Skip to content

Main Navigation

Upcoming Event!

hazelThursday, October 1, 2020 2:30-4:00pm 


 Integrating Genomics, systematics, speciation and biogeography to explore the diversity of Neotropical primates



Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Utah 
Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology, University of Salford, Manchester, UK


RSVP to Brittany Kiser to receive a virtual link.

Integrating Genomics, systematics, speciation and biogeography to explore the diversity of Neotropical primates


Neotropical primates (Platyrrhini) are a diverse mammalian clade with five families, 21 genera and over 170 species inhabiting many distinct biomes across South and Central America. As with their sister clade (Old World primates; Catarrhini), a plethora of forms, behaviours, and life histories are found across this group. Broadly speaking, however, most Neotropical primates are strikingly understudied with large gaps in our understanding of their evolution and diversity. In this talk, I discuss my research which is centred in molecular primatology and evolutionary genomics of Neotropical primates; using genetic/genomic data to shed light on their evolution and diversification, and explore the origins and maintenance of diversity. This often ties into addressing questions surrounding speciation, systematics/taxonomy, biogeography, adaptive evolution, and behavioural ecology. My research subjects include the socially monogamous titi monkeys, the encephalised capuchin monkeys, the miniaturised marmosets, the highly social squirrel monkeys, and the striking bald uakaris and bearded sakis.


Covid-19 @ The U

There are many changes happening currently and the Department of Anthropology and larger university community are here to help in this challenging time. The department will continue to post updates and resources.



A number of services are available to students at this time. Below are ones we're frequently asked about. For an updated comprehensive list of services that remain open please visit


Emergency Funds Application

Students can apply for emergency grants based upon need and available funding. If you are facing financial difficulties during this time, please submit an application.

Feed U Pantry

The FeedU pantry in the Union building is closed. For information on requesting food for a curbside pick up, visit the Union’s Covid-19 page at

Parking proration

Students who will no longer use their parking permit for the remainder of the semester may request a prorated refund by emailing Permits purchased in August or mid-September 2019, are not eligible for the prorated refund as their value has already been utilized.

Campus Recreation Services

The Eccles Student Life Center is closed until further notice, but staff still are streaming classes in yoga, cardio boxing and Pilates, among others. Check the schedule to sign up.


Student Wellness Center

While STD testing and pleasure packs are on hold, the Student Wellness Center still is providing many virtual services, including victim-survivor advocacy and Zoom office hours with health educators beginning April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

University Counseling Center

Counseling services are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments provided by telephone or secure video feed.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 801-581-6431 if you are experiencing symptoms such as high fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Victim-Survivor Advocates

Victim-Survivor Advocates provide free, confidential and trauma-informed support services to students, faculty and staff who have experienced interpersonal violence (i.e. domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and rape, sexual harassment, stalking, etc.). Schedule an appointment here.

Crisis Intervention & Hospital Diversion

University of Utah Health provides free crisis response and hospital diversion programs that aim to keep all our family members, friends and neighbors safe. Services are available 24/7 here.


Anthropology Advising

Questions about anthropology? Ready to declare as an anthropology major? Book an advising appointment with Anthropology Advisor Dr. Shawn Carlyle


At this time, undergraduate Advisors in CSBS are continuing to be available to you through phone and video appointments.  Please visit this link to schedule an appointment or email advisors with questions.

You can also contact an advisor directly via email – though this may not replace the need for a full appointment. You can find advisor contact information in the same link above.

Additionally, the following advisors will hold “Chat” time for Walk-In Wednesday on March 18th from 1-3pm:

  • Ally Marringa and Stacy Morris for ANTH, ENVST, GEOG/GIS
  • Nic O’Shea from ECON, HSP and POLS
  • Taryn Horner and Maddi Olsen for CRIM, FCHD, PSY and SOC

We are using a “chat” feature on ConnexEd, which you can access here. Sort the CSBS advisors by Major, and that will lead you to appointment scheduling cards for each advisor, and you can now select “Chat with Advisor” and instant message with one of these advisors.

Finally, if you have any questions and do not know who or how to reach out to anyone, then email Bobbi Davis, CSBS Director for Student Services, at or call 801-581-7579.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Donate to Anthropology Students

With the help of alumni, donors and friends of Anthropology, we provide scholarships to reward meritorious students and assist those who face financial burdens in funding their education. 


Undergraduate Programs

Anthropology Major

Anthropology is the study of human beings; their cultures, biology, behaviors, and their changes through time (evolution). 


Anthropology Minor

Because we study all aspects of humans, anthropology is holistic and inter-disciplinary and anthropologists work hand-in-hand with other sciences such as biology, physiology, sociology and psychology—just to name a few.


Integrative Human Biology Minor (IHB)

Engage in research in human form and function, human evolution and biological variation, human behavior, and the roles humans play in local and global ecosystems. Students will acquire the broad but rigorous background they will need as professionals in the 21st-century health sciences and many other fields that engage directly with aspects of human adaptation and welfare.



Have a question about anthropology? Ready to declare?



Last Updated: 9/23/20