Anthropology:  World Cultures, Diversity, and the Human Experience

Welcome to Anthropology!  Anthropology is the holistic study of humankind in all times and places.  Through scientific and humanistic orientations, anthropology’s scope of focus spans all of human existence.  Studying anthropology enables students to better understand and appreciate human diversity in all forms and gain insight into local and global issues, which are both essential skills for today’s job market.

The Anthropology Department at City College of San Francisco is committed to offering the highest quality instruction in all four sub-disciplines:  Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeology. Through welcoming, accepting, and engaging learning environments, we prepare our students for a variety of professions involving cross-cultural relationships, language and communication, human artifacts, and the evolution of the human body. We support life-long learning and the quest to better understand different cultures as well as ourselves.  Our faculty’s vision is to meet the needs of all our students, provide them with an informed understanding of both human universals and differences, and equip them to become contributing members of their diverse communities.

Anthropology Course Schedule

Anthropology Faculty

Amato, Jessica (Adjunct Instructor, B.A. (summa cum laude), The University of Florida and M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University. Research interests: Latin American and Caribbean studies, island economies, political ecology of water conservation; anthropology of tourism and tourists; transnational social movements and political advocacy groups, NGOs and the role of the State, medical anthropology (specifically medical tourism and trafficking), gender, sexuality, and global tourism. Courses Taught: ANTH 3)

Caldararo, Niccolo (Adjunct Instructor ANTH 1)

Cox, Natalie Elizabeth (Full-Time Instructor, PhD. California Intstitute of Integral Studies.  Courses taught ANTH 1, 3, 8)

Ives, Sarah (Adjunct Instructor ANTH 25)

Lass, Barbara (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of South Dakota M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Research Interests: Archaeology, Hawaii and Pacific Islands. Courses Taught: ANTH 2, 3, 12, 25. Professional Activities: Archaeological fieldwork in Midwest and Hawaii, publications and conference papers)

Murray, Theresa (Adjunct Instructor. Courses Taught: ANTH 4)

Pevey, Matthew (Full-Time Instructor ANTH 1, 3, 4, 20)

Torres, Edgar (Full-Time Instructor and Department Chair in Latin American and Latino/a American Studies, A.A., City College of San Francisco, A.B., M.A., C.P.I.L., University of California, Berkeley)