Faculty by Research Clusters

Business Anthropology

Focuses on the study of corporations, development, business media, global economics, transnational exchange, and trade networks and the cultural dimensions of consumption.

  • Maurizio Albahari immigration, regional migration and transregional economies
  • Christopher Ball political economy of language, possession and exchange, Amazonian development
  • Susan Blum education and economics, food production and consumption
  • Alex Chavez Latino expressive culture, music consumption, reception, and uptake
  • Meredith Chesson urban development and socioeconomic inequality, mortuary econ. & trade
  • Donna Glowacki archaeology of development, sustainability, and exchange
  • Eric Haanstad global media, transnational security organizations, organizational culture
  • Ian Kuijt social inequality, historical and archaeological trade networks, visual production
  • Rahul Oka development, economics, trade and exchange, network analysis, poverty

Health and Culture

Focuses on the study of medical anthropology, biological anthropology, multispecies ethnography, health and culture, and science and technology studies.

  • Susan Blum sustainability and food, childhood and education, global justice
  • Catherine Bolten human-animal entanglements, global health, food and ecological security
  • Agustin Fuentes biological anthropology, evolution and health, multispecies anthropology
  • Lee Getler biological anthropology, neurobiology, behavioral endocrinology, reproductive physiology
  • James McKenna medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, SIDS, sleep, and infancy
  • Natalie Porter medical anthropology, science & technology studies; multispecies ethnography; biopolitics
  • Mark Schurr stable isotope analysis, archaeological chemistry, human adaptation
  • Susan Sheridan biological anthropology, diet and disease, health and adaptation
  • Vania Smith-Oka medical anthropology, globalization & health, ethnomedicine, anthropology of reproduction

Anthropological Sciences

Childhood, Families, and Learning

Development, Violence, and Peace

Evolutionary Anthropology and Health

Social Complexity, Identity, and Power

Ritual, Belief, Practice, and Meaning