The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Frankfurt is devoted to the study of societies worldwide, with a central focus on the human being (anthropos) an the cultural environments in which human beings navigate.

The Department provides regional expertise based on anthropological fieldwork in Africa, Central and South Asia (India), South-East Asia, the Americas, Oceania, as well as the Islamic world. Our students benefit from this broad expertise in the context of the Bachelor’s and a Master's Programme.

In our teaching and research, we collaborate with a variety of partners, which include the Frobenius Institute — the oldest research institution of cultural and social anthropology in Germany — the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, the Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam, the research training group Value and Equivalence, the research centre Point Sud in Bamako (Mali), as well as numerous international institutions of higher education.

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