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Best known for its pioneering role in visual anthropology, USC's Anthropology Department has strong research programs in all four fields of the discipline (i.e., Archaeology, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, and Physical Anthropology). 

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Center for Visual Anthropology: Guest lecture with Stephanie Spray

Stephanie Spray is a filmmaker, phonographer and anthropologist whose work explores social aesthetics and art in everyday life. She holds a PhD in Social...

10/15 4pm
Free Lunch Talk Series: Anthropology Student Research Projects, Summer 2019

Anthropology students discuss their methods and present results from their fieldwork during the summer of 2019. Featuring talks by Ulysses Salcido: Walking...

10/23 1pm
"Photography and the Bio-politics of Fear: Witnessing the Philippine Drug War," a lecture by Vicente L. Rafael

One of the earliest and most graphic responses to the current Philippine drug war has been the work of photojournalists. They have elicited a plurality of...

10/30 12:30pm
SoCal MesoNet Conference

SoCal MesoNet works hard to involve scholars as well as members of the general public that engage in meaningful research in Mesoamerica. The goal of this...

11/16 8am

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