that the discipline of anthropology has a long legacy of racist theory and practice, we simultaneously remain optimistic that the discipline’s history of challenging scientific racism, celebrating diversity, and engaging in social justice work creates an opening for us to strengthen our anti-racist scholarship and teaching. Only through intentional and careful decolonization of the discipline, and of the spaces of our work therein, is this possible.

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Anti-Racism Resources

UVM Media Spotlight:  “How a Three-Word Phrase Sabotaged Black Voting Rights, and How They Can Be Reconstructed”

Black Lives Matter  - The Inter-Residence Assoc at UVM fully supports the Black Lives Matter taking place at our university. 

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair Vanderbilt University, Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review,  Professor of English Major Jackson  - speaks at UVM's Amazing Grace: Finding Answers Together 

Finding Answers Together—Teach-In is a three-part series on systemic racism in the U.S. (YouTube)

Today, years of hard-fought civil liberty protections are under threat – and to influence lawmakers, we need to get involved.” ACLU -  https://www.aclu.org/action/   ACLU Vermont: https://www.acluvt.org/en/act

 

Indigenous Voices

Chief Shirly, Hook-Koasek Band Abenaki VT Digger 9/3/20

Department of Anthropology Acknowledges Land Appropriation

The University of Vermont (a land grant institution) is located on N’dakinna, the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land and waterways and the alnôbak (people) who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations. Anthropologists at UVM recognize, study, and incorporate in their classes issues surrounding the loss and seizure of traditional lands which has and continues to threaten indigenous peoples around the world, many of whom also lack federal recognition.

Indigenous Peoples Day, 10/12/2020

"What it means to be Abenaki in Vermont Today, Produced with Vermont Folklife Center."

 

Missisquoi has always been maintained as a central gathering place, for families who have always lived here and those that became a part of the community.”      

 

Water is Life by Francine Poitras Jones

“The Abenaki people know and understand the importance of water in everyday activities related to foodways and healing powers of water. The site was developed as an Open Education Resource (OER) as a capstone project for Vera Longtoe Sheehan’s Masters degree in Heritage Preservation"
Water is Life by Francine Poitras Jones