USC Dornsife relaunches program with an eye toward collaboration, technology and topics like medical and visual anthropology: “The last thing the world needs is another 20th-century PhD program.”
The USC Dornsife faculty member, who wrote several books on hierarchy and human morality, conducted field research with Jane Goodall as one of the only anthropologists to study primates.
Despite high levels of inflammation, the Tsimane people in Bolivia are unique for their healthy brains that age more slowly, a USC study finds.
From the authors of classic literature to ancient astronomers, Earthlings have been captivated by Mars for as long as we can remember. USC experts help dissect our attraction to the red planet.
USC experts explain why some people are suffering from extreme lockdown fatigue: it’s a mix of human nature and an American identity that chafes at being “controlled.”
A new USC study of human evolution finds that spending more time in a position where your muscles are somewhat active could reduce the health risks of sedentary behavior.
A USC Dornsife anthropologist says that the increasing acumen of artificial intelligence — along with new knowledge of plant and animal behavior — are challenging how we perceive the concept of being human.
Each summer, USC archaeology students travel to Mexico and follow in the footsteps of history.
An expert in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the professor of anthropology was frequently tapped for his expertise, which he lent to several landmark court cases.
Half the world’s languages could disappear in a few decades, and USC Dornsife’s Tok Thompson is helping students figure out why — and what might be lost.