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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


Research Foci that cross-cut the traditional subfields of anthropology

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND HEALTH  D. Simmons works on issues of health and human rights, health disparities, and African vernacular medicine in Zimbabwe, the Dominican Republic, and the state of South Carolina. 

We share many projects in the department. A strong one, for example, is the historical archaeology of the African Diaspora in which archaeologists and anthropologists investigate the historical and present-day consequences of the African Diaspora since the 16th century in settings as diverse as Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States.