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.










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Anthropology explores the widest possible definition of human diversity through research, history and comparative analysis to better comprehend future trends as well.

Anthropologists test hypotheses largely through fieldwork. The program at City College is designed to offer students a background in the four fields of the discipline ..more..

Gender Studies


Women's and Gender Studies engages students in the discovery and exploration of feminist perspectives on culture and society. Focusing on the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation, the program introduces students to the social, cultural, scientific, and other contributions of women, and the production of feminist knowledge. ..more..

International Studies


The International Studies Program at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership prepares students for careers in a wide array of fields, from diplomacy and global governance to NGOs and multinational corporations. The International Studies major offers a flexible curriculum, in which students take classes with faculty across many departments and programs at CCNY, ..more..


Registration for Summer and Fall 2022 classes is OPEN!

Although everyone in the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies is working remotely, we are here to help you through the registration process! We encourage you to get in touch with us!

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Irina SilberDr. Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber,

Anthropology, Gender Studies
and International Studies

North Academic Center, Room 7/112B
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY  10031

e: isilber@ccny.cuny.edu

Dr. Sarah Muir

Director, International Studies Program

North Academic Center, Room 7/114B
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY  10031

e:  smuir@ccny.cuny.edu
Zoom Meeting ID:  994-5940-6707

Asale Angel-AjaniDr. Asale Angel-Ajani

Program Director
Women's and Gender Studies Program

North Academic Center, Room 7/113D
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY  10031

e:  aangelajani@ccny.cuny.edu
p:  212.650.7494

MAtthew ReillyDr. Matthew Reilly

Adviser to Anthropology students


North Academic Center, Room 7/113A
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY  10031

e:  mreilly@ccny.cuny.edu

Office Hours
Online by Appointment