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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Faculty List

Professors

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Kamran Asdar Ali

Director of the South Asia Institute; Associate Professor

asdar@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-7531  |  SAC 5.126

Education   

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Interests

  Gender, health, political economy, post-colonialism, labor history, popular culture; Middle East, South Asia

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Deborah A. Bolnick

Associate Professor

deborah.bolnick@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-7532  |  SAC 4.148

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Interests

  Genomic anthropology, ancient DNA studies, human biological variation, race, population genetics, Native American prehistory, anthropology of science

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Craig Campbell

Assistant Professor

craig.campbell@utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4342  |  SAC 4.122

Education   

Ph.D., University of Alberta

Interests

  Visual/intermedia/sensory ethnography, Soviet culture, Evenki peoples, travel and mobility, cultural history, archives, photography; Siberia

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R. Alan Covey

Associate Professor

r.alan.covey@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-2084  |  CLA 4.406

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests

  Archaeology, ethnohistory, Andes, Inca empire, early Colonial Peru, archaeological theory

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James R. Denbow

Professor

jdenbow@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8512  |  SAC 4.152

Education   

Ph.D., University of Indiana

Interests

  Archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, rock art; Later Stone Age and Iron Age studies in Southern and Central Africa

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Anthony Di Fiore

Department Chair of Anthropology and Professor

anthony.difiore@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-2318  |  SAC 5.150

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Interests

  Population genetics, comparative socioecology, mating systems, molecular ecology, phylogenetics, tropical ecology, computational modeling; South and Central American primates

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Richard R. Flores

Senior Associate Dean For Academic Affairs; Professor

flores@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-9209  |  GEB 3.210

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Folklore and expressive culture of Greater Mexico; anthropology of symbols; anthropology

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Maria Franklin

Associate Professor; Faculty Graduate Advisor

mfranklin@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8513  |  SAC 4.150

Education   

Ph.D., 1997, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley

Interests

  Historical archaeology, archaeological theory, African Diaspora studies, race and gender, feminist theory, colonialism and slavery; Colonial North America, US Eastern seaboard

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Charles R. Hale

Director of Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS); Professor

crhale@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-2409  |  SRH 1.314E and SAC 5.140

Education   

Ph.D., 1996, Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests

  Race/ethnicity, identity politics, consciousness and resistance, activist anthropology; Latin America, the Caribbean

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John Hartigan

Director of Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies; Professor; Faculty Graduate Advisor for Cultural Forms

johnhartigan@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-9201  |  SAC 4.158

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Interests

  Urban cultures; Science, Technology, and Race; Social theory; Ethnography; Ethnicity in North America.

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John W. Kappelman Jr

Professor

jkappelman@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0055  |  SAC 5.160

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests

  Hominoid paleobiology and evolution, functional morphology, stratigraphy; Africa, Asia

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Elizabeth L. Keating

Professor

elizabeth.keating@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8518  |  SAC 4.156

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Linguistic anthropology, language and status, American Sign Language, new communication technologies, computer-mediated interaction, multimodal communication, visual anthropology; Oceania, Micronesia, US

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Ward Keeler

Associate Professor

ward.keeler@gmail.com  |  (512) 471-8520  |  SAC 4.128

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Anthropology and expressive culture, including music, theatre, and literature; Buddhism and meditation; language and culture; postcoloniality; Java and Bali (Indonesia), and Burma.

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Chris Kirk

Associate Professor; Faculty Undergraduate Advisor

eckirk@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0056  |  SAC 5.154

Education   

Ph.D., Duke University

Interests

  Primate evolution, functional anatomy, and primate sensory systems

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Rebecca J. Lewis

Associate Professor

rjlewis@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-5386  |  SAC 5.152

Education   

Ph.D., University Biological Anthropology and Anatomy (2004), Duke University

Interests

  Evolution of primate social behavior, intersexual conflict, social relationships, power dynamics, socioecology, biological markets; Madagascar

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Martha Menchaca

Professor

mmen@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-7537  |  SAC 5.158

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Social anthropology, ethnicity, gender, oral history/oral traditions, legal anthropology, immigration, Chicano studies: US/Mexican culture, Latin America.

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Sofian Merabet

Assistant Professor

sofian.merabet@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0057  |  SAC 5.164

Education   

Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests

  Socio-Cultural Theory/Psychoanalysis/Urban Studies/Gender Studies/Queer Theory/Muslim World, Europe, South America

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Denné N. Reed

Associate Professor

reedd@mail.utexas.edu  |  Office (512) 471-7529, Lab (512) 232-6380  |  SAC 5.146

Education   

Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Interests

  Human evolution, micromammal paleoecology, taphonomy, GIS, remote sensing; Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco

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Enrique R. Rodriguez-Alegría

Associate Professor

chanfle@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0786  |  SAC 4.144

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  archaeology, history, ethnohistory, Mesoamerica, the Spanish empire in Latin America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, archaeometry (INAA and LA-ICP-MS), colonialism, religious conversion, food

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Arlene Rosen

Professor

amrosen@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-2081  |  CLA 4.402

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Environmental archaeology, Prehistory of the Near East and China, origins of agriculture, climate change and society, phytoliths, geoarchaeology.

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Liza J. Shapiro

Professor

liza.shapiro@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-7533  |  SAC 5.128

Education   

Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook

Interests

  Primate evolution and functional morphology, locomotion.

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Shannon Speed

Director of Native American & Indigenous Studies; Associate Professor

sspeed@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0061  |  SAC 5.120 and CLA 2.106B

Interests

  Human rights, indigenous rights, indigenous migration, immigration detention, gender, Mexico, and activist research; Latin America, Chiapas.

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Kathleen C. Stewart

Professor

kstewart@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8521  |  CLA 4.408

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests

  Affect, experimental ethnographic writing, non-representational theory, post-phenomenology, new materialisms, worldings, place; United States, New England.

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Pauline Strong

Director of the Humanities Institute; Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies

pstrong@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8524  |  SAC 4.130

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Cultural, historical, feminist anthropology. Identity and difference. Politics of representation. Public culture. Youth organizations. Museum studies. US, Indigenous North America.

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Circe Sturm

Associate Professor; Faculty Undergraduate Honors Advisor

circe@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-1561  |  SAC 5.122

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Interests

  Race, sovereignty, and citizenship; comparative colonialisms; race and indigeneity; dominance, resistance, and subjectivity; Native North America, Central America, and Europe

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Kim TallBear

Associate Professor

kim.tallbear@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-3832  |  SAC 5.138

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Interests

  Anthropology and cultural studies of science, technology, and nature; indigenous studies; race and genetics

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Fred Valdez, Jr.

Professor

fredv@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0060  |  SAC 4.162

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests

  Archaeology, ceramic technology; Texas, Mesoamerica

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Kamala Visweswaran

Associate Professor

kvis@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8516  |  SAC 5.156

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Social anthropology, feminist theory and ethnography, critical historiography; South Asia

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Mariah D. Wade

Associate Professor

m.wade@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4876  |  SAC 4.146

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Archaeology and ethnohistory of North America, colonial and post-colonial American Southwest, Iberian Bronze and Iron Ages and Roman Period; Portugal, North America

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Anthony K. Webster

Associate Professor

awebster@utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-4529  |  SAC 4.154

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Linguistic anthropology, ethnopoetics, speech play and verbal art, Navajo, Apache, Native American language and culture, language and emotion, iconicity, anthropology of sound, linguistic landscapes, anthropology of tourism and vacationing.

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Samuel M. Wilson

Professor

s.wilson@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-1176  |  CLA 4.404

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Archaeology, ethnohistory; Caribbean, US Southeast

Assistant Professors

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Christen Smith

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies

christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6332  |  SAC 5.136

Education   

Ph.D., Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests

  Performance, racial formation, the black body, violence, black women and transnational struggle, black liberation and resistance in the Americas (particularly Brazil and the United States)

Senior Lecturers

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Suzanne Seriff

Senior Lecturer

sseriff@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0816  |  SAC 4.126

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Greater Mexican folklife, immigrant arts, public culture; US, Mexico

Lecturers

Mariah E. Hopkins

Lecturer

hopkins@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-0054  |  SAC 5.148

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Spatial modeling of disease, wildlife ecology and management, conservation biology; Panama

Aimee Hosemann

Lecturer

ahosemann@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-2858  |  SAC 5.166

Affiliated Faculty

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Edmund T. Gordon

Chair and Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

etgordon@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-1784  |  GRG 340

Education   

Ph.D., 1981, Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests

   Culture and power in the African Diaspora, gender studies (particularly Black males), critical race theory, race education, and the racial economy of space and resources.

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John W. Traphagan

Professor of Religious Studies, Centennial Commission in the Liberal Arts Fellow #2

(512) 232-0874  |  BUR 520

Interests

  Astrobiology | Japanese religion & society | ritual | medical anthropology | science, technology, and culture | family & kinship

João H. Costa Vargas

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

costavargas@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6591  |  GRG 234

Education   

Ph.D., 1999, Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Interests

  Race, politics, and social inequality, cultural studies, social theory; U.S., Brazil, African diaspora.

Affiliated Scholars

Thomas Hart

Laboratory Manager, Rosen lab

tchart200@gmail.com  |  CLA 4.512

Education   

Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Jennifer Raff

Research Fellow

jenniferraff@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-5689  |  SAC 4.142

Education   

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Interests

  Anthropological genetics, Peopling of the Americas, Arctic prehistory, human evolution and variation

Professors Emeriti

Richard N. Adams

Professor Emeritus

rnadams80@yahoo.com  |  011-502-77652001

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Interests

  Latin America, especially Central America; anthropology theory, energy and evolution

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Claud A. Bramblett

Professor Emeritus

cbramblett@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., Berkeley

Interests

  Physical anthropology, primatology; East Africa

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James Brow

Professor Emeritus

jbrow@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests

  Social anthropology of South Asia, especially Sri Lanka; agrarian change, economic development, colonialism, nationalism, ethnicity, globalization.

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Darrell G. Creel

Director of Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL); Associate Professor Emeritus

dcreel@tarl.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-6007  |  PRC BLDG 5

Education   

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests

  Archeology; Texas, Plains, Southwest, Southeast U.S.

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Robert A. Fernea

Professor Emeritus

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Cultural anthropology, ethnography, gender studies, peasant societies; Arab world, Middle East

Thomas R. Hester

Professor Emeritus

secocreek@swtexas.net

Interests

  Archaeology, prehistoric technology, lithics, hunter-gatherers; North America, Mesoamerica

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James A. Neely

Professor Emeritus

neely@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests

  Archaeology of the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and the American Southwest, with a focus on prehistoric and early historic agricultural strategies, agricultural intensification, as well as water management and technology.

Henry A. Selby

Professor Emeritus

henryselby@sbcglobal.net

Interests

  Social organization, economic anthropology, development studies; Mesoamerica, Latin America, Canada

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Joel F. Sherzer

Professor Emeritus

jsherzer@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests

  Linguistic anthropology, ethnography of speaking, archival and documentary linguistics; North and South America

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