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The Department of Anthropology at Tufts University provides students not only with a strong background in critical thinking, analysis, and writing, but also with first-hand experience through original field research.
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Medford, MA 02155
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Alex Blanchette, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was the recipient of the 2020 Steven Polgar Prize for the best article published in the Society for Medical Anthropology's flagship journal, Medical Anthropology Quarterly. The prize was granted for Blanchette's essay on antibiotic resistance and pork production, "Living Waste and the Labor of Toxic Health on American Factory Farms"

No Grumpy Old Men in the Chimp World
James Gorman
The New York Times | October 22, 2020

Sarah Luna's book 'Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex & Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border' was awarded the Ruth Benedict Book Prize for Outstanding Single Authored Monograph
The Association for Queer Anthropology
American Anthropological Association | September 18, 2020
WATCH VIDEO: Sarah Luna on Her Research for the Award-Winning Book 'Love in the Drug War'

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Fall 2021

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– Assistant Professor (tenure-track): Historical Archaeology


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