Faculty

  • Justin Armstrong

    Justin Armstrong

    Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.

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  • Elizabeth Falconi

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology

    B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Linguistic anthropology, Mexico & the U.S., migration and transborder communities, citizenship, indigeneity, language and social inequality, narrative, language shift and revitalization

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  • Anastasia Karakasidou

    Professor of Anthropology

    B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Social anthropologist doing research,  writing and teaching on the topics of health, illness and cancer.

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  • Philip L. Kohl

    Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies; Professor of Anthropology

    B.A., Columbia University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research on prehistory of Eurasia, current political use of remote past; anthropology as the study of cultural and biological evolution.

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  • Deborah Matzner

    Deborah C. Matzner

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Cultural anthropologist of media and South Asia specializing in the ethnography of media production and visual culture in India.

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    Adam Van Arsdale

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    B.A., B.S., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Engaged in questions on the evolution of biological variation and its connections to culture through the fossil record.

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  • Benjamin Vining

    Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology

    B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Environmental Anthropologist and Archaeologist

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