The Department of Anthropology

About Anthropology

Discovering Anthropology


Anthropology is the study of humankind in all its aspects


Anything you ever wanted to know….

…about yourself

…about who you are and where you came from

…about why people do the things they do

…about humankind, past and present

…about humanity



…can give you some clues

…can give you some answers


Anthropology can take you on some amazing cultural explorations….


…from the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa the streets of New York


Anthropology at John Jay College offers opportunity for




Film One:

Students in the field: Red Hook Community Justice Center, Brooklyn, NY


Film Two:

Students in the field: Gentrification in New York, a video ethnography


Feature Article

 What the Brownstones Say: Surveying Place in Brooklyn

Professors Edward Snajdr  & Shonna Trinch 


For more on Discovering Anthropology, check out:

This is Anthropology


American Anthropological Association



Anthony Marcus, Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room 9.63.22,
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646.557.4782, Email: