Core Faculty

Nadje Al-Ali
Robert Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies
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gender studies, feminist activism, war and conflict, migration and diaspora, Middle East

Rebecca Louise Carter
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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social and environmental vulnerability, human dwelling, placemaking, urban social transformation

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

Lina Fruzzetti
Professor of Anthropology
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gender, ritual, India

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

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

Ieva Jusionyte
Watson Family University Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology
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Political and legal anthropology; security; borders; crime; violence; injury and rescue; Mexico, U.S.-Mexico border.

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

Jessaca Leinaweaver
Department Chair, Professor of Anthropology 
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kinship, childhood, aging, migration, Latin America



Myles Lennon
Dean's Assistant Professor of Environment and Society and Anthropology
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Anthropology of energy, climate justice/ environmental justice, environmental intersectionality and the co-production of race and nature, science and technology studies, affect theory, U.S.

Katherine A. Mason
Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Director of Undergraduate Community Engagement 
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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
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Patricia E. Rubertone
Professor of Anthropology 
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historical archaeology, colonialism, landscape and memory, identity and representation, urban indigeneity, Native North America, Northeast 

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

Daniel Jordan Smith
Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies 
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medical anthropology, anthropology & population, development, political culture, Nigeria 

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

Parker VanValkenburgh 
Stanley Bernstein Assistant Professor of the Social Science and Anthropology
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Space and landscape, political subjectivity, colonialism, GIS and Spatial Analysis, ceramics, Andes


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