The Department of Anthropology has affiliations with the following programs, centers and organizations at Texas A&M University:
Aggie ALLIES: The Department of Anthropology is a strong supporter of the Aggie ALLIES, a group of students, staff and faculty who show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the university community. The majority of faculty and staff in the department have joined the Aggie ALLIES by participating in an Allies Advance awareness workshop.
Applied Biodiversity Science (ABS) Program: Dr. Amanda Stronza serves as one of the PIs for this project. She is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, and an adjunct & affiliated faculty member in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Michael Alvard in the Department of Anthropology is a participating faculty member.
Archaeological Institute of America – College Station: Several faculty members and graduate students actively participate in activities organized by the AIA.
Center for the Study of the First Americans (CSFA): Housed in the Department of Anthropology, CSFA is a research center that explores questions surrounding the peopling of the Americas. Three faculty members in the department are affiliated with the center: Dr. Mike Waters (Director), Dr. Ted Goebel (Associate Director) and Dr. Kelly Graf.
Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC): Housed in the Department of Anthropology, CMAC is a research center devoted to nautical, underwater and maritime archaeology, as well as artifact conservation. Seven faculty members are affiliated with the center: Dr. Kevin Crisman (Director), Dr. Donny Hamilton, Dr. Shelley Wachsmann, Dr. Cemal Pulak, Dr. Filipe Castro, Dr. Deborah Carlson, and Dr. Wayne Smith.
Classics Program: Dr. Deborah Carlson is an active member of the Classics Program (within the newly constituted Department of International Studies), and regularly teaches courses in Classical Archaeology and Latin. Two affiliated faculty (Drs. Nancy Klein and Kevin Glowacki) are also part of the Classics program.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program: The Interdisciplinary Research Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Texas A&M University is represented by a group of faculty from multiple departments in several colleges within the university. The purpose of the IRP in EEB is to integrate research programs related to the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology and heighten awareness of this important area of biological research within our institution. The program fosters collaboration for both research and teaching in the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology. Several faculty members in the Department of Anthropology are part of this program: Mike Alvard, Darryl de Ruiter, Sharon Gursky-Doyen, and Jeffrey Winking.
Glasscock Center for Humanities Research: Multiple faculty and graduate students have participated in events and received funding from the Glasscock Center.
Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA): Members of the Nautical Archaeology Program work closely with INA, a non-profit educational organization that is housed in the Anthropology Building. Dr. Deborah Carlson is currently the President of INA, and Drs. Kevin Crisman and Cemal Pulak both serve as Vice-Presidents
Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI): Several faculty members and graduate students actively participate in activities organized by RESI.
Texas A&M ADVANCE : In 2010, Texas A&M received an Institutional Transformation ADVANCE Grant from the National Science Foundation. The ADVANCE grant was used to transform the university by enhancing and sustaining gender equity and improving the representation of women faculty, particularly in STEM fields. The ADVANCE program is now being institutionalized at Texas A&M under the Dean of Faculties Office. Several anthropology faculty in the department have been involved with ADVANCE programs and/or served on ADVANCE committees.
Women’s and Gender Studies Program: Dr. Cynthia Werner is affiliated faculty with Women’s and Gender Studies Program.