Anthropology Program

The study of anthropology is greatly enriched by the presence of a large and varied range of scholars at the five campuses who meet regularly, share their research, and lecture in each other's classes.

As part of a wider collaborative effort to expand the opportunities for undergraduate study and field work in medical anthropology and related areas, the anthropologists helped to develop a Five College Certificate Program in Culture, Health, and Science (CHS).

One of their joint projects is an annual day-long Five College Anthropology Conference in which undergraduates present their research to the faculty and to their peers at all the campuses.

This is the link for the Five College Anthropology Conference website.

The 2023 Conference was held at Smith College.

The 2024 Conference was held at Amherst College.  

Thank you to all who participated in the 2024 Conference! Details about the 2025 Conference will be available during the upcoming academic year. 

Search Anthropology courses offered at all five campuses with the Five College Course Schedule.

Contact Us

2023-2024 Anthropology Undergraduate Conference Chair:

Nusrat Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Amherst College

For Questions about Conference Submissions:

Please email

Five College Staff Liaison:

April Shandor, Academic Programs Coordinator