Welcome to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its fantastic diversity. Waikato's Anthropology students learn from anthropologists who have a strong Pacific focus and engage in research across a wide range of crucial global issues.

Cultural anthropology, our area of specialty, is the interpretation and appreciation of the vast array of cultural possibilities for human life. Studying Anthropology will challenge students to reimagine their assumptions about their own societies and cultures and develop a toolkit to critically understand their changing world.

Study Anthropology

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

Anthropology on Facebook

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 Fiona McCormack.