Faculty

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    Thomas A Abercrombie
    Research/Interest: Cultural history/historical anthropology; memory and patrimonial regimes; colonialism and postcolonial situations; nationalism and modernity; ethnohistory of Andean societies, gender and sexuality in the Hispanic world; food and place; Andes, Spain.
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    Susan C. Antón
    Research/Interest: Physical anthropology; skeletal biology; evolution of genus Homo; dispersal; evolutionary morphology; human osteology and anatomy; growth, development and life history patterns. Field programs in Asia and the Pacific.
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    Shara E. Bailey
    Research/Interest: Physical anthropology; paleoanthropology; dental morphology and morphometrics; Middle-Late Pleistocene hominins; Neandertals; modern human origins; Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution; Europe; Africa.
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    Thomas O. Beidelman
    Research/Interest: Social anthropology, Africa, religion and symbolism, witchcraft and magic, history of colonialism, Christian missionaries, African literature, urban neighborhood and landscape preservation movements, history of British and European anthropology and sociology
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    Pam J. Crabtree
    Research/Interest: Zooarchaeology; animal domestication and history of domestic animals; archaeology of later prehistoric and early medieval Europe; Iron Age Ireland; historical archaeology of North America.
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    Sonia N. Das
    Research/Interest: linguistic anthropology, language ideology, heritage language education, urban multilingualism, transnationalism, political economy, francophone Quebec, diasporic/mobile South Asians
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    Arlene Davila
    Research/Interest: race and ethnicity; nationalism; media studies; political economy, globalization; the politics of museum and visual representation; urban studies; consumption; Latinos in the U.S.
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    Todd R. Disotell
    Research/Interest: biological anthropology, primate evolution, molecular evolution, genomics, mitochondrial DNA, phylogenetic systematics, bioinformatics, conservation genetics, Darwinian medicine, human variation, the history of biological anthropology.
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    Tejaswini Ganti
    Research/Interest: anthropology of media, visual anthropology/visual culture, cultural policy, nationalism, postcolonial theory, capitalism, neoliberalism, globalization, Indian cinema, South Asia
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    Michael Gilsenan
    Research/Interest: Anthropology and sociology of Islam; history and anthropology, narrative theory; anthropology of power and violence; urban studies; cultural representation.
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    Faye Ginsburg
    Research/Interest: Social anthropology; ethnographic film; ethnography of media; indigenous media; social movements in the United States; Disability.
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    Bruce Grant
    Research/Interest: Former Soviet Union, Siberia, the Caucasus; cultural history and politics; religion.


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    Helena Hansen
    Research/Interest: medical anthropology, science studies, urban anthropology, critical psychiatry, addictions, pharmaceuticals, Latin American and African American spirituality and faith healing.
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    Terry Harrison
    Research/Interest: Primate and human paleontology; evolutionary morphology; paleobiology; allometry; taphonomy; paleoecology; zooarchaeology; Europe, East Africa, and Asia.
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    James Higham
    Research/Interest: Primate socio-ecology; life-history; sexual and social strategies and conflict; behavioral endocrinology; animal communication; conservation of biological diversity.
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    Aisha Khan
    Research/Interest: Caribbean, Latin America, race and ethnicity, religion (particularly obeah, Islam, Afro-Atlantic religions), theory and method in diaspora studies, creolization.
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    Emily Martin
    Research/Interest: Anthropology of science and medicine, gender, cultures of the mind, emotion and rationality, history of psychiatry and psychology, US culture and society.
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    Sally E. Merry
    Research/Interest: Anthropology of law; human rights; colonialism; transnationalism; gender and race; US, Pacific and Asia/Pacific region, forms of governance and audit culture, governmentality.
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    Fred R. Myers
    Research/Interest: Indigenous people and politics, Aboriginal Australia; exchange theory and material culture; anthropology of art and contemporary artworlds; the production and circulation of culture; in identity and personhood; theories of value and practices of signification.
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    Anne M. Rademacher
    Research/Interest: Environmental anthropology; modern ecology and statemaking; sustainable design in urban settings; urban ecology
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    Rayna Rapp
    Research/Interest: Gender, reproduction, health and culture, science and technology, United States and Europe.
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    Susan C. Rogers
    Research/Interest: Sociocultural anthropology, food production, rural development, family and kinship, history of anthropology Europeanist ethnography and history, French society and culture
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    Renato I. Rosaldo
    Research/Interest: Sociocultural anthropology, theory, history, cultural poetics, poetry, ethnography as text; island Southeast Asia, US Latinos, Mexico.
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    Bambi B. Schieffelin
    Research/Interest: Linguistic anthropology, language ideology, literacy, language socialization, childhood, missionization, Papua New Guinea, Caribbean.
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    Noelle M. Stout
    Research/Interest: Capitalism; political economy; gender and sexuality; inequality; media and visual anthropology; Cuba and Latin America; the United States
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    Randall White
    Research/Interest: Paleolithic Europe; prehistoric art; archaeological approaches to the technologies of ancient hunter-gatherers; France.
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    Scott A. Williams
    Research/Interest: Postcranial functional morphology, Evolution of the vertebral column, Early hominin locomotion, Homoplasy and homology, Morphological integration
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    Rita P. Wright
    Research/Interest: Urbanism; state formation; gender relations; the ancient Near East, and South Asia.
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    Angela Zito
    Research/Interest: Cultural history/historical anthropology; critical theories of religion; religions of China; religion and media; history and anthropology of embodiment; gender; performance and subjectivity; documentary film.