Faculty

  • Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology

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

    Research focuses on experimental ethnography, anthropology of exchange, Iceland, Micronesia and the Faroe Islands, as well as island cultural ecology and ghost towns.

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  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

    B.A, Washington University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

    Socio-cultural anthropologist whose research centers on the politics of foreign aid, democracy promotion, judicial reform, and conflict in Latin America.

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  • 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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  • Lecturer in Anthropology

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology. My Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley focused on cultural connections between ancient Egypt and Sudan.

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  • Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology

    B.A., Drew University; M.A., M.Phil., Georgia State University; M.A., University of Illinois (Chicago)

    Anthropological Bioarchaeologist informed through Feminist and Queer theory examines the lived experiences leading up to ritual sacrifice in the Ancient Andes

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  • 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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  • Vistiting Lecturer in Anthropology

    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

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Affiliated Faculty

  • Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Archaeologist leading an excavation in central Greece, studying cultural interaction and trade in the ancient Mediterranean, pursuing digital technology in teaching and research.

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  • Assistant Professor of Music

    B.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., University of California (San Diego); Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar of Brazil, Latin America, and Luso-Africa; Jazz and the African Diaspora; Audiovisual Media; global music industry

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  • Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)

    Explores issues of race and gender across broad scientific and biomedical fields including post-genomics/epigenetics, evidence-based medicine, chronic illness, reproduction, health disparities, global health, and human/nonhuman microbiome.

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Faculty Emeriti

  • Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor emeritus of Slavic Studies; Professor emeritus 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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