Re: Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology

cayenne (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 07:45:59 GMT

Hi There,

I've just started a PhD. program in Biocultural anth, and am woefully
familiar with the processes of researching and applying to various
grad schools. The best advice I can give is this: Follow the threads
you find in your readings. If you read an article that inspires you,
find out who the author is, where she/he teaches, then investigate the
program from there. Also, pay attention to bibliographies: who is
this author citing? where do the cited authors teach? etc....This
won't answer all your questions, but it's a good starting point.

Re: jobs. They're SCARCE, make no mistake. But since I'm still only
a first-year grad student, I'm entitled to my illusions: As long as
you work hard and stay committed (and ridiculously flexible), you'll
find work in the field! ...hopefully...?

Best of luck-
Kristin (cynthia gage) wrote:

>In article <>, wrote:

>> Hi Everyone,
>> This is the first time I have been to this site. I currently hold two M.A.'s
>> degrees Theology (more specifically Biblical Literature and Advanced
>> I am currently considering pursuing doctoral studies on Cultural Anthropology
>> with the hopes of obtaining a faculty position upon graduation. My delimma is
>> that this is a foriegn field to me. I am unaware of the top schools or the
>> reknown scholars in this field. Please provide feedback by letting me know
>> the top 20 schools and the leading scholars in this field.
>> Also while browsing this site I noticed that there does not seem to be much
>> work in this field. What is the realistic job market like? How competitive
>> is it?
>> I would be interested from hearing from professors, students and
>> Thanks Tanya.
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>I am currently a junior at Haverford College and pursueing a b.a. in
>social/cultural anthropology (and feminist and gender studies)....I would
>ALSO be very interested in hearing about some of the top institutions for
>graduate a doctoral studies in Anthropology as I may head in that
>direction. I've been under the impression that only the VERY BEST go on
>to become "anthropologists" or "ethnogrophers" and that the job market is
>quite tiny.