Core Faculty

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

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
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   

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
Professor of Anthropology
kinship, childhood, aging, migration, Latin America

Catherine Lutz
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology 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, Director of Graduate Studies
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 Undergraduate Studies
archaeology, biological anthropology, political practice, war and violence, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, Maya/Mesoamerica

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

Daniel Jordan Smith
Department Chair, Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies, 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


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