Faculty Profile

Ann Hill

Professor of Anthropology (1986)

Contact Information


Denny Hall Room 210


Prof. Hill has conducted fieldwork in both Thailand and SW China. As a cultural anthropologist, Prof.Hill has focused on ethnicity, kinship and religion.Her current research is about inter-ethnic relations on China's frontiers in Yunnan Province, PRC.


  • B.A., Columbia University, 1971
  • M.A., University of Iowa, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

ANTH 336 Social Distinctions
This course covers anthropological theories of social hierarchy and stratification. Both the material and ideological bases of social distinction are examined. Gender, class, race, ethnicity, kinship, and slavery are some of the specific topics covered in the course. Prerequisite: 101. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement. Offered every fall.