Diversity Statement

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. We believe that a vibrant intellectual community is one that welcomes the diverse perspectives brought by people of different ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to maintaining a supportive work and learning environment based on mutual respect and an appreciation of individual differences. In keeping with Trinity College’s Statement on Diversity & Inclusion, we believe that a diverse and inclusive climate is essential to promote excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching, and thus to further the mission of this department.

Further, we recognize that the responsibility for the maintenance of a climate of inclusion rests with all members of our community. We are committed to promoting ethical behavior and equity in the workplace. Harassment of any type (whether it be sexual, sexual identity, racial, ethnic, or other) will not be tolerated.

Finally, as biologists who study variation in humans and our primate relatives, evolutionary anthropologists are in a unique position to contribute to our understanding of the biological basis of human variation. Interested viewers are encouraged to read the statements on race developed by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the American Anthropological Association.