As part of a land grant institution, the mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is to bring a theoretically grounded, practice-oriented, and student-centered anthropological perspective to our research and teaching. Our approach integrates across the subdisciplines in Anthropology and is grounded in experiential learning and a comparative perspective. We are engaged, committed scholars intent on bettering the lives of everyday people.

Our goals include:

  • Engaging in research that advances the lives of Nebraska citizens, as citizens of the world.
  • Preparing students for entry into top-tier graduate and professional programs and for careers requiring skills and knowledge from a synthesis of the social and STEM disciplines as well as the humanities. Graduates in Anthropology are broad thinkers with a holistic perspective; effective research, analysis, and communication skills; and, the ability to culturally contextualize and address problems in our world today.