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*Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, public health risks, and associated restrictions on travel, the DDHR-SAS Joint Conference, April 3-5, 2020 is canceled. The 4th Biennial DDHR Conference is postponed to Spring 2021 (date TBA) and the SAS Annual Meeting will be held in Raleigh, NC, April 8-10, 2021. Please click here for more information*

Intersections: Adversity, Identity, Perspectives

54th Annual Conference, Southern Anthropological Society and
Fourth Biennial Conference on Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR)
April 3-5, 2020

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Anthropology (literally the study of humans) is an extremely broad and diverse field concerned with every aspect of the human condition: past, present and future. Students studying Anthropology at the University of Tennessee learn of this breadth and diversity by taking courses in Cultural, Biological and Archaeological Anthropology. Research conducted by the faculty and graduate students of the Department is as wide-ranging (both topically and geographically) as the field itself.

Our research is supported by major funding agencies, is presented at scholarly conferences and published in the most highly-respected journals and academic presses. We share our knowledge with the public by our academic outreach efforts which include lectures to school and civic groups. Our professional expertise is constantly in demand. Our faculty maintain on-going collaborations with law enforcement, local, state, national and international agencies, private industry and non-governmental organizations.

Please explore our site to learn more about Anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. David Anderson, Professor of Anthropology presented a webinar titled “Climate Change in America’s National Parks Webinar Series” as part of the National Park Service’s Climate Change Response Program, February 8th, 2018.