1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Socio-cultural Faculty

Ira Bashkow

Goldsmith Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2018-2021: Associate Professor
Social and cultural theory, corporate organizations, financial markets, globalization, development, race studies, ethnographic research methods, history of anthropology, Oceania.

Brooks Hall, 209


434-924-3536
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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
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Gertrude Fraser

Associate Professor

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

Brooks Hall, 308


434-924-2624
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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.

Brooks Hall, 302


434-982-2166
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James Igoe

Professor

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

Brooks Hall, 300


924-7740
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George Mentore

Associate Professor

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

Brooks Hall, 205


434-924-7038
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China Scherz

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

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

Brooks Hall 207


434-982-3779
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John Shepherd

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
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Margaret Smith

Director & Curator, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Cultural anthropology, Australian Aboriginal studies, indigenous art, museums

P.O. Box 400120


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Sylvia Tidey

Assistant Professor

Corruption, bureaucracy, the state, kinship, sexuality, (trans)gender, HIV/AIDS, phenomenological anthropology, Southeast Asia (Indonesia)

Brooks Hall, 208


434-982-2997
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Kath Weston

Professor

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

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Jarrett Zigon

William & Linda Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Anthropology

Anthropology of moralities and ethics; the intertwining of humans, worlds and situations; political activity and theory; the intersection of anthropology and philosophy; critical hermeneutics; drug war; artificial intelligence and ethics; data ethics and justice.

Brooks Hall, 301

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm


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