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Department of Anthropology

Welcome from the Chair

Chair, Dr. Kendall ThuOn behalf of NIU’s Anthropology Department, I want to extend a welcome to visit our program via our website. Here you will find how anthropology comes alive through our faculty, staff, and students. Click for more.

Department News


Please see this 18-minute tv production by the University of Antananarivo. It highlights our partner DPAB (Dept. of Paleontology & Biological Anthropology). It covers Dr. Mitchell Irwin's  NGO, research partnership and the study abroad program. click here for video


Please see the article entitled, "Newly dedicated Pick Museum of Anthropology Honors Generosity of Donors"

Congratulations to Graduate Student Anthonie Tumpag. He has been awarded an Asian Leadership award from Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and ABC7's news anchor Judy Hsu
for his efforts to uplift the Filipino culture. Please see this article entitled "NIU graduate student honored for asian american leadership efforts"

Dr. Giovanni Bennardo has been invited to China to to give 2 talks and a 2 week seminar in the Department of Anthropology at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. The title of the 2 week seminar is "Cognition and Culture" and the titles of the two public talks are " Linguistic Methods in Search of Culture in Mind" and " A Blended Methodological Approach to Cultural Models" (department of Philosophy). He is currently in China and will return on May 10.

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Student Information

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Exploration and Discovery

Course Semester Information

Course Descriptions - Spring 2016

Spring 2016 - Registration Information

Registration Records - Dates and Deadlines

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of Study - Spring 2016

Anthropology Club

For information on the Anthropology Club click here.

Digital Measures


Pick Museum of Anthropology

 James B. And Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology

Pick Museum News

Pick Museum Homepage

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Cole Hall Dedication

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 Jobs and Related Opportunities