Historical archaeology, plantation societies of the colonial southeastern US and Caribbean, towns and cities of the 19th and 20th century Midwest, African diaspora.
Professor and Associate Chair
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 Andes, Central America.
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 Senior Associate Dean
Indigenous peoples, artisan economies, competition, commodities, consumer cultures, producer associations, local food systems
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
Teaching Associate Professor
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
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
Pardue Distinguished Professor
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. **On Leave Fall 2022 and Spring 2023**
Political Anthropology; Recognition, Autonomy, Belonging; Bureaucracy & the State; Chokepoints, Logistics and Infrastructure; Cinchona/Quinine; Colonialism & Postcolonial Theory; South Asia; Himalayas, India
History and Memory; Everyday Life; Ethnography; Critical Theory; Storytelling, Ritual and Performance; Japan and Okinawa
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
Medical anthropology, moral economies of medicine and health, gender and health, reproductive politics, health care reform, Russia, United States
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.
Professor, Chair of Curriculum in Archaeology, and Director of Research Labs of Archaeology
Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Subsistence Economies, Foodways, North America, Greek Aegean, Complex Societies
Professor; Associate Dean-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy
Place, Race and History; Globalization; Rurality; Social Movements; the Caribbean; the U.S. Southwest
Adjunct Assistant Professor
New Energy Poverty resulting from Debt, Climate and Fossil Fuel Crises; Neoliberalism, Migrant Labor, Resurgent Epidemics, Health Policy.
Biological Anthropology; Health and Culture Change; Adaptability; Energetics; Nutrition; Russia; Siberia; Ecuador
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Archaeology, Hunter-Gatherers, Regional Survey, Settlement Patterns, Coastal Adaptations, Shellfish Analysis, Eastern North America.
Archaeology, Political Economy, Chiefdoms, Quantitative Methods, North America.
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
Professor and Department Chair
Biomedical anthropology, nutrition, human biology, early life determinants of body composition and obesity, infant and child feeding
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Human ecology, households, climate change, social-ecological systems, Sahelian West Africa, and sustainable livelihoods
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Actor Network Theory, Ontology, and Science Studies; History and Memory; Magic; Human and Animal Relations; Colonial Societies; Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Bali.