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Anthropology and Museum Studies


Anthropology Faculty

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J. Hope Amason, Assistant Professor
Interim Director Museum of Culture and Environment

Interests & Expertise: Political economy and globalization, politics of representation, race, class, and gender, museums, memorials, and heritage sites, tourism studies, Appalachia, US South

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Steve Hackenberger, Professor

Interests & Expertise: Cultural ecology, archaeology, cultural resource management, North America, Meso-America and Caribbean cultures

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Raymond A. Hall, Associate Professor

Interests & Expertise: Folklore with emphasis on material culture within the African Diaspora in Latin America.  See Africana and Black Studies Program.

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Nicole Jastremski, Assistant Professor
Director Forensic Certificate

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology, Forensic anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Mortuary analysis, Paleopathology, Taphonomy, Identity formation, Ecuador

Patrick M. Lubinski, Professor (on sabbatical, 2017-2018)

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, zooarchaeology, methods, cultural resource management, western North America

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Jessica A. Mayhew, Assistant Professor

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology, primate social behavior and socio-cognition, ethnoprimatology, the large-bodied apes, play behavior

Patrick T. McCutcheon, Professor
Interim Director AIS and CERM, 2017-2018

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, Evolutionary Theoretical Perspectives, Fieldwork and Laboratory Methods, Archaeometry, Lithic Analysis, Cultural Resource Management, North American Prehistory

Lene Pedersen, Professor and Chair

Interests & Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Symbolic Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Ritual, Social Organization, Post-Colonialism, Southeast Asia (Indonesia), Circumpolar North, Sub-Saharan Africa, Natural Resource Management

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Rodrigo F. Rentería-Valencia, Assistant Professor

Interests & Expertise: Environmental Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Semiotics, Visual Anthropology, Ritual and Performance Theory, Human Geography, Maritime Anthropology, Indigenous Studies. Ethnographic Specialization: the Greater Southwest (including northern Mexico)


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Lori K. Sheeran, Professor
Director Primate Behavior & Ecology Program

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology; Tibetan macaques, tourism, and aging; Gibbon behavior, ecology, and conservation; Primate conservation; Primate social behavior

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Penglin Wang, Professor

Interests & Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, linguistics, cognitive anthropology, cultural anthropology, Asian studies, Central Eurasia, China


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Sofia Blue (Bernstein), Ph.D.

Interests & Expertise: Signal systems in non-human animals, particularly vocal communication in non-human primates, bioacoustics and cognitive ethology, focus on the Macaca genus

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Ryan Clasby, Ph.D.

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, interregional interaction and exchange, origins of complex societies, human adaptation to tropical forest environments, shamanism, ritual and religion, Chavín culture, Amazonian and Andean South America, Ecuador, Peru

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Kristen Drury, M.S.

Interests & Expertise: Forensic Science, Firearm and Tool Mark Analysis, Latent Fingerprint Comparison and Analysis, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Shooting Reconstruction, Gunshot Residue Analysis, Serial Number Restoration, Microscopy, Research and Teaching

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Mary Lee Jensvold, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Interests & Expertise: chimpanzee sign language studies; ape behavior, communication, & culture; chimpanzee care & enrichment; non-verbal behavior

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Meghana Joshi, Ph.D.

Interests & Expertise: Coming soon!

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J.B. Mulcahy, M.S.

Interests & Expertise: Captive primate welfare, environmental enrichment, chimpanzee behavior (see Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest)

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Isabella Sarton Miller, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Interests & Expertise: Bio-cultural Anthropology, adaptation to extreme environments: High altitude (Altiplano of Bolivia), cold (Northern territories, Canada, Alaska), hot and humid (Saint Kitts)


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Tracy J. Andrews

Interests & Expertise: Sociocultural Anthropology, Native Americans, Ecological and Natural Resource Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Political Ecology, Gender, Minority and International Health Issues, Ethnicity, Identity, and Cultural Dynamics

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John Alsoszatai-Petheo

Interests & Expertise: Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, Paleoanthropology, Human Osteology, early lithic technology, and the initial peopling of the Americas. He has traveled widely abroad and in the United States, and has done field research in California, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Germany

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Kathleen Barlow

Interests & Expertise: Learning and Culture, Childhood, Psychological Anthropology, Museum Anthropology, Symbolism, Gender, Art and Aesthetics, Material Culture, Regional Ethnography, Melanesia, Oceania, United States

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Loran E. Cutsinger

Interests & Expertise: Economic/ecological anthropology, gender studies, cultural anthropology, Caribbean/Latin America, US, Russia, Middle East, Native Americans of the Northern Rockies

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Anne S. Denman

Interests & Expertise: Dr. Anne Denman is a cultural anthropologist with particular interest in American Culture, intercultural issues and gender roles. She has done field work in Brittany, France

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William C. Smith

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, World Prehistory, Museum Studies, Collections Management, and Computer Applications

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