Swallow Hall, a 19th Century Gothic Building,
home of the Department of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

The University of Missouri’s Cultural Anthropology Program emphasizes data-driven scientific and theoretical approaches to the study of human culture and behavior. Our areas of strength include cooperation, cultural transmission, demography, human behavioral ecology, family, marriage, medical anthropology, religion, and tribal warfare. Here at Missouri, we have interdisciplinary connections with psychological sciences, evolutionary studies, and life sciences. We offer students rich research opportunities at our field sites in the Caribbean, South Asia, Canada, and Amazonia.