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, 
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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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Construction of gender, life cycle rites, colonial and neo-colonialism, documentary films, India, Italy, and North East Africa

Stephen Houston
Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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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 and Director of Undergraduate Research
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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, Director of Graduate Admissions
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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
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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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