Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Macquarie University has one of the leading anthropology programs in Australia, providing a vibrant community of researchers and teachers from around the world doing cutting edge work.

The Department of Anthropology concentrates on social and cultural anthropology with broad applications in government, development, education, business, and a range of fields. Read more about us


Macquarie Golden Jubilee CelebrationMarch 6, 1967 was the day that Macquarie University first started teaching students.  On our 50th anniversary of learning and teaching at Macquarie, we have sourced some wonderful archival photos of the first staff and students in the Anthropology Department.

AnthropologyThe Department of Anthropology is delighted to host a special colloquium with Professor Marcia Inhorn, the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University. Professor Inhorn will be speaking on 'Cosmopolitan Conceptions in Global Dubai: A Reprolexicon for 21st-Century Reprotravel'. The event will be held in Building W6A Room 107 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Monday February 13, 2017.

Find out more about the colloquium here.

Dr Aaron DenhamDr Aaron Denham in the Department of Anthropology has been awarded the prestigious Boyer Prize in 2016 for his paper titled, 'A Psychodynamic Phenomenology of Nankani Interpretive Divination and the Formation of Meaning,' published in the journal Ethos. The Boyer Prize is awarded by Society for Psychological Anthropology annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. In receiving this prize, Dr Denham joins a line of distinguished scholars who have made signal contributions to the field of psychological anthropology.

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