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The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture.

Photo credit: Ewa Majczak - winner of the 2014 SAME Photography Competition

Home to over forty academic staff, over one hundred doctoral students, eight Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence and volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK in RAE 2008. 

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Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor David Gellner 

Head of administration and finance

Gil Middleton

General enquiries

+44 (0)1865 274582

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