Sociocultural Anthropology at Binghamton University
In 2004, the program in sociocultural anthropology began to rebuild and redefine itself around a new constellation of interests and expertise. Through this process we sought to blend well-established anthropological perspectives – notably in political economy and critical anthropology – with innovative research agendas to create a distinctive profile for our graduate program.
We continue this critical appraisal of how we can best assimilate new developments in social and cultural anthropology within our teaching and our scholarship, and have developed five new ares of specialization:
- Advanced European Integration and Europeanization
- Material and Visual Culture
- Nation, Nationalism and Nationalist Modernity
- Formations of the Modern Self
- Semiotics of Culture