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Natalie Cox, Professor of Anthropology

About Me:

As an educator, I am committed to honoring diversity both within and outside the classroom space. However, diversity must be accompanied by continual and thoughtful commitment to equity and access. For me, a true commitment to diversity starts with accepting that all knowledge is social and that learning takes countless forms, all of which are valid and valuable. I believe education should be about listening, participating, learning, sharing, and making space for people from all different backgrounds and abilities to be heard and supported.

Anthropology is the study of what makes us human.

Anthropology facilitates a more nuanced understanding of the intertwining global systems, institutions, technologies, and ideologies that we all navigate on a daily basis. In this way, the discipline is uniquely well-suited to prepare students for today’s globally-connected workforce. However, a degree in anthropology is so much more than the calculation of how much students can contribute to the economy after they graduate. Higher education is an investment that should benefit both the scholar and the society they choose to live in.

Course Information

Here is what I'm teaching in Fall 2019

Anth 8: Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion (in-person only)

Anth 1: Biological Anthropology (online and in-person)

Anth 3: Cultural Anthropology (in-person only)

Important Dates for Fall 2019

Regular Classes begin August 19, 2019 and end December 20, 2019

Late Start Classes begin September 3, 2019 and end December 20, 2019


The best way to reach me is by email. I will respond within 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday.


Phone: 415-239-3443

Office: Batmale Hall room 336 (Ocean Avenue Campus)

Office hours: Monday 4:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday 3:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Department: Behavioral Sciences