Research by Uppsala anthropologists currently working at the department is undertaken in Africa (Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Niger), in Asia (Afghanistan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand), in Latin America (Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Bresil), in North America, Circumpolar areas (Alaska, Russia, Scandinavia) and in Europe (Russia, Serbia and Sweden).
Uppsala anthropologists have produced noteworthy and innovative scholarship. In general, researchers conduct long-term anthropological fieldwork in their respective fields. The teaching in cultural anthropology at Uppsala University is grounded in ethnographic field research. Hence our different educational programmes are inspired by the teachers' own field research experiences and insights.
International networks also colour the department. We regularly host visitors from abroad, organise guest lectures, lead international workshops open to staff and students, and initiate international networks and programmes in research and education.