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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Anthropology - Graduate Program in Development

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Anthropology - Graduate Program in Development

Brown University

Brown University, Providence, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    63
  • Degree MDiv
  • Study Level PHD
  • Duration 24 months
The graduate program in Brown’s anthropology department encourages a diversity of doctoral research agendas in socio-cultural anthropology, anthropological archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Our program balances a rigorous curriculum of core classes with more specialized training in advanced courses. Our graduate classes consist almost exclusively of seminars and independent study courses, allowing an intimate, tutorial approach to training that aims for graduate studies to be demanding and intense for both faculty and students. Graduate Program in Development The Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies and supported by an IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It supports training and research for PhD candidates in Anthropology as well as other disciplines (Economics, Political Science, and Sociology). GPD seeks to promote social science research on processes of social, political and economic transformation in the developing world with a special focus on the persistent problem of inequality. Inequalities of well-being and opportunity represent the most difficult and persistent obstacles to promoting equitable, democratic and sustainable development. As the problems of development and inequality become ever more complex and global, GPD aims to provide graduate students with the interdisciplinary skills necessary for innovative research. The program offers specialized courses, funds field-based research, provides fellowships, hosts visiting faculty, and promotes collaborative research initiatives with partner institutions in the global south. The program builds on a core group of faculty internationally renowned for their research and scholarship in the area of development and inequality. Program activities are open to all PhD students at Brown. In addition to hosting trainees supported by their department, the GPD program admits four to eight fellows a year who receive full support for two years. All trainees and fellows are eligible for summer fieldwork research grants.