Anthropology and Social Change MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies

Program Description

Anthropology and Social Change MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies

Anthropology and Social Change MA and Ph.D. Programs

Anthropology and Social Change is a small, innovative graduate department with a particular focus on activist scholarship, militant research, and social change. Our unique approach to ethnographic research methodology dissolves traditional barriers between research and political activism, between insiders and outsiders, and between researchers and protagonists. Ethnography is a tool for "creating the conditions we describe." We engage in the process of co-research to explore existing alternatives and possibilities for social change.

MA and PhD students learn how to apply the practice of direct action to the research process with the support of talented faculty. We set out to create the conditions we describe when our research begins to embody the values of the world we want to create.

About the Program

Our program regularly hosts lectures, conferences, and workshops on variety of social justice issues that bring together scholars, activists and artists, both local and international. The program has its own book imprint—Kairos—with PM Press publishers. Anthropology and Social Change is affiliated with Benemérita Universidad Autónoma in Mexico, so students who are fluent in Spanish can continue their doctoral studies there. Our department is also a member of the HAU Network of Ethnographic Theory, an international network of research centers and anthropology departments

The Anthropology and Social Change Masters program takes two years, and includes weekday coursework in the spring and fall. The PhD program includes two years of coursework, plus exams and dissertation. Students may pursue a part-time program in consultation with their academic advisor.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 8, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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Full time
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Free
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USA - San Francisco, California
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