Friends of HRAF
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society, and behavior in the past and present. To accomplish this mission, HRAF produces scholarly resources and infrastructure for research, teaching and learning, and supports and conducts original research on cross-cultural variation.
Your support makes a difference. When you join the Friends of HRAF, your generous contribution will enable us to advance our mission of understanding cultural diversity through scholarly research and education. It will support funding priorities such as the HRAF Global Scholars program in addition to the ongoing development of our open access resources (Explaining Human Culture, Teaching eHRAF, eHRAF Workbooks, and our online introductory course) for comparative and cross-cultural research.