Welcome to the Anthropology Programme

Anthropology is usually defined as 'the study of humanity'.

Here at the University of Waikato we are particularly concerned with sociocultural anthropology - that is, the comparative study of the whole range of contemporary human societies and cultures, from tribal and peasant through to industrial and global. The Pacific region, with its diverse peoples and lifeways, both indigenous and settler, is the main focus of our teaching and research.

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Discover more about the courses offered in Anthropology and learn more about Anthropology as a discipline at our University.

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Anthropology Waikato Uni A group where you can find everything Anthro related from events to interesting articles, videos and more. Members are encouraged to contribute and discuss!


The Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAA/NZ) was established in 1975. It was first known as The New Zealand Association of Social Anthropologists (NZASA). The local contact person is Benedicta Rousseau.