Who We Are
The world is constantly changing in extraordinary ways, and the aim of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas is to research and teach toward a better understanding of the world; a world in which the articulation of local cultural forms and identities with global processes is increasingly complicated and consequential; one in which the relationships among all types of social groups, from individuals to governments to multi-national corporations, are evolving and taking new forms; one in which race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of cultural identity are forever shifting in form and significance; one in which the relationship of human beings to both the natural and constructed environment is at an increasingly critical stage.
What We’re Fundraising For
Our focus is threefold, funding for graduate student stipends as well as professional development for both graduate and undergraduate students. Over the past several years, graduate student wages have failed to keep pace with the cost of living in an increasingly expensive city. The department seeks to assist graduate students with small stipends and grants to offset some of the increases in housing and related costs. We also want to allow both graduate and undergraduate students financial support for initiatives related to their research goals. Small funds for data analysis, a pre-dissertation research trip or conference attendance can go a long way towards preparing students for the world outside of the university as well as allowing them to fulfill research goals.
By giving to Anthropology at the University of Texas, donors will lend support for graduate students to conduct and process their research as well as ready themselves for their futures in or out of academia. 40 for Forty campaign donations will greatly support the department’s work in encouraging undergraduate students to pursue anthropology and critical thinking in a continually changing world.