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Anthropology and Classical Studies at The University of Akron


Contact us

Office: 330-972-7875
Email: anthropology@uakron.edu


Department of Anthropology
Olin Hall 237 (Map)
Akron, OH 44325-1910

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (summer)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (fall and spring)


What is Anthropology?


See degree details and course information. We offer three academic options in Anthropology:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Certificate in Field Anthropology


See scholarship details and deadlines.


Anthropology professor Dr. Elena Popa, presented her paper at Columbia University

At the 27th International Conference of Europeanists organized by the Council for European Studies, Dr. Popa's presented her paper, “European Labor Migrants: Precarity and Solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Dr. Popa presented preliminary findings highlighting public and state reactions to the return of Romanian and Roma migrants to Romania at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

More about the conference and program.

Anthropology students support community revitalization project

Documentary edited by UA students tells the history of unmarked graves at Akron's Schneider Park. The park’s sad, cruel history has inspires actors, writers, documentarians to revive ‘Forgotten Dead’.

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Anthropology in the time of COVID acting globally and locally

Heidi Larson

Anthropologist Heidi Larson (pictured right) leads in shifting relationships between governments, international health organizations, and people to promote understanding and use of vaccines.

Offering lessons for how anthropology helps solve problems in many contexts between people with different backgrounds and differing access to power, Larson emphasizes engagement with communities. “Building trust,” Larson says, “is an everyday action, one that requires a shift in mindset, not a whole new set of operating instructions.”

Read the article.

Local undergraduate research education continues in UA’s open-air fieldwork class

Read about this research.

War of 1812 Boatyard in Our Own Backyard?

Local archaeologists including our own UA archaeology professor Timothy Matney, are working to complete a geophysical survey of the site. The site, purchased by the Summit Metro Parks in October 2016, is the former Valley View Golf Club.

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