Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) of the Department of Anthropology at UC Davis aspires to promote equity and justice in our department and on our campus. We maintain that the historical entanglement of our discipline with racial oppression and colonialism makes it all the more pressing that we reflect upon and change the practices through which we do and teach anthropology today. We are thus committed to developing concrete, anti-racist actions in the short and long term. In particular, we aim to institutionalize these actions in undergraduate and graduate education, hiring, outreach, scholarship, and service. We also provide a supportive place for discussion and accessing resources for our community and those who may have experienced bias or discrimination.

UC Davis Principles of Community:

UC Davis DEI page:

UC Davis Centers & Services:

Anthropology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) Members 2021-2022

Events - upcoming

Events - past

Send a question, suggestion, or concern to the Anthropology DEIC

UC Davis campus resources for reporting incidents

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Resources regarding Sexual Harassment

Resources regarding Field Safety

UC Davis & the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Anthropology faculty statement on human remains and engagement with descendant communities  

Suggested DEI statement for Anthropology syllabi


UC Davis Land Acknowledgement Statement, for the Davis campus

Developed in consultation with members of the Patwin community:

We should take a moment to acknowledge the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.

The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands.

The UC Davis Sacramento campus is on Miwok and Nisenan aboriginal land, and those working in Sacramento should acknowledge this while an official statement is in development.

To learn more about who lived where in many parts of the world, including California, check out the Native Lands Digital Project:

For a deep dive: The University of California Land Grab