News and Events

Upcoming Events


Come Join us to celebrate the end of a sucessful academic Year. All Anthropology students welcome. Friday, May 11, 2018 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Alumni Grove (over levee).



An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective of Human Drug Use 

Talk by Sacramento State Anthropology Professor, Roger Sullivan. Invited speaker as part of The Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP) "U Turn on Addiction".

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Department Newsletter

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APRIL 2012

Past Events

George Rich Colloquium Lecture

For Ritual Sex to Sexual Individuality: The Disinheritance of Sambia Sexual Culture, 1974 – 2013

By Dr. Gilbert Herdt; Sac State Anthropology Alumnus, Founding Director and Professor, Graduate program in Human Sexuality, California Institute for Integral Studies

Thursday, October 13, 2016, Harper Alumni Center, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Reception to follow!

Event flyer          Event parking permit

Museum Exhibit: A Place for all People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture 

September 23 - October 29, 2016, Anthropology Museum (Mendocino 1000 First Floor)

Open Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 (noon) - 3:00pm.

This exhibit is coming from SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services) and comprises 19 limited-edition posters featuring objects and historical interpretation from the inaugural exhibition of the National Museum.

Exhibit Flyer

Sweet Freedom's Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841-1869

Lecture and Book Signing featuring Dr. Shirley Moore Prof. Emeritus of History

Dr. Moore will give a talk and book signing in conjunciton with Anthropology Museum exhibic called "A Place for All People."

Saturday October 22, 2016, Del Norte Hall 1004, 4:00 - 6:00pm.

Event Flyer

The Power of Identity: Domestic Arts of Highland Michoacán

Location: Sacramento State Anthropology Museum (Mendocino Hall 1000, First Floor)

Exhibit Dates: April 5 - May 20, 2016 Exibit Days & Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 10:30am - 1:30pm and 3:00pm - 5:00 pm.

See postcard here

Sentiment & Science: The GF and AW Beardsley Collection as 19th - Century Travelogue

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00 pm.

Exhibit Dates: April 15 - May 15, 2014
Exibit Days & Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 12:00pm (noon) - 3:00 pm.

See postcard here. Note: postcard serves as Sacramento State Parking Permit in student spaces for the reception only.

Wuha Lehulum (Water for All)
Ethiopia and Water from an Anthropological Perspective

November 19 - December 7, 2012
Open Tuesday to Friday, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

See flyer here.

Sacramento Anthropological Society 36th Annual Student Research Conference
"In the Field: Experiences within the Discipline"

Friday, May 3rd, 2013  - 12 pm - 4 pm
Hinde Auditorium and Forest Suite

Department Awards will be presented to the following recipients:

  • Thomas Cowan - John W. Connor Scholarship
  • Carina Vega - Richard H. Reeve Award
  • Brittany Velasquez - Academic Achievement Award

See flyer here.

George Rich Colloquium “The Business of Water: What Options Exist?”
A lecture by Dr. Ananthakrishnan Aiyer

CSUS Alumni Center. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:30PM

See flyer here or contact the Department of Anthropology

STEM Scholars Lecture presented by Dr. Samantha Hens (2/22/11)