Department Resources for Anthropology Students

The Anthropology Department offers a variety of resources to students in our program. Learn more about these resources and how they support undergraduate students in their educational journey at UC Santa Cruz. 

Peer Advising

The Anthropology Department offers peer advising as a resource to students in declaring their major/minor, choosing classes, creating an academic plan, and sharing experiential learning opportunities. Peer advisors are typically available in-person during the fall, winter, and spring quarters in the advising office which is located on the third floor of Social Sciences 1, room 361. The peer advising schedule changes every quarter. For most up to date information about our hours, you can visit the Anthropology Advising website

Anthropology Writing Assistant Program

The Writing Assistant Program trains undergraduate anthropology students to provide peer writing support sessions. One of the most important skills students can learn is to write well and to communicate their ideas with clarity. The Writing Assistant Program was created to train strong writers, build students’ confidence in their writing, and aid in student success. This program provides peer support for students in any anthropology course. For more information and writing assistant hours during the academic year, you can visit the Writing Assistant Program website

Ethnographic Library 

The Ethnographic Library is located on the third floor of Social Sciences 1 in room 328. It is open for student use Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise reserved. The library houses a curated collection of anthropological resources, including publications by department authors. The space is open for student use as a quiet place to study, meet in small groups, or research - all conveniently located on the same floor as anthropology department offices.

Take One Leave None Library

The Anthropology Department has a free book library where students can take home as many books as they would like. It features books donated by faculty covering archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and even some books covering topics like politics, economics, and sociology. This free library is located on the 3rd floor of Social Sciences 1, near room 319. 

Internship Coordinator

Looking for an internship? You can contact Professor Kramer about internship opportunities. Interning can help build your resume and relationships with faculty and the community. Anthropology is interdisciplinary and many students have had internships in multiple fields, such as medicine, nutrition, law, forensics, social work, social justice work, education, international development, human rights, social policy, immigration, architecture, business, design, cultural resources management, environmental conservation, museums, zoos, and tourism. 

An internship involves locating an internship site, creating your own project, connecting with faculty to find a sponsor, meeting with Professor Kramer to get started, completing a 12-15 hour weekly internship throughout the quarter, and writing a 10-15 page paper to complete the ANTH 198 course. Professor Kramer’s office is located on the 4th floor of Social Sciences 1 in room 405 and can be contacted through email at

By Gianna Reyes. Gianna is a Lead Peer Advisor with the Department of Anthropology.