We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers.

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue is fully committed to promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive departmental culture and embraces the opportunity to be change agents in imagining the field of Anthropology, our university, and our societies in new ways. As we reckon with the historical legacies of our discipline and the institution to which we belong, our research and teaching engagements actively address these questions with broader commitments to action on racial and social justice issues, developing anti-racist and decannonizing practices, policies, and procedures. We are providing pedagogical resources, cutting edge education and trainings for faculty, staff, and students to have better toolkits to recognize, understand and confront bias and racism. Purdue University is committed to maintaining an environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect, and encourages its members to strive to reach their potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to nurture diversity and further inclusion efforts, and is prepared to do the hard work of action, education and accountability towards racial justice and equity. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue encourages us to think broadly, lead boldly, and to be a force of good in the world, living, learning, and engaging with a diverse and inclusive community of scholars from all walks of life. The Purdue's Next Moves strategic initiative unveiled in 2021 includes an important focus on structural and environmental barriers to success and improving representation, experience, and success of Black students, faculty, and staff. In our department’s Anthropologies of Tomorrow strategic initiative, we strive for a more broadly inclusive departmental culture that supports and benefits from a wide variety of identities and positionalities, intersections of perspectives, and lived experiences. 

DEI resources in our discipline, our institution, and broader communities

Campus resources
Cultural and resource Centers
Diversity Organizations
Professional Society Resources, Toolkits
Training Opportunities


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