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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

Core Faculty

Email | Office Hours Susan  Alt

Susan Alt

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: North America, Midwest, Southeastern U.S., Mississippi Valley
Topical Interests: Complexity, identity, migration, materiality, ritual, craft production, ceramics, GIS

Email | Office Hours Joelle  Bahloul

Joelle Bahloul

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Europe and North Africa.
Topical Interests: Jewish ethnography in Europe and North Africa, European ethnography, social anthropology of kinship and gender, ethnicity and migration, religion in urban society, collective memory, French social thought.

Email | Office Hours Eduardo S. Brondizio

Eduardo S. Brondizio

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Amazon, Brazil, Latin America
Topical Interests: Environmental and economic anthropology, land use and landscape history, institutions and collective action,  household economy and demographics, livelihoods and poverty, ethnobotany and people-forest interaction, socio-ecological complex systems analysis, global environmental change, sustainability sciences, and integrative methodologies [Geospatial, ethnography and survey, ecological assessments, institutional analysis]

Email | Office Hours Beth A. Buggenhagen

Beth A. Buggenhagen

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Africa, North America, Senegal
Topical Interests: circulation and value, material and visual culture, gender and Islam

Email | Office Hours Della Collins Cook

Della Collins Cook

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Americas, Aegean
Topical Interests: Human osteology, Paleopathology, Mortuary practices, Demography

Email | Office Hours Raymond J. DeMallie

Raymond J. DeMallie

Chancellors' Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: North America, with an emphasis on Plains Indians
Topical Interests: kinship and social organization, ritual and belief systems, oral traditions, and material culture

Email | Office Hours Sara  Friedman

Sara Friedman

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: China, Taiwan
Topical Interests: marriage and the state; citizenship; socialism and post-socialism; gender and sexuality; reproductive politics; kinship; ethnicity; media and representation

Email | Office Hours Brian  Gilley

Brian Gilley

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Native North America, Contemporary Italy and Belgium
Topical Interests: Gender, Sexuality, the body, power and difference, HIV/AIDS, the nature of the subject, Institutional logics in late liberalism, body movement in sport

Email | Office Hours L. Shane  Greene

L. Shane Greene

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Peru; Amazonia/Andes; elsewhere, although mostly Latin America
Topical Interests: Social theory, social movements, race, urban subcultures, music and society, indigenous and afro-descendent rights, political ecology.

Email | Office Hours Ling-yu  Hung

Ling-yu Hung

Assistant Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: China, Taiwan
Topical Interests: Chinese archaeology, prehistory of Taiwan, craft specialization, ceramics, ritual practice, cultural interaction, geoarchaeology, and the application of GIS in archaeology.

Email | Office Hours Kevin D. Hunt

Kevin D. Hunt

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Africa
Topical Interests: Functional Morphology and Ecology of Hominids and Apes

Email | Office Hours Frederika  Kaestle

Frederika Kaestle

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Native America, Pacific, Asia
Topical Interests: Molecular anthropology, molecular evolution, population genetics, ancient DNA

Email | Office Hours Stacie M. King

Stacie M. King

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Mexico (Oaxaca), Mesoamerica
Topical Interests: Ancient & Colonial Mexico, household archaeology, identity, food practices, soundscapes, social theory, colonialism, soil chemistry and microscale methods in archaeology

Email | Office Hours Philip S. LeSourd

Philip S. LeSourd

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Northeastern North America
Topical Interests: linguistic theory and its application to the analysis of Native American languages, comparative Algonquian linguistics, Maliseet-Passamaquoddy

Email | Office Hours Michael P. Muehlenbein

Michael P. Muehlenbein

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Borneo
Topical Interests: Physiological adaptations (primarily metabolic and reproductive endocrine changes) to infectious diseases; immune-endocrine interactions; ecological immunology; emerging infectious diseases; ecotourism; male reproductive ecology; human life history evolution; behavioral endocrinology

Email | Office Hours Douglas R. Parks

Douglas R. Parks

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: anthropological linguistics
Topical Interests: North America

Email | Office Hours Sarah  Phillips

Sarah Phillips

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Central and Eastern Europe; the Former Soviet Union, especially Ukraine and Russia.
Topical Interests: postsocialist transformations, civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), globalization, development, gender studies, medical anthropology, post-Chernobyl health and healing, folk medicine, and disability studies.

Email | Office Hours Anne  Pyburn

Anne Pyburn

Provost Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Mesoamerica , Belize, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Topical Interests: Archaeology, settlement patterns, Maya, gender, ethics, archaeology and social context

Email | Office Hours Anya Peterson Royce

Anya Peterson Royce

Chancellors' Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Mexico, Russia, and Eastern Europe
Topical Interests: Local and global identities, anthropology of dance, performance, popular theater, ethnic identity, aesthetics and creative processes, indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, death belief and ritual, anthropological writing, anthropology of food

Email | Office Hours Laura  Scheiber

Laura Scheiber

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: North America, Plains
Topical Interests: Zooarchaeology, Faunal Analysis, North American Archaeology, Native American Ethnohistory, Culture Contact, Archaeological Theory and Practice, Historical Anthropology, Landscapes, Identity, Archaeological Fiction

Email | Office Hours Tom  Schoenemann

Tom Schoenemann

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: The World
Topical Interests: Coevolution of brain and behavior, evolution of language, functional morphology of the brain, human variation, modeling evolutionary hypotheses, mathematical image analysis

Email | Office Hours Jeanne  Sept

Jeanne Sept

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Africa
Topical Interests: Archaeology, human evolution, paleoecology, primate ecology and diet

Email | Office Hours M. Nazif  Shahrani

M. Nazif Shahrani

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Afghanistan, former Soviet Central Asian Republics (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turmenistan), Iran, and Turkey
Topical Interests: History of anthropological theories and methods; anthropology of religion; political anthropology with focus on failing modern nation-states in multi-ethnic societies; social change; comparisons of filmed and written ethnographic representations; and seminars on approaches to the study of Islam and Muslims; states and societies; cultural ecology of pastoral nomads and nomadism; family, gender and crises of masculinity in Muslim Central Asia and the Middle East; and Islam and politics in Muslim societies of Middle East and former Soviet Central Asia from a comparative perspective.

Email | Office Hours April K. Sievert

April K. Sievert

Senior Lecturer


Geographical Areas of Specialization: American Midwest, south-central Andes
Topical Interests: Lithic analysis, south-central Andes , Mississippian archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeological ethics, anthropological pedagogy

Email | Office Hours Marvin D. Sterling

Marvin D. Sterling

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Japan, Caribbean
Topical Interests: Contemporary Japan, African Diaspora, Race, Social Identity, Afro-Asia, Performance Studies, Transnationalism, Human Rights

Email | Office Hours Daniel  Suslak

Daniel Suslak

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Mexico, Mesoamerica
Topical Interests: Linguistic anthropology, semiotic anthropology, verbal art, youth and adolescence, Mesoamerican languages and cultures

Email | Office Hours Frances  Trix

Frances Trix

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Kosova, Turkey, Albania, Muslim communities in North America
Topical Interests: Islam in the Balkans, Discourse Analysis, Sufism, Disaster Studies, migration, gender

Email | Office Hours Catherine M. Tucker

Catherine M. Tucker

Associate Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Honduras, eastern Guatemala, and Oaxaca, Mexico
Topical Interests: Ecological Anthropology, Political Ecology, Community Forestry, Collective Action, Common Property, Economic Development, Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Latin America

Email | Office Hours Virginia  Vitzthum

Virginia Vitzthum

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Bolivia, Germany, Greenland, Mongolia
Topical Interests: life history theory, evolutionary mechanisms, reproductive functioning and adaptations, reproductive and sexual health, pregnancy loss, contraceptive technologies

Email | Office Hours Andrea  Wiley

Andrea Wiley

Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: South Asia, particularly India
Topical Interests: Human diet and nutrition and the adaptive significance of human dietary behavior; human adaptability, particularly to stressful environments such as high altitude; Human health and disease, especially maternal and infant health within an evolutionary framework; Demography and determinants of fertility and mortality in human populations

Email | Office Hours Richard  Wilk

Richard Wilk

Provost Professor


Geographical Areas of Specialization: Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Belize
Topical Interests: Economic, Applied and Cultural Anthropology