Department of Anthropology at Trinity College - Hartford, CT
In many ways, it is a great time to study anthropology at Trinity and to be working in the field. The pressures of change all around the globe pose new and challenging questions about how societies will deal with themselves and with other societies. The colonial and post-colonial worlds have opened windows into cultures with values different from our own, values we must interpret in their appropriate contexts in order to coexist with mutual respect and benefit. The implications of everything from interpersonal relationships to geopolitical restructurings demand cross-cultural understanding, and to provide that understanding, Anthropology is moving to a central position among the social sciences.