DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY FACULTY
Our faculty have geographical specialization in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. In addition to a broad focus on comparative diasporic studies and social justice, their topical interests include historical archaeology, medical anthropology, transcultural identities and processes, political economic anthropology, anthropology of place, visual anthropology, ethnobotany, gender, migration studies, and human/environment interactions. Every faculty member in the Department of Anthropology also participates in at least one interdisciplinary program. There are vibrant interdisciplinary conversations on this campus, and these provide many excellent opportunities for student participation.
Crosscutting topical and regional faculty interests are shared theoretical interests in inequality, globalization, gender, ethnicity, race/racialization, and class. The Department of Anthropology offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate, masters of arts, and doctoral degrees. Currently we have over 130 undergraduate majors and our masters and doctoral programs have more than 30 students enrolled.
(Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, 1988 ) Gender, globalization, economic development, feminist epistemology, methodology.
On Leave Spring 2013
(Ph.D., Univ. of Toronto, 1993) Ethnoarchaeology, prehistoric archaeology, early farming communities, trade, gender, lithics; West Africa.
(Ph.D., Southern Illinois Univ., 1988) Archaeology, political economy, colonialism, lithic analysis; S.E. United States.
Carlina de la Cova
Dual Position with Anthropology and African American Studies
(Ph.D., INdiana University-Bloomington, 2008) paleopathology, skeletal
biology, skeletal health disparities, social inequality, the African Diaspora
and African American biohistory/bioarchaeology, nineteenth century
historical medicine and disease
Dual Position with Anthropology and Biology
(Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2006) Human osteology,
paleodemography, paleoepidemiology, infectious and epidemic diseases, and
medieval plague; Europe
(Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan, 2011) Linguistic anthropology, the politics of language use, social activism, language and cultural revitalization, racial and ethnic formations, religion; narrative, face-to-face interaction; Puerto Rico, Caribbean, Latin America, US
(Ph.D., Univ. of Alabama, 2007) Biocultural medical anthropology, reproductive health, health disparities, research methods; Latino Studies.
(Ph.D., Columbia Univ., 2006) Cultural anthropology; Muslims, religion, politics, gender, media, education; Bangladesh; Middle East; U.S.
(Ph.D., Univ. of California-Los Angeles, 1995) Archaeology, historical archaeology, culture change, African Diaspora; West Africa, Caribbean.
On Sabbatical until Fall 2013
(Ph.D., Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2012) Economic anthropology, Native Nation economic development and stability, boundaries, sovereignty, colonialism & ‘post’ coloniality, political economy, American Indian and indigenous rights, globalization, entrepreneurship.
Marc Moskowitz Interim Graduate Director
(Ph.D., Univ. of California-San Diego, 1999) Cultural and visual anthropology, gender, popular culture, religion, sexuality ; China, Taiwan.
(Ph.D., Univ. of California-Los Angeles, 2002) Linguistic anthropology, language socialization, ideology and representation, childhood; US and Latin America.
Dual Postion with Anthropology and Public Health
(Ph.D., Michigan State Univ., 2002) Medical Anthropology, International Public Health, West and Southern Africa, Dominican Republic.
On Sabbatical in Spring 2013
Kimberly Simmons Dual Position with Anthropology and African American Studies
Director of Latin American Studies (LASP)
(Ph.D., Michigan State Univ., 2002.) Cultural anthropology, race and ethnicity, gender, identity formation, women's formations, African Diaspora; US, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Latin America.
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(Ph.D., Washington Univ.-St. Louis, 1987) Archaeology, paleoethnobotany, ethnobotany, chiefdoms; Southeastern, North America
Faculty member in the School of the Environment.
On Leave Spring 2013
(Ph.D., Univ. of Florida, 2002) Historical archaeology; African diaspora, resistance, ethnogenesis, Maroons, African-Native American interaction; Latin & North
Karl G. Heider, Emeritus