Anthropology is the study of people throughout the world, their evolutionary history, how they behave, adapt to different environments, communicate and socialise with one another.
Anthropologists study the important questions facing South African and global society. Studying anthropology gives us a unique set of skills for working with people. Anthropologists have a deep understanding of cultural and ethnic differences and understand how people’s perspectives, beliefs and practices fit into a wider social, political and economic context.
Areas of specialisation at Wits include cultural identity, gender studies, development and business, performance, popular culture and media, cultural theory, local politics and land affairs, labour migration, nationalism and ethnicity.