Our School is home to leading researchers in anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology. Our research is diverse and draws on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches from across the social sciences.

A distinctive hallmark of research in the School is a commitment to large team-based (often inter-disciplinary) projects involving academics and postgraduate students.

The School is privileged to have graduates who have gone on to become leading researchers and contributors to the social sciences. In honour of several of these alumni, the School has established scholarships and prizes for outstanding students of its disciplines.

The UQ Anthropology Museum has the largest university collection of ethnographic material culture in Australia. We have preserved and catalogued over 26,000 non-Western art and artefacts, with special depth in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Australian Aboriginal and Pacific artefacts.

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Summer & winter research
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