Areas of Specialization: Learning and Culture, Childhood, Psychological Anthropology, Museum Anthropology, Symbolism, Gender, Art and Aesthetics, Material Culture, Regional Ethnography. (on sabbatical 2012-2013)
Areas: Melanesia, Oceania, United States
Areas of Specialization: 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.
J. Hope Amason, Asst. Professor
Political economy and globalization, politics of representation, race, class, and gender, museums, memorials, and heritage sites, tourism studies; Appalachia, US South.
Areas of Specialization: Sociocultural Anthropology; Native Americans; Ecological and Natural Resource Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Political Ecology; Gender; Minority and International Health Issues; Ethnicity, Identity, and Cultural Dynamics.
Areas of Specialization: Sociocultural anthropology, museum anthropology, art and aesthetics, meaning in the material world, symbolic mediation, ritual and performance theory, historical anthropology, race and class, engaged anthropology, slavery studies, contemporary African and Diasporic art. Ethnographic areas: Sub-saharan Africa, Zambia and South Africa; African Diaspora, United States; African American communities; U.S. South
Interests and Expertise: Cultural ecology, archaeology, cultural resource management, North America, Meso-America and Caribbean cultures.
Areas of specialization: folklore, with emphasis on material culture within the African Diaspora in Latin America. See Africana and Black Studies Program.
Interests and Expertise: chimpanzee sign language studies; ape behavior, communication, & culture; chimpanzee care & enrichment; non-verbal behavior
Interests and Expertise: Genetic analysis of primate populations, forensic DNA analysis, evolution, using genetic data to trace population histories
Interests and Expertise: Archaeology, zooarchaeology, methods, cultural resource management, western North America.
Interests and Expertise: Archaeology, Evolutionary Theoretical Perspectives, Fieldwork and Laboratory Methods, Archaeometry, Lithic Analysis, Cultural Resource Management, North American Prehistory.
Interests and 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.
Interests and Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, linguistics, cognitive anthropology, cultural anthropology, Asian studies, Central Eurasia, China.
Interests and Expertise: Economic/ecological anthropology, gender studies, cultural anthropology, Caribbean/Latin America, US, Russia, Middle East, Native Americans of the Northern Rockies. (retired, 2012-2013)
Neal Endacott, PhD.
Central Washington University’s Primate Behavior and Ecology (PBE) academic programs are thrivingFire And Its Impact On The Pacific Northwest Discussed At MCE
Thunderstorms, dry summers, and Native American land management have affected the frequency of fire