University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, its main campus is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. The University of Chicago has a strong historical association with anthropology which dates back to the 1940s when it opened its Department of Anthropology. Over the years, several notable anthropologists have been associated with the University, including Robert Redfield and Sol Tax. This legacy continues today through the research of the university’s professors and its commitment to expanding knowledge in anthropology. The University of Chicago is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach to anthropology, incorporating insights from various fields such as economics, history, political science, and sociology. Its faculty members have made significant contributions to our understanding of human behavior throughout the world. Additionally, their research has shaped contemporary policies and practices in public health, international development, and human rights.