Partnerships & Opportunities
The GW Anthropology Department collaborates in teaching and research with numerous GW departments and programs, area universities, the Smithsonian Institution, and other organizations. Our location in Washington gives us unique opportunities for collaboration. The following offers a sampling of our teaching and research partnerships.
Colleagues at GW, including
- The GW Mind-Brain Institute, established in part by Prof. Chet Sherwood (Anthropology) with Prof. Francys Subiaul (Speech and Hearing Science) and Tad Zawidzki (Philosophy).
- The Capitol Archaeological Institute, established in 2010 to advance archaeological research and preserve cultural heritage. Prof. Eric Cline (Classics, Anthropology, and History) is director.
- The Slave Wrecks Project, directed by Prof. Stephen Lubkemann, which is a collaboration by GW, the Smithsonian, IZIKO (Museums of South Africa), and the U.S. Park Service.
- The GW Diaspora Research Program of the Elliott School.
- The Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, established by Prof. Barbara Miller (Anthropology). It is involved in GW's Global Gender Program.
- The Museum Studies Program and American Studies Department.
- The Departments of Prevention and Community Health and of Global Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
- The Smithsonian Institution, especially the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
Other GW opportunities:
- The Lewis N. Cotlow Fund supports students' independent research in anthropology
- The Jane B. Hart Endowment supports awards to undergraduate students and a distinguished lectureship
- The William Warren Endowment supports archaeological research by undergraduate and graduate students
- The Rogers Excavation Scholarship supports archaeological fieldwork conducted by undergraduate and graduate students
- The Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya investigates remains of hominids and other mammals, climate change, and the development of domestication.
- The field schools at Megiddo and Tel Kabri provide the opportunity for archaeological work in Israel during the summer
- The Field School in Public and Historical Archaeology provides training in field and laboratory methods in suburban Virginia every year
- Summer fieldwork in maritime archaeology and prehistoric Mexico during many summers
- GW's Textile Museum
- Internships and independent research at many locations