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Anna Agbe-Davies


Associate Professor
agbe-davies(@)unc.edu
919-962-5267

 

Historical archaeology, plantation societies of the colonial southeastern US and Caribbean, towns and cities of the 19th and 20th century Midwest, African diaspora.

 



Benjamin Arbuckle


Professor and Associate Chair
bsarbu(@)email.unc.edu


  Near Eastern Archaeology, Turkey, origins and evolution of animal economies, animals in complex societies  



Florence E Babb


Harrington Distinguished Professor
fbabb(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-1242

 

Cultural/economic/feminist anthropology; gender, race, and sexuality; critical development studies; urbanization in the global South; tourism studies; Latin American studies; Central Andes, Central America.

 

 



Brian Billman


Associate Professor
bbillman(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 962-9348

 

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

 

 



Rachel Briggs


Teaching Assistant Professor
rvbriggs(@)email.unc.edu


  Foodways (the anthropology of food), gender, and identity; social complexity and the emergence of complex societies; hominy and maize; infographics; Mississippian, proto-historic, and historic periods in the Southeastern United States; historic Creek Indian archaeology; Moundville and westcentral Alabama; Burke phase (A.D. 1400-1650) and western North Carolina; protohistoric and historic Catawba Indians; embodied cognition and practice theory; historical anthropology (sensu Marshall Sahlins).



Jocelyn Lim Chua


Associate Professor
jlchua(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 962-1145

 

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

 



Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld


Professor and Senior Associate Dean
rudi-colloredo(@)unc.edu


 

Indigenous peoples, artisan economies, competition, commodities, consumer cultures, producer associations, local food systems



Charles Hilton


Teaching Assistant Professor
hiltonch(@)email.unc.edu




Glenn D Hinson


Associate Professor
ghinson(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-1661

 

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

 



Morgan Hoke


Assistant Professor
mkhoke@unc.edu




Martha King


Teaching Associate Professor
marthae(@)live.unc.edu


  Ontologies of the body; belief systems; cultures of biomedicine; genomics & society / ELSI; clinical encounters; epistemologies of pluralism; identity; folk practice; Anabaptists, the Amish; the US South



Valerie Lambert


Associate Professor
vlambert(@)unc.edu
919-933-8910

  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  



Paul W Leslie


Pardue Distinguished Professor
pwleslie(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-1564

Biological Anthropology, Human Ecology, Demography, Population Genetics, Reproduction, East Africa



Patricia A. McAnany


Kenan Eminent Professor
mcanany(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 843-8978

  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. **On Leave Fall 2022 and Spring 2023**



Townsend Middleton


Associate Professor
ctm22(@)email.unc.edu
919 962-2683

 

Political Anthropology;  Recognition, Autonomy, Belonging;  Bureaucracy & the State; Chokepoints, Logistics and Infrastructure; Cinchona/Quinine; Colonialism & Postcolonial Theory; South Asia; Himalayas, India

 



Christopher T Nelson


Associate Professor
ctnelson(@)email.unc.edu


 

History and Memory; Everyday Life; Ethnography; Critical Theory; Storytelling, Ritual and Performance; Japan and Okinawa

 



Caela O’Connell


Assistant Professor
caela(@)email.unc.edu


 

Environmental anthropology; human-environment relationships; socio-ecological interdependencies; risk; crisis; change; anthropologies of water, economics, disaster, and engagement; interdisciplinary and mixed research methodologies; food and agricultural studies; rural and agrarian communities; the Caribbean and the Americas

 

 



Michele Rivkin-Fish


Associate Professor
mrfish(@)unc.edu


 

Medical anthropology, moral economies of medicine and health, gender and health, reproductive politics, health care reform, Russia, United States

 



Aalyia Sadruddin


Assistant Professor
aalyia(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-1243

 

Medical Anthropology; Aging; Care; Disability; Demographic Transitions; Emergent Biomedical Technologies; Health; Political Culture; Violence; Contemporary Social Theory; Paraethnography; Storytelling; Africa, with a special focus on Rwanda.



C. Margaret Scarry


Professor, Chair of Curriculum in Archaeology, and Director of Research Labs of Archaeology
scarry(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 962-3841

 

Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Subsistence Economies, Foodways, North America, Greek Aegean, Complex Societies

 



Karla Slocum


Professor; Associate Dean-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy
kslocum(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-2438

  Place, Race and History; Globalization; Rurality; Social Movements; the Caribbean; the U.S. Southwest  



Doug Smit


Teaching Assistant Professor
dksmit@unc.edu




Sandy Smith-Nonini


Adjunct Assistant Professor
scsmith(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 286-7396

 

New Energy Poverty resulting from Debt, Climate and Fossil Fuel Crises; Neoliberalism, Migrant Labor, Resurgent Epidemics, Health Policy.



Mark Sorensen


Associate Professor
msorensen(@)unc.edu


 

Biological Anthropology; Health and Culture Change; Adaptability; Energetics; Nutrition; Russia; Siberia; Ecuador

 



Laurie C. Steponaitis


Adjunct Assistant Professor
lcs(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 962-3846

 

Archaeology, Hunter-Gatherers, Regional Survey, Settlement Patterns, Coastal Adaptations, Shellfish Analysis, Eastern North America.



Vincas P Steponaitis


Professor
Vin@unc.edu
(919) 962-6574

 

Archaeology, Political Economy, Chiefdoms, Quantitative Methods, North America.

 



Angela Stuesse


Associate Professor
astuesse(@)unc.edu
(919) 843-7393

 

Neoliberal globalization; race, ethnicity, and identity; migration; human rights; labor; methodologies of activist research; the U.S. South and Southwest; Latino and Latin America; Equatorial Guinea

 



Amanda Thompson


Professor and Department Chair
althomps(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 843-2060

  Biomedical anthropology, nutrition, human biology, early life determinants of body composition and obesity, infant and child feeding  



Colin Thor West


Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
ctw(@)email.unc.edu
(919) 966-5588

  Human ecology, households, climate change, social-ecological systems, Sahelian West Africa, and sustainable livelihoods  



Margaret J Wiener


Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
mjwiener(@)unc.edu
(919) 962-2399

 

Actor Network Theory, Ontology, and Science Studies; History and Memory; Magic; Human and Animal Relations; Colonial Societies; Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Bali.