Core Faculty

Sarah Besky
Charles Evans Hughes 1881 Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International and Public Affairs
political economy, labor, environment, justice, South Asia, Himalayas 

Rebecca Louise Carter
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies
social and environmental vulnerability, human dwelling, placemaking, urban social transformation

Paja Faudree
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interim Director of Graduate Studies
linguistic anthropology, music, political economy, Latin America, indigeneity, drugs and psychoactive plants, language and medicine

Lina Fruzzetti
Professor of Anthropology
gender, ritual, India

Matthew Gutmann
Professor of Anthropology; Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies
gender, politics, health, Latin America, China 

Sherine Hamdy
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Kutayba Alghanim Professor of Social Science, Undergraduate Advisor
medical anthropology, bioethics, gender, Islam, Middle East  

Stephen Houston
Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
Maya, kingship, writing systems, imagery and representation  

David Kertzer
Dupee University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology & Italian Studies
politics, population, Italy 

Jessaca Leinaweaver
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interim Chair
kinship, childhood, aging, migration, Latin America

Catherine Lutz
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropolopgy and International Studies
war and social life, inequality, automobility, subjectivity, visual anthropology, U.S. twentieth century history and ethnography, Asia-Pacific 

Katherine A. Mason
Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
medical anthropology, public health, bioethics, reproductive health, mental illness, infectious disease, population studies, gender studies, China, U.S.

Robert Preucel
Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Haffenreffer Museum

Patricia E. Rubertone
Professor of Anthropology

Andrew Scherer
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
archaeology, biological anthropology, political practice, war and violence, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, Maya/Mesoamerica

William Simmons
Professor of Anthropology
Myth, Ritual, Folklore, Higher Education, North America

Bhrigupati Singh 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Vitality and Wellbeing, Aspiration, Ethics, Religion/Secularism, Media, Anthropology and Philosophy, South Asia 

Daniel Jordan Smith
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, Professor of Anthropology
medical anthropology, anthropology & population, development, political culture, Nigeria 

Peter Van Dommelen
Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology
archaeology, colonialism, migration, rural studies, Mediterranean

Parker VanValkenburgh 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Space and landscape, political subjectivity, colonialism, GIS and Spatial Analysis, ceramics, Andes

Kay Warren
Charles C. Tillinghast '32 Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology
political anthropology, human trafficking, transnational migration, counterinsurgency war and peace, indigenous activists, gender and sexuality, violence and the media, Latin America


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