Casey Walsh

Professor and Chair
Anthropology Department


How do the issues of poverty and inequality intersect with Anthropology, and what makes you passionate about these issues? 

Anthropology studies the whole range of ways that humans have organized social inequality across the globe and throughout the long history of our species. We take a holistic view on inequality, as it is manifested in all its interconnected biological and cultural aspects, at all scales. This approach to understanding the culturally constructed nature of inequality, as well as its real material manifestations, is crucial to efforts to build a healthier happier world for all of us.