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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.


  • The University of Aberdeen Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen 2019-02-15 The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is offering 6 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts, such as nation, citizenship, civil society and rule of law, are used in the world.
  • SSAG The Vega Symposium: Witnessing Anthropological Journeys, and the Returns 2019-02-15 The 2019 Vega Symposium honours Professor Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology at New York University, recipient of SSAG’s Medal in Gold 2019, for her profound contributions to anthropological thought and research.
  • UCL Co-funded collaborative doctoral studentship opportunity at UCL 2019-02-08 UCL’s Anthropology department is offering a PhD studentship working on the project “The development of personalised molecular therapeutics: A comparative ethnographic perspective on the use of genetic testing in ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer clinics”.
  • Study counsellor closed January 29 and 30 2019-01-23 The study counsellor is closed Tuesday January 29 and Wednesday January 30.
  • Begränsade öppettider Student Office limited opening hours 2019-01-17 The student office will only be open three times a week for the coming three weeks. From Monday February 11, the student office will return to regular opening hours.

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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.