PhD in Anthropology in North America

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Anthropology

A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

Studying anthropology in a PhD level enables you to have a better understanding of this science of humanity. With this study, you will be able to give solution on matters relating to the origins of humanities, natural sciences, as well as the social sciences in the best possible way.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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PhD in Anthropology

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology is awarded to students who have shown mastery of the general materials of anthropology and a substantial command of the specialized subject matter of one or more of the four subfields... [+]

PhD in Anthropology

Anthropology seeks to understand the nature and origins of human biological variability, cultural diversity, and social formations through systematic exploration, scientific examination and the application of theory to human populations and their artifacts, including their social configurations, past and present.

Although anthropology has historically been most successful in the analysis of small sociocultural systems, its current challenge is to situate the direct objects of study in their global contexts in both space and time. The discipline draws freely on various fields of study in the humanities and in the social and natural sciences, and its diversity today is such that no single central mission earns a wide consensus.... [-]


PhD in Anthropology and Social Change

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Anthropology and Social Change are unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activist anthropology. [+]

The Anthropology and Social Change are unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activist anthropology.

We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternative institutions; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of other possible worlds. This collective effort of understanding "real utopias" takes the form of analytic and ethnographic study of existing alternatives in the present.

In a certain sense, we are a department of postcapitalist studies. However, by this complicated word, postcapitalism, we do not wish to refer to some dreamed-up utopia, nor to a speculative exploration of futuristic scenarios. While we agree with Lewis Mumford on the "importance of building castles in the sky," we see as an even more urgent necessity to study politics of alternatives in the here and now: the need to engage with postcapitalist cultures that are already being built, and to understand other worlds that are already possible.... [-]


PhD in Anthropology and Sociology

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Institute’s Ph.D. with a specialization in Anthropology and Sociology aims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence ... [+]

The Institute’s Ph.D. with a specialization in Anthropology and Sociology aims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration as well as identity politics.

Ph.D. with a specialization in Anthropology and Sociology

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]