Our Faculty


Douglas B. Bamforth
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(Ph.D., U. of California, Santa Barbara, 1986; Professor) Pre-contact archaeology of the North American Great Plains and adjacent mountains, analysis of stone tools.

Robin M. Bernstein
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(Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; Associate Professor) Growth and development; endocrinology; maternal-infant physiology; life history evolution; lactation biology and breastfeeding.

Catherine M. Cameron
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(Ph.D., U. of Arizona, 1991; Professor) Archaeology of the American Southwest with current emphasis on the study of abandonment and population movement during the Puebloan period.

Herbert Covert
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(Ph.D., Duke, 1985; Professor) Biology of the earliest primates of North America, Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia with emphasis on their adaptations and phylogenetic relationships.

Darna L. Dufour
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(Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, 1981; Professor) Biological and behavioral responses of human populations to nutritional problems with special emphasis on responses to food shortages and the presence of toxins in foods.

Donna M. Goldstein
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(Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 1994; Associate Professor) Ethnography, political economy, gender and sexuality, poststructuralism, human rights, ethno-nationalism and globalization.

Gerardo Gutierrez

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(Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2002; Assistant Professor) Gutiérrez studies how human activities generate political and economic arrangements that are reflected on landscapes.

Kira Hall
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(Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Associate Professor Attendant Rank) Linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and socially oriented discourse analysis.

Christian S. Hammons
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(Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2010; Instructor) Cultural anthropology, ethnographic film, "societies against the state", indigenous religion, exchange, tourism, development, globalization, Southeast Asia, Indonesia.

Carla Jones
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(Ph.D. U.N.C. Chapel Hill 2001; Associate Professor) Theoretical questions about gender, class and subjectivity in the context of contemporary urban Indonesia.

Arthur A. Joyce
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(Ph.D., Rutgers U., 1991; Professor) Origins and development of complex societies of Mesoamerica, social theories of power, ideology, and identity along with environmental archaeology, ceramic analysis, and interregional interaction.

Steven Leigh

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(Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992; Professor) Leigh's research focuses on human and primate evolution and integrates many different kinds of data across the discipline of anthropology, including information from genetics, anatomy, archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology.

Stephen H. Lekson
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(Ph.D., U. of New Mexico, 1988; Professor and Curator of Anthropology, University Museum) Archaeology of the North American Southwest. His research interests are in the origins of government, regional patterning, and architecture.

J. Terrence McCabe
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(Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, 1985; Professor) McCabe researches human adaptations to arid land and savanna ecosystems, with a special emphasis on nomadic pastoralism.

Dennis McGilvray
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(PhD, U of Chicago, 1974; Professor) South Asia, with a research focus on south India and Sri Lanka.

Carole McGranahan
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(Ph.D., Michigan, 2001; Associate Professor) McGranahan's research focuses on Tibet and the Himalayas, especially issues of power in local, global, and historical contexts.

Scott Ortman
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(Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010; Assistant Professor) Ortman's research focuses on historical anthropology, or the integration of theory and data from many fields to understand the long-term histories of indigenous peoples.

L. Kaifa Roland
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(Ph.D., Duke University, 2004; Associate Professor) Roland’s research is in the area of cultural anthropology and her interests include: tourism, national identity, racial and gender constructions, and critiques of capitalism.

Michelle Sauther
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(Ph.D., Washington University, 1992; Associate Professor) Sauther's research focuses on the socioecology and biology of nonhuman primates, including studies of chimpanzee growth and development, prosimian feeding ecology, lemur life history, biometrics and sexual dimorphism, and dental and general health of wild lemurs.

Paul Shankman
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(Ph.D., Harvard, 1973; Professor) Shankman's research interests include theory, economic anthropology, and ecological anthropology with areal specialization in Oceania and contemporary America.

Jen Shannon

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(Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008; Curator and Assistant Professor) Shannon studies the history, theory, and contemporary practice of museums and the representation of indigenous peoples.

Payson Sheets
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(Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 1974; Professor) Sheets’ research interests include the archaeology of Mesoamerica and the Intermediate Area of lower Central America, focusing on the interrelationships between human societies and volcanic processes in tropical climates. Ceren website.

Matt Sponheimer
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(Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999; Associate Professor) Sponheimer’s research focuses on the ecology of early human ancestors in Africa.