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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

Andy Roddick Andy Roddick, Chair of Anthropology

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

Anthropologists are no longer found only in far off and exotic locations; they now work in government, private industry, law enforcement, and non-profit organizations, to name just a few.


The unique skills and perspectives that an Anthropology degree provides is an understanding about how we are all shaped by the cultural, social, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Employers identify critical thinking, communication, and problem solving as the most important skills they look for in university graduates. An Anthropology degree emphasizes these important skills, improves your knowledge about cultural differences, and provides a broad understanding of the experience of being human.


Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick PhD

chair, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23913

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Cal Biruk PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24664

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Tristan Carter PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23910

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Delia Hutchinson

Delia Hutchinson

Administrator, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24523

50 Years of Anthropology at McMaster

In 2024, the Department of Anthropology will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Stay tuned for commemorative events ahead of the formal celebration in fall 2024.