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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Anthropology newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits.

Latest Issues: 2019, 2018, 2017


Anthropological Quarterly Journal


Published by the GW Department of Anthropology, Anthropological Quarterly is among the most highly respected anthropology publications in the United States. The refereed journal publishes scholarly articles, reviews and lists of recently published books in all areas of sociocultural anthropology. 

The quarterly was founded in 1921 by the Catholic University of America with the title Primitive Man and acquired by the GW Institute for Ethnographic Research in September 2001. The journal is co-edited by faculty members and occasionally publishes graduate student work alongside articles from external experts.

Editor-in-Chief: Richard Grinker

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Department Events

The Department of Anthropology hosts visiting lecturer events, our annual AnthroTalks networking gathering for students, an annual symposium and informal events throughout the year.


Anthropology News

Summer Monthly Newsletter

Department News

Professor Chet Sherwood

Anthropology Professor Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chet Sherwood, a biological anthropologist investigating brain evolution in primates and other mammals, was recognized for his achievements in original research.
A couple sits to reflect while visiting “IN AMERICA How Could This Happen…”

COVID-19 Memorial Finds Digital Home

CCAS Anthropology researchers teamed with a Washington, D.C., artist to digitize a popular COVID-19 memorial that erected thousands of flags near the U.S. Capitol to commemorate lives lost during the pandemic.
Professor Roy Richard Grinker

In Mental Health, Is ‘Normal’ an Illusion?

In his acclaimed book, Anthropology’s Roy Richard Grinker draws on his personal history—from his daughter’s autism to his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud—to challenge mental illness stigma.