Welcome to Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) is a unique academic research unit within the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. BARA's mission is to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities. BARA faculty and affiliates carry out research, teaching, and outreach activities within Arizona, throughout the country, and internationally.

Are you a motivated student looking for research experience in our community? Opportunities available!

View current undergraduate and graduate internships opportunities for Spring 2013! Special solicitation through January 11, 2013!

Division News

BARA interns learn about food management and preservation by turning cabbages harvested from their Las Milpitas de Cottonwood plot into sauerkraut. Want to learn more? Check out undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities here!  
The Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program has recently produced its third cohort of graduates. The MDP program is a professional degree that prepares students to participate in poverty-alleviation and development at the international scale. Dr. Timothy Finan and BARA developed the MDP... read more