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Diablo taking part in the religious dance procession for the Virgin of Urkupiña, Quilloacollo (Cocha

What is Social Anthropology?

Anthropology has been studying the social and cultural variation of human beings for well over a century. What distinguishes it from other disciplines is its attention to human differences and its commitment to long-term fieldwork, ethnography.


  • Studenter. Foto: Viktor Gårdsäter A smooth start 2018-07-04 Welcome to the 2018 autumn term at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University! Read this quick guide to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible.
  • Alumnsdagen 2016. Foto: Niklas Björling Alumni – how to get involved 2018-07-03 There are many ways to collaborate with the Department of Social Anthropology and Stockholm University after finishing your studies.
  • Photo. Orasis Interdisciplinary PhD course – fall 2018 2018-06-26 Transnational Migration: Refugees, Routes, Encounters. An interdisciplinary PhD course at Stockholm University – fall 2018.
  •  UiT The Arctic University of Norway Doctoral research fellowship available at UiT 2018-06-26 One PhD position within religious studies is available in the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated to the research group INREL (Indigenous Religion(s): Local Grounds, Global Networks).
  • Student Office closed for summer holidays 2018-06-20 The Student Office is now closed and will open again in August.

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Visiting address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
Frescati, Stockholm
Södra huset entrance B, 6th floor

Mail address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
106 91 Stockholm

Billing address:
Department of Social Anthropology
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Switch board +46 (8) 16 20 00

Contact each staff member directly (first name.last name@socant.su.se). If you do not know who to contact, send an e-mail to socant@socant.su.se

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Bankgiro: 5050-0206
VAT no: SE202100306201
Organisation number: 202100-3062

Office hours:
Doors and elevators are open 7.30-17.00.