agbe-davies at unc dot edu
Historical archaeology, plantation societies of the colonial southeastern US and Caribbean, towns and cities of the 19th and 20th century Midwest, African diaspora.
Near Eastern Archaeology, Turkey, origins and evolution of animal economies, animals in complex societies
Harrington Distinguished Professor
Cultural/economic/feminist anthropology; gender, race, and sexuality; critical development studies; urbanization in the global South; tourism studies; Latin American studies; Central America, Central Andes, Caribbean
Archaeology of Chiefdoms and States, Political Economy, Human Violence, the Evolution of Human Behavior, Heritage Preservation, Settlement Pattern Analysis, the prehistory of the Andes and the American Southwest
Anthropologies and politics of health and well-being; globalization of psychiatry; mental health and illness; politics of life and death; suicide; ontologies of the body; kinship and care; South Asia; Kerala
Professor and Chair
Indigenous peoples, artisan economies, competition, commodities, consumer cultures, producer associations, local food systems
Social Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, Systems Theory, Africa
Representation, democracy, visual anthropology, bodily politics, and North American Indian citizenship, governance, and sovereignty.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Political ecology, anthropology of development, social movements, science and technology studies, pluriversal studies, anthropology of design, Latin America, Colombia.
Ethnography, Belief Studies, Folklife, Public Folklore, Trauma-Informed Ethnographic Practice, Experience-Centered Anthropology, African American Expressive Culture, Vernacular Poetry, Vernacular Art; African Diaspora, The North American South
Bioarchaeology; Human Osteology; Forensic Anthropology; Paleopathology; Health and Nutrition; Agricultural Origins and Consequences; Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States; South America
American Indians; tribal sovereignty; tribal nation building and tribal governance; federal-tribal relations and tribal-state relations; bureaucracy and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Biological Anthropology, Human Ecology, Demography, Population Genetics, Reproduction, East Africa
Kenan Eminent Professor
Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Communities; Ancestor Veneration; Archaeological Understanding of Detachment from Place; Cultural Logic of Noncapitalist Economies; Identity and Gender Constructs; Cacao Production and Use; Social Reproduction of Technology; Maya Studies; Archaeology of Mesoamerica.
Political Anthropology; Anthropology of Knowledge; Recognition, Belonging, and Autonomy; Subnationalist Politics; the State; Affect and Anxiety; Post/Colonialism; South Asia; India; Nepal
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
History and Memory; Everyday Life; Ethnography; Critical Theory; Storytelling, Ritual and Performance; Japan and Okinawa
Urban anthropology; political anthropology; anthropology of the state; cultural politics of class, ethnicity/race, and gender; political economy; global systems and transnationalism; critical theories of power; theory of the commons. Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia; local politics, economic restructuring, and race relations in the southern United States; urban Southeast and East Asia.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Identities and Global Issues, Southeast Asia, Southeast USA.
Identity formation, social movements, community organizations and organizing, ethnographically-grounded oral and life history, and action research and collaborative research projects.
Anthropology of Science,Technology and Medicine; Humanitarianism and Human Rights; Colonial History; Ethics, Nongovernmental Organizations and Transnational Experts; Europe; French Guiana; Uganda; South Africa
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Medical anthropology, moral economies of medicine and health, gender and health, reproductive politics, health care reform, Russia, United States
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Anthropology and the Curriculum in Archaeology
Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Subsistence Economies, Foodways, North America, Greek Aegean, Complex Societies
Associate Professor and Director of Institute of African American Research
Place, Race and History; Globalization; Rurality; Social Movements; the Caribbean; the U.S. Southwest
Biological Anthropology; Health and Culture Change; Adaptability; Energetics; Nutrition; Russia; Siberia; Ecuador
Professor and Director of Research Labs of Archaeology
Archaeology, Political Economy, Chiefdoms, Quantitative Methods, North America.
Biomedical anthropology, nutrition, human biology, early life determinants of body composition and obesity, infant and child feeding
Professor of Anthropology, Professor and Chair of Women's & Gender Studies
Archaeological method and theory, history of archaeology; Social and gender archaeology; Archaeology and nationalism, the state, and politics; Gender and science, women in scientific professions and society; Old World prehistory, Paleolithic archaeology, Central and Eastern European archaeology; Prehistoric imagery, theories of symbolic representation; Stone tool analysis (low and high-power use-wear).
Human ecology of global change
Actor Network Theory, Ontology, and Science Studies; History and Memory; Magic; Human and Animal Relations; Colonial Societies; Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Bali.