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Faculty

Ira Bashkow

Associate Professor
Globalization and development; corporate culture and finance; whiteness and race studies; Melanesian ethnography; social and cultural theory; the history of anthropology.

Brooks Hall, 209


434-924-3536

Ellen Contini-Morava

Professor

Meanings and discourse functions of grammatical forms; pragmatics; linguistic theory and method; African linguistics (especially Bantu); noun classification.

Brooks Hall, 204


434-924-6825

Frederick H. Damon

Professor

Structuralism, Marxism, world system theory, chaos theory; ethnobotony, historical ecology, ethnoastronomy; social structure, kinship, exchange and hierarchy; Melanesia, East and South Asia, US culture in the contemporary world system.

Brooks Hall, 206


434-924-6826

Eve Danziger

Professor and Chair; Affiliated Faculty: Linguistics Program; Cognitive Science Program

Linguistic relativity; spatial language and spatial cognition, cross-cultural philosophies of mind, conversational gesture.  Mayan linguistics; morpho-syntactic expression of verb argument structure, linguistic prehistory; social organization and social identity.  

Brooks Hall, 200


434-924-3002

Lise Dobrin

Associate Professor & Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics

Structural linguistics, Melanesian language and culture, history of anthropology, language shift, language documentation and description.

Brooks Hall, 202


434-924-7048

Carrie Douglass

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Cultural anthropology; symbolic anthropology; Spain; the Mediterranean; European anthropology; ritual cycles; demography; reproduction; gender; marriage and the family; medical anthropology; transnational kinship; nationalism and ethnicity; art in small-scale cultures; animals (Good to Think).

Brooks Hall, B003


434-924-7044

Gertrude Fraser

Associate Professor

Medical anthropology; reproduction, the body and sexuality; race, gender and science; African American ethnography; applied methodology, historical anthropology.

Brooks Hall, 310A 


434-924-2624

Richard Handler

Professor & Director of Global Development Studies Program

Sociocultural anthropology; nationalism, ethnicity and multi-culturalism; museum studies; cultural criticism; symbolic anthropology; history of anthropology; anthropology and literature; culture theory; modern societies; contemporary North America.

Nau Hall, 197


434-982-2166

Jeffrey L. Hantman

Professor

Eastern Woodland and Southwestern archaeology; ethnohistory; colonialism; regional systems; archaeological method and theory; indigenous archaeology; archaeology and communities.

Brooks Hall, 205


434-924-3953

James Igoe

Associate Professor

Globalization; biodiversity conservation; development; nature; value(s); spectacle; social movements; East Africa; North America.

Brooks Hall, 300


924-7740

Ravindra Khare

Professor & Director of the Center on Critical Human Survival Issues

Post-War theories in socicultural anthropology; social inequalities and globalization; rationality, morality and anthropological relativism; colonial and postcolonial ethnographies: changing methods, contexts and writings; anthropological studies and anthropologists on (and in) India; contemporary India: caste, religion and cultural politics; Studying Hinduism: Old and New; India Dalits' ethnopoetics of protest and subaltern power; modernization and Islam; social inequalities in India and America; the post-War Indian Diaspora in America; the food ways and dietary cultures in India and America; and medico-legal issues surrounding modern birth and death technologies.

Brooks Hall, 305


434-924-3644

Adria LaViolette

Associate Professor

Archaeology of Africa; African Iron Age; Swahili archaeology and history; urbanism and inequality; colonialism; household archaeology; political economy; specialization.

Brooks Hall, B010


434-982-2631

Daniel Lefkowitz

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Language and culture; language and identity; language and emotion; sociolinguistics; lntonation, prosody, and voice quality; discourse analysis; language and media; film studies; semiotics; semitic languages (Hebrew); peoples and cultures of the Middle East; Israel.

Brooks Hall, 203


434-982-3093

Susan McKinnon

Professor

Cultural anthropology; gender, kinship; hierarchy, exchange; science studies; Indonesia, the United States.

Brooks Hall, 309


434-924-6822

George Mentore

Associate Professor

Amerindian and Caribbean studies; the anthropology of knowledge, the anthropology of power, and the anthropology of emotion.

Brooks Hall, 307


434-924-7038

Rachel Most

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs & Professor

Lithic analysis; quantitative methods; Southwestern archaeology; North American archaeology; prehistoric economic systems; foraging societies.

Monroe Hall, 266


434-924-8873

Fraser D. Neiman

Lecturer

Colonial North America and the Caribbean, vernacular architecture, archaeological theory, quantitative techniques, GIS, digital research archives.

Archaeology Lab, Monticello


434-984 9812

Stephen Plog

David A. Harrison Professor of Archaeology

Social and ritual change, digital research archives, ceramic and stylistic analysis, demography, exchange.

Brooks Hall, 308


434-924-3535

China Scherz

Assistant Professor

Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, alcohol, addiction, development, bureaucracy, accountability, Christianity, ethics, Uganda, Africa, Ireland, United States

Brooks Hall 207


434-982-3779

John Shepherd

Associate Professor

Historical anthropology, political economy, social organization, marriage and domestic groups, demographic anthropology, Chinese culture and society, Taiwanese aboriginal culture and society.

Brooks Hall, 303


434-924-6940

Mark Sicoli

Assistant Professor

Embodied Interaction, Ethnography, Video Analysis, Semiotics, Language in Human Evolution and Prehistory, Language Contact, Documentary Linguistics, Indigenous languages of the Americas: Zapotec, Chatino, Chinantec (Mexico), Na-Dene (U.S.A and Canada)

Brooks Hall, 310B 


434-924-6821

Margaret Smith

Director & Curator, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Cultural anthropology, Australian Aboriginal studies, indigenous art, museums

P.O. Box 400120


Roy Wagner

Professor

Indigenous conceptual systems, especially involving kin relations; ritual, myth and worldview in Melanesia, Australia, and North America; pragmatics of cultural representation (imagery, writing, and speech) as a basis for symbolism; shamanism and curing techniques exclusive of psychological, political, or "ethnic" perspectives; studies involving the human element in technology and power concepts.

Brooks Hall, 302


434-924-6827

Patricia Wattenmaker

Associate Professor

Southwest Asia, complex societies, political economy, regional analysis, zooarchaeology.

Brooks Hall, 304


434-924-7037

Kath Weston

Professor

Political economy; political ecology and environmental issues; historical anthropology; science studies; kinship, gender, and sexuality.

Brooks Hall, 306


434-924-6820