•    Academic support and tutoring--Email Prof. Rivkin,
    •    Writing center --There are online consultations available; for more information, visit the website.
    •    CR/NCR option for Spring 2020 classes: During the Spring 2020 semester, all students have the option to convert the letter grades (A-F) they earn to a Credit/No Credit grading (CR/NCR). You should consult with a financial aid and an academic advisor before exercising the CR/NCR option to make sure you understand the potential impact it can have on your financial aid, your GPA, and academic progress.  For more information, read the CUNY-wide policy.
    •    Professional development services with The City Tutors--For help with your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile, fill out this google form to get started.  
    •    Food pantry--To gain access on weekdays, call 212-650-8844 and someone will meet you at the pantry, located in Hoffman Lounge (1st floor of the NAC)
    •    Laptops and tablets--Send an email to iMEDIA to make a request:
    •    Emergency grants--The Colin Powell School has emergency relief grants available. Email Charlene Darbassie ( ) to request the application. The application process is fast and streamlined. 
    •    Additional resources, including stress management, peer counseling, financial support, and other services--Consult this continually updated document.




Welcome to the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies. We bring together The City College of New York’s historic Department of Anthropology, grounded in a four-field approach, with the Women’s Studies Program, a key site for the critical production of gendered analyses, and the International Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program where students select concentrations, including Culture and Communication, Development, Comparative Public Policy, and International Relations. The Department is an academic and activist space for students committed to engaging issues ranging from global economic inequality in the past and the present, to peace building in war-torn societies, to gender and racial justice globally and locally.  Students can select to major or minor in Anthropology, major in International Studies, and/or minor in Women’s Studies. Dedicated to pursuing an antiracist, intersectional, and anticolonial pedagogy, the Department supports the intellectual and creative pursuits of our students and our faculty as they develop their regional, thematic, and theoretical interests.

Current faculty interests are expansive and represent a commitment to public scholarship: research and teaching that address pressing societal issues that are important to our students and to the diverse communities in which we live and work. With projects centered around social justice issues and concerns, our faculty research the global industrial prison complex, African Diasporas, Latinx and Latin American diasporas, South Asian and Asian American diasporas, the Caribbean, and Archaeology of the modern world. In these realms, faculty are also concerned with health and medicine, refugees and immigrant lives, gender, race, sexuality, and disability.

The Department is perched at an exciting and vital moment in higher education, as it prepares students with the cross-cultural and global perspective necessary for a range of careers from engineering, education, heritage management (i.e. museums and public archaeology) to public health and allied professions. Moreover, Department majors and minors are provided with a firm foundation for graduate work in anthropology, international studies, women’s and gender studies, and related social sciences. Ultimately, The Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies assists all students in understanding themselves in the context of their community, nation, and world.