Cultural anthropology

Cultural anthropology studies humans, communities, and the social construction of behaviour during different times and at different corners of the globe. Our aim is to learn to understand different kinds of cultures and to analyse how culture shapes human lives.In the increasingly connected and international contemporary world, knowledge of cultural diversity on local and global levels is crucial in order to understand social issues and problems. The Cultural Anthropology programme in Oulu specializes in northern cultures, contemporary cultural trends, cultural interaction, and environmental, medical, and applied anthropology.At the University of Oulu the Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology programmes have shared basic level studies. Get to know the field. Faculty and Staff