Summer 2023 Workshop - Graduate School in Anthropology: Norms and Practices

The Society for Anthropological Sciences will be offering a two-hour online Zoom workshop on norms about finding and applying to graduate schools in anthropology:

Graduate School in Anthropology: Norms and Practices

Moderator: Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis

Saturday, June 3, 2023

1:00 – 3:00pm (US Eastern)

All students interested in learning more about graduate school processes are welcome.  (Faculty members, feel free to share with interested students!)

Preregister for the workshop at:

(You’ll put in your name and email, and this will give you a unique, secure access link for the Zoom meeting)

The workshop will cover various norms and practices to help undergraduates and MA students who are looking for graduate schools, with a focus on (but not limited to) North American anthropology graduate programs.   Topics include:

  • how to find graduate schools that might be right for you
  • how to manage the norms and ‘hidden curriculum’ of the process
  • how and when to communicate to faculty members
  • how to write an exceptionally strong statement of purpose
  • how to think about funding your studies
  • how admissions committees think about GPAs and GREs
Follow the link above for more information, or feel free to email me at for more information.