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Anthropologists in Other Departments

Jerome Handler
B.A., M.A., UCLA, Anthropology
Ph.D. Brandeis, Anthropology, 1965

Senior Scholar
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Selected Publications and CV: http://www.jeromehandler.org
e-mail: mailto:jh3v@virginia.edu

Specializations
Caribbean and West African societies and cultures; African American social and cultural history; early African Diaspora in the New World and slavery; Atlantic slave trade; peasant and plantation communities in the Caribbean; historical anthropology and the use of documentary sources; historical archaeology with particular reference to the Africa Diaspora; West Indian historical bibliography

Diane M. Hoffman
Ph.D. Stanford, Anthropology, 1986

Associate Professor
Social Foundations of Education
Leadership, Foundations and Policy Department
Curry School of Education


personal web page
dmh3a@virginia.edu

Specializations
Anthropology of education, self/identity, cultural psychology; East Asia

Peter E. Hook
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Linguistics, 1973

Professor Emeritus
Indo-Aryan Languages and Linguistics
Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences


http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pehook/
peh6n@virginia.edu

Specializations
Languages of N. India and Pakistan; linguistic typology; Asian poetry and poetics

 

Michelle Kisliuk
Ph.D. New York University, Performance Studies, 1991

Associate Professor
McIntire Department of Music


http://www.people.virginia.edu/~mk6k/seize.htm
mk6k@unix.mail.virginia.edu

Specializations
Performance, ethnographic writing, field research, Central Africa,
American folklore, ethnomusicology
 

Ekaterina V. Makarova
Ph.D. University of Manchester, Sociology, 1999

Lecturer
Department of Sociology


//www.virginia.edu/anthropology/faculty/em5d@unix.mail.virginia.edu">em5d@virginia.edu

Specializations
Sociology and anthropology of socialist societies, post-socialist transition,
Central Asia, Islam and socialism, urban anthropology/sociology

R. Lawrence Merkel
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1996
M.D. University of Virginia 1979

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatric Medicine
School of Medicine


http://www.med.virginia.edu/medicine/clinical/psychiatric/merkel.html
rlm3u@virginia.edu

Specializations
Psychiatric anthropology, medical anthropology, psychological
anthropology, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Vanessa L. Ochs
Ph.D., Drew University, Anthropology, 2000

Director of Jewish Studies
Department of Religions Studies


vanessa@virginia.edu

Specializations
Anthropology of religion, religion and material culture, ethnographies
of American Jewish life, new ritual.

Bryan Pfaffenberger
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology, 1977

Associate Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication
Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

bp@virginia.edu
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~bp

Specializations
Anthropology of technology, media studies, anthropology of computing,
science and technology studies (STS)

Margo Smith
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Anthropology, 2001

Curator, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia promotes learning about Australian Aboriginal art and culture through an integrated program of collection management, exhibition, education, research and publication. We are committed to building mutually beneficial partnerships with Aboriginal artists and communities to better represent their art and knowledge in each aspect of our program.

kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu
http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe/