Core Faculty

Sarah Besky

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Rebecca Louise Carter

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

Paja Faudree

Associate Professor in 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


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


Bhrigupati Singh 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology


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

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

Parker Van Valkenburgh            

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kay Warren                                              Charles C. Tillinghast '32 Professor in International Studies and Professor of Anthropology
Archaeological fieldwork, Chiapas, MexicoArchaeological fieldwork, Chiapas, Mexico