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Anthropology Overview

Degrees Offered The Department of Anthropology offers MA and PhD degrees. All anthropology students at The New School enter through the MA program. Students who complete MA requirements with sufficient distinction may apply for admission to the PhD program.

Recent Courses Utopia Ethnography and Writing Anthropology and Time Anthropology: History of the Present Critical Foundations of Social Theory Technopolitics

Recent Placements Blair Bainbridge (MA ’16): Doctoral Student, University of Chicago Cameron Brinnitzer (MA ’16): Doctoral Student, University of Pennsylvania Diego Cagüeñas Rozo (PhD ’15): Director, Center of Ethics and Democracy, Universidad Icesi (Colombia) Kadija Ferryman (PhD ’16): Postdoctoral Fellow, Data and Science Research Institute Elise Gerspach (MA ’15): Marketing and Operations Project Manager, Accion U.S. Network Matthew Rosen (PhD ’14): Assistant Professor, Ohio University Stephanie Schiavenato (MA ’16): Doctoral Student, New York University


Address urgent social and political problems of the 21st century. Since its inception, the Department of Anthropology has fostered cutting-edge empirical, historical, and ethnographic scholarship. Dedicated to providing the interdisciplinary breadth necessary for innovative research, the department builds on its close relations with the entire faculty of The New School for Social Research (NSSR) and the university as a whole. As members of a leading department for graduate anthropology studies in the United States, the faculty emphasize critical reflection at all levels of inquiry. The department fosters an intimate, dynamic intellectual environment in which students can thrive. Faculty and student work is characterized by carefully conducted ethnography, innovative research methodologies, and an awareness of the importance of historical context. Students explore analytic and social issues through ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and theoretical reflection. They can participate in faculty courses and projects developed both individually and in collaboration with other graduate programs and centers at The New School, including the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility; the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought; the Center for Research with Infants and Toddlers; the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs; Parsons School of Design; the India China Institute; the Janey Program in Latin American Studies; and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies.

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