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Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty
Sarah Pinto, Chair, Professor
Medical anthropology, gender, mental health, reproduction, cultures of biomedicine, kinship, global feminism, history of the body. Geographical focus on India
Amahl Bishara, Associate Professor – (On leave, Spring 2018)
Media, human rights, the state, the Middle East, journalism, democracy, the politics of place, knowledge production, expressivity
Alex Blanchette, Assistant Professor – (On leave, Spring 2018)
Ecology, labor, green capitalism; biotechnology, animals; modernity, alienation, determination; food politics; industrial agriculture, United States
Tatiana Chudakova, Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology, science and technology, environment, ethnicity and indigeneity, nationalism, post-socialism. Geographic focus: Russia; North Asia.
Lara Durgavich, Lecturer
Biological anthropology; captive apes reproductive hormones and mating behavior
Noor Johnson, Lecturer
Environmental governance and indigenous knowing in the Arctic
Zarin Machanda, Assistant Professor – (On leave, Spring 2018)
Biological anthropology, primatology, chimpanzee behavioral ecology, primate life history and development, the evolution of social relationships, the ecology of male-female relationships
Nick Seaver, Assistant Professor
Computing and algorithms; sound and music; knowledge and attention; taste and classification; media technologies; science and technology studies
Rosalind Shaw, Associate Professor – (On leave, Spring 2018)
Violence, memory, and futurity; the anthropology of post-conflict; children and youth; transitional justice; West Africa; Sierra Leone
Emilio Spadola, Visiting Associate Professor
Anthropology of North Africa and the Muslim World; Security and governmentally; Religion and modernity; Media and communication studies
Cathy Stanton, Senior Lecturer
Tourism, museums, myth and ritual, cultural performance, culture-led redevelopment, mobilities, farm history/heritage
Lauren A. Sullivan, Lecturer
Mesoamerican Archaeology; Maya Archaeology; the rise & fall of complex societies; prehistory of the American Southwest; Paleoindians of North America; human evolution; Cultural Anthropology; ceramic analysis
Thomas Abowd, *Lecturer in American Studies, Anthropology, and Arabic Studies
Colonialism and decolonization; race and racial politics; gender and sexuality; Arab and Muslim Americans; policing and urban protest

Faculty Emeritus
Stephen Bailey, Associate Professor Emeritus
Biological and nutritional anthropology; growth and body composition; methodology; Latin America, China, Southwest US
David Guss, Professor Emeritus
Urban and aesthetic anthropology; placemaking; theory; cultural performance; myth and ritual; popular culture; Latin America
Deborah Pacini Hernandez, Professor Emeritus
Comparative Latino Studies; racial and ethnic identity; popular music; globalization; transnationalism; Latino community studies

Lynn Wiles, Department Administrator
310 Eaton Hall  |  Office: 617.627.3563
Jamie Gorman, Staff Assistant
302 Eaton Hall  |  Office: 617.627.6528