Faculty and Staff

Regular Faculty

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Maurizio Albahari

Assistant Professor

PhD University of California at Irvine

Research Interests: Public citizenship, cities, aesthetics, migration, and transnationalism; identity, pluralism, democracy, and interreligious dialogue; epistemology; Italy; the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Contact: (574) 631-7759  malbahar@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 2:00pm-4:00pm in 620 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Christopher Ball

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Chicago

Research Interests: Language, semiotics of culture, politics of communication, ritual, discourse and interaction, grammatical categories and thought, indigeneity, Amazonia, Japan.

Contact: (574) 631-6993  Christopher.G.Ball.44@nd.edu
Office hours: Thur 1:00pm-3:00pm in 616 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Jada BennTorres

Assistant Professor

PhD University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Biological anthropology; transatlantic slave trade; genetic adaptations to environment, culture and disease; genetics and health disparity; African Diaspora.

Contact: (574) 631-3763  jbenntor@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 10:00am-1:00pm in 619 Flanner Hall


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Susan D. Blum

Professor

PhD University of Michigan

Research Interests: Cultural, linguistic , & psychological anth; language & self; truth, lying & deception; language ideology; naming practices; multilingualism; pragmatics; nationalism & ethnicity; plagiarism; applied ethics; food & culture; childhood & adolescence; education & schooling; theory; China, Asia, United States.

Contact: (574) 631-3762  blum.24@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 3:00pm-4:30pm in 614 Flanner, and by appointment


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Catherine Bolten

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Michigan

Research Interests: Conflict and peace, education, politics, structural violence and inequalities, poverty, morality and ethics, youth, development, ethnoprimatology, Africa.

Contact: (574) 631-5099  bolten.2@nd.edu
Office hours:  Mon 10:00am-11:30am and Tue 12:30pm-2:00pm in 641 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Alex E. Chávez

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: U.S.–Mexico borderlands, ethnography, expressive culture, transnationalism, Latina/o and Latin American music, poetics, migrant cultural production, embodied aesthetics, cultural geography.

Contact: (574) 631-1361  achavez3@nd.edu
Office hours:  Tue 10:00am-12:00pm in 640 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Meredith S. Chesson

Associate Professor

PhD Harvard University

Research Interests: Archaeology, early urbanization, anth of gender, mortuary practices; Italy, Ancient Near East.

Contact: (574) 631-3775  chesson.3@nd.edu
Office hours:  On academic leave fall 2015.


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Agustín Fuentes

Professor
Chair of Anthropology

PhD University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Biological anth, primatology, evolution of social organization, primate ecology & conservation, human-nonhuman primate interactions; SE Asia, Gibraltar.

Contact: (574) 631-5547  afuentes@nd.edu
Office hours: Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm, Fri 9:00am-10:00am in 613 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Patrick Gaffney, C.S.C

Associate Professor

PhD University of Chicago

Research Interests: Religious leadership & politics, symbolic systems, humanitarian crises, language & culture, social structure & conflict; Russia, Central Africa, Egypt & the Middle East.

Contact: (574) 631-4113  gaffney.1@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thur 3:00-4:00pm, Fri 10:00am-11:00am in 644 Flanner Hall, and by appointment.


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Lee T. Gettler

Assistant Professor

PhD Northwestern University

Research Interests: Biological anthropology, life history theory, behavioral endocrinology, reproductive physiology, reproductive ecology, neurobiological correlates of partnering, allocaregiving, & fathering, cooperative breeding, allostasis, developmental plasticity & the developmental origins of health and disease (DoHAD).

Contact: (574) 631-4479  lgettler@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm in 636 Flanner Hall, Fri 10:00am-11:00am in 103 Reyniers, and by appointment


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Donna M. Glowacki

Associate Professor

PhD Arizona State University, Tempe

Research Interests: Archaeology, depopulation & migration, social & religious change, intraregional exchange, ceramic & compositional analysis; Southwest & Eastern N. America.

Contact: (574) 631-7619  glowacki.3@nd.edu
Office hours: On academic leave 2015-2016.


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Ian Kuijt

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

PhD Harvard University

Research Interests: Archaeology, Irish historical archaeology, social inequality and food production in the Near Eastern Neolithic, mortuary analysis, and lithic technology; Ancient Near East, Western N. America, Ireland.

Contact: (574) 631-3263  kuijt.1@nd.edu
Office hours: TBA 617 Flanner Hall


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James McKenna

The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology

PhD University of Oregon

Research Interests: Primate social behavior, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, human ethology, infancy, evolutionary medicine, sleep, medical anth.

Contact: (574) 631-3816  mckenna.25@nd.edu
Office hours: Wed 3:00pm-4:15pm and Fri 11:00am-12:00pm  in 624 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Carolyn R. Nordstrom

Professor

PhD University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Political/economic anthropology, digital culture/cyber war & crime, war & peace, global extralegal, gender, culture theory, globalization.

Contact: (574) 631-5072  nordstrom.1@nd.edu
Office hours: On academic leave 2014-2015


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Rahul Oka

Ford Family Assistant Professor

PhD University of Illinois Chicago and Field Museum

Research Interests: Economic anthropology/archaeology, conflict, trade, and exchange, network analysis, complex systems, collapse, anthropology of urbanism, development, relief, refugee studies, poverty issues; East Africa and South Asia.

Contact: (574) 631-1372  oka.1@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue and Thur 11:00am-12:00pm in 645 Flanner Hall


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Natalie Porter

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; science and technology studies; multispecies ethnograpphy; biopolitics; property; Southeast Asia; Vietnam.

Contact: (574) 631-8518  Natalie.Porter.55@nd.edu
Office hours: On academic leave fall 2015.


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Mark R. Schurr

Professor

PhD Indiana University

Research Interests: Archaeology, quantitative methods, archaeological chemistry, mortuary analysis, social complexity in Middle Woodland & Middle Mississippian periods, Native American historical archaeology; Eastern N. America.

Contact: (574) 631-7638  schurr.1@nd.edu
Office hours: By appointment in 100 O'Shaughnessy or 647 Flanner. Email mschurr@nd.edu or ddickson@nd.edu.


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Susan G. Sheridan

Associate Professor

PhD University of Colorado

Research Interests: Biological anth, paleosteology, trace element analysis, forensic anth, chemistry; Israel, Sudan, Southwest US.

Contact: (574) 631-7670  sheridan.5@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm in 637 Flanner and Wed 3:30pm-5:00pm in 105 Reyneirs


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Vania Smith-Oka

Associate Professor

PhD University of Illinois-Chicago

Research Interests: Medical anth, globalization & health, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, anth of reproduction; Mexico.

Contact: (574) 631-7269  vsmithok@nd.edu
Office hours: Fri 9:30am-11:30am 649 in Flanner Hall, and by appointment


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Gabriel A. Torres

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Political anthropology, race/racism, sports, aesthetics, history of anthropology, anthropological theory; Spain, Caribbean, United States.

Contact: (574) 631-2308  gtorres2@nd.edu
Office hours: Mon and Thur 9:00am-11:00am in 622 Flanner Hall, and by appointment


Adjuncts,Visitors and Postdoctoral Fellows


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Mark Golitko

Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: , Archaeology, prehistoric conflict, social networks, human-environment systems, archaeometry, social network analysis; Europe, Southwestern Pacific.

Contact: Mark.L.Golitko.1@nd.edu
Office hours: Mon and Wed 9:30-11:00am in 621 Flanner Hall


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Eric Haanstad

Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Police, state security, symbolic anthropology. temporality, violence, theatre, performative ethnography; Native America, Thailand, Cambodia, Southeast Asia.

Contact: EJHaanstad@nd.edu
Office hours: Tue and Thur 4:00pm-5:00pm  in 621 Flanner Hall


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Marc Kissel

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, Neandertals and modern human origins, population genetics, demography, computer modeling; France, Spain & Germany.

Contact: mkessel@nd.edu
Office hours: By appointment in 648 Flanner Hall


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Devi Snively

Adjunct Faculty

MFA Academy of Art, San Francisco

Research Interests: Film writing and production, horror film

Contact: (574) 329-5827 deviantpix@hotmail.com
Office hours: Tues and Thur 2:00pm-3:00pm and by appointment in 613 Flanner Hall


Staff
 

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Michelle Thornton, Senior Administrative Assistant

Office:  612 Flanner Hall
Contact: (574) 631-6433  mthornt2@nd.edu

 

 

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Eileen Barany, Administrative Assistant

Office:  611 Flanner Hall
Contact: (574) 631-0299  ebarany@nd.edu