As the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology, Crossroads is dedicated to publishing the most promising pieces of undergraduate work related to the discipline of anthropology. The editorial board at Crossroads is composed of motivated undergraduate editors at the University of Michigan from all subfields of the discipline.

Anthropology is an inherently broad and expansive discipline, its dominant subfields being: archaeological, biological, socio-cultural and linguistic anthropology. We believe that anthropological study is unique in that it occurs at the crossroads of natural and social sciences. As such, the editorial board at Crossroads encourages submissions not only from courses in anthropology, but also from related disciplines, such as classics, sociology, history, area studies, gender and sexuality studies and linguistics. The only criterion is that submissions possess a cultural and/or evolutionary theme.

2016 was the Journal’s inaugural year! We publish two volumes bi-annually, one in the Fall and one in the Winter/Spring.

We accept submissions from current undergraduates and those who have graduated within the past year.

Our most recent volume of Crossroads (Fall 2020) is now available under “Past Volumes.”

Call for Submissions: The deadline for the Spring 2021 Volume of Crossroads is February 22nd. Please email all papers, photos, questions, or comments to our editors at umichanthrojournal@gmail.com.

Cover Photo Submissions: Crossroads is proud to announce that this year in tandem with the call for submissions we will also be accepting photos to publish along with the peer-reviewed research papers. We request that photo submissions include a title for the photo and a paragraph that provides the context of the photo keeping in mind the anthropological focus of the Journal. We require that all submitted photos adhere to our ethical guidelines. For reference please visit this guide published by CGIS on ethical photography.