Anthropology

People

The Anthropology Department community is made up of faculty, staff, graduate students, concentrators, visiting professors, and emeriti.

Core Faculty

  • Nadje Al-Ali

    Robert Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies
    Research Interests Gender studies, Feminist activism, War and conflict, Migration and diaspora, Middle East
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  • Rebecca Carter

    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies
    Research Interests Social and environmental vulnerability, Human dwelling, Placemaking, Urban social transformation
  • Paja Faudree

    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Training
    Research Interests Linguistic anthropology, Music, Political economy, Latin America, Indigeneity, Drugs and psychoactive plants, Language and medicine
  • Lina Fruzzetti

    Professor of Anthropology
    Research Interests Gender, Life Cycle Rites, Colonial and Neo-Colonialism, Documentary Films, India, Italy, North East Africa
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  • Stephen Houston

    Dupee Family Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Research Interests Maya, Kingship, Writing systems, Imagery and representation
  • Ieva Jusionyte

    Watson Family University Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology
    Research Interests Political and legal anthropology, Security, Borders, Crime, Violence, Injury and rescue, Mexico, U.S.-Mexico border
  • David Kertzer

    Dupee University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology & Italian Studies
    Research Interests Politics, Population, Italy
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  • Jessaca Leinaweaver

    Department Chair, Professor of Anthropology
    Research Interests Kinship, Childhood, Aging, Migration, Latin America
  • Myles Lennon

    Dean's Assistant Professor of Environment and Society and Anthropology
    Research Interests Anthropology of energy, Climate justice, Environmental justice, Environmental intersectionality and the co-production of race and nature, Science and technology studies, Affect theory, United States
  • Katherine Mason

    Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Director of Undergraduate Research, Director of Undergraduate Community Engagement
    Research Interests Medical anthropology, Public health, Bioethics, Reproductive health, Mental illness, Infectious disease, Population studies, Gender studies, China, U.S.
  • Robert Preucel

    Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Haffenreffer Museum
  • Patricia Rubertone

    Professor of Anthropology , Director of Graduate Admissions
    Research Interests Historical archaeology, Colonialism, Landscape and memory, Identity and representation, Urban Indigeneity, Native North America, Northeast
  • Andrew Scherer

    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
    Research Interests Archaeology, Biological anthropology, Political practice, War and violence, Mortuary archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Maya, Mesoamerica
  • Daniel Jordan Smith

    Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies
    Research Interests Medical anthropology, Anthropology & population, Gender, Development, Infrastructure, Political culture, Nigeria
  • Peter Van Dommelen

    Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Anthropology
    Research Interests Archaeology, Colonialism, Migration, Rural studies, Mediterranean
  • Parker VanValkenburgh

    Stanley Bernstein Assistant Professor of the Social Sciences and Anthropology
    Research Interests Archaeology, Colonialism, Settlement, Space and landscape, GIS and spatial analysis, Ceramics, Andes

Staff

Graduate Students and Alumni

The Anthropology doctoral program at Brown allows students to pursue a wide range of ethnographic and theoretical interests, while integrating graduate students into the dynamic intellectual life of the department, university, and discipline through a holistic approach to the study of human sociality, past and present.

Graduates of the program now hold academic and professional positions in institutions across the world.

Current Grad Students

Graduates of the Program

Visiting Instructors and Fellows

Affiliated Faculty

In Memoriam