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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.


  • Student Office closed for summer holidays 2019-06-20 During the summer the student office will have limited opening hours.
  • Doctoral positions will be announced in June 2019-06-07 Notice of the two doctoral positions previously announced at the department will be submitted the second week of June.
  • Development Talks Sign up for the next Development Talks 2019-05-06 Development Talks is a series of seminars organized by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is a forum for knowledge and debate on global development cooperation
  • Study with us autumn 2019 2019-03-15 On March 15 the second admission round for our master’s programs starting in the autumn 2019 opened. The last date to apply is April 15, 2019.
  • Helena Wulff Why humanistic anthropology matters 2019-03-05 Helena Wulff, professor of Social Anthropology, has written the article “Why Humanistic Anthropology Matters”, which was recently published on the Anthropology News website.

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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.