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Diversity Mission Statement

As part of the University of Kentucky community, the Department of Anthropology is devoted “to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of our University community through recruitment and retention of an increasingly diverse population of faculty, administrators, staff, and students, and by implementing initiatives that provide rich diversity-related experiences for all to help ensure their success in an interconnected world.”  As anthropologists, we share a commitment to understanding, appreciating and respecting the full range of intersecting and coexisting human identities and experiences. As a department we recognize that diversity exists across categories of culture, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexuality, religion, language, age, and abilities. The department of anthropology also recognizes that in the history of our discipline, institution, and commonwealth, specific groups of people have been and continue to be subjected to structural racism, marginalization, and more subtle forms of discrimination. We are dedicated to encouraging active dialogue to address and ameliorate these injustices and to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

The department supports our queer students and colleagues and stands against racism