Anthropology Faculty


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Core Faculty

Douglas V. Armstrong
Professor, Anthropology
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983
Global historical archaeology, archaeology of the African diaspora, the Atlantic world, ethnohistory, colonialism, ethnogenesis, culture contact and culture change, GIS, public policy and world heritage archaeology, collections management (Caribbean, American Northeast, California, Africa)

Mona Bhan
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies
Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University, 2006 
Border wars and counterinsurgency; militarism and humanitarianism; race, gender, and religion; environmentalism and climate change; occupation and human rights; space and place; water and infrastructure.

A.H. Peter Castro
Professor, Anthropology
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
Applied anthropology, rural development policy and planning, environmental conflict management,climate change, forestry, food security, refugees, East Africa

Christopher DeCorse
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
General anthropology, African archaeology and history, African diaspora studies, culture contact, colonialism and change, archaeology and popular culture

Azra Hromadžić
Associate Professor, Anthropology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.) 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care, and responsibility; and the Balkans.

Jok Madut Jok
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
Violence and public health, women’s reproductive health, Pastoralism, seasonal migration and cattle raiding in East Africa, medical anthropology, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda

Shannon A. Novak
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Utah, 1999
Materiality of the body, contemporary (bio)archaeology, ethnohistory, historiography, necropolitics, gender, North America

Guido Pezzarossi
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2014
Archaeology of colonialism, historical anthropology, postcolonial theory, new materialism, and archaeology of food

Lars Rodseth
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993
Political and historical anthropology, social theory, history of the human sciences, kinship, nationalism, violence, ideology, South Asia, Tibet, United States

Robert A. Rubinstein
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Professor of International Relations
Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton 1977MsPH, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983
Peace, conflict and international security, medical anthropology and public health, methods, history and theory

Theresa Singleton
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1980
Historical archaeology, African American history and culture, slavery in plantation America, Archaeology of the African Diaspora

John Marshall Townsend
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Psychological and medical anthropology, human sexuality, cross-cultural mental health, ethnic relations, symbolic interaction, United States, Germany

Research Associates

Kenneth G Kelly
Research Professor of Anthropology, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora, Slavery and Slave Trade

Felicia (Faye) McMahon
Research Associate
Ph.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1992

Visiting Professors

Heather Law Pezzarossi
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley 2014
archaeology of North America, collaborative Indigenous archaeology, critical heritage studies, historical anthropology, and photography

Anthropologists in Other Departments, Schools or Institutes

Philip Arnold
Associate Professor of Religion
Ph.D. University of Chicago Divinity School, 1992

Carol Babiracki
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1991

Tom D.  Brutsaert
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Anthropology by Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997
Human Biology, High-altitude adaptation, physical activity, growth and development

Gareth Fisher
Assistant Professor of Religion
Assistant Professor of Anthropology by Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2006
Buddhism, religion in contemporary China, religion and cultural change, globalization, post-socialism

Ann Grodzins Gold
Professor, Anthropology, Courtesy Appointment
Chair and Thomas J. Watson Professor, Religion
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago (1984)
Sustained ethnographic engagement with religion and culture in provincial North India

Tazim Kassam
Associate Professor of Religion
Ph.D. McGill University, 1993

Sandra D. Lane
Professor of Public Health
Professor of Anthropology by courtesy appointment

Ph.D., U. California - Berkeley and San Francisco, 1998

Dale Tomich
Professor of Anthropology by Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1992