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Anthropology Department Faculty

Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Interests: political and legal anthropology; politics of reconciliation; transitional justice; violence and conflict; memory; politics of energy; Africa; Rwanda

Robert Foster

Foster, Robert J.

  • Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities


Interests: Political economy; Material culture; Globalization ; Corporations ; Commercial media ; Mobile phones; Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

Thomas Gibson

Gibson, Thomas P.

  • Professor


Interests: Indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia; The anthropology of war and peace; Cosmology and state formation; Islamic states; Religious nationalism in the Indian Ocean; Colonialism and bureaucracy

Kathryn Mariner

Mariner, Kathryn

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • On Leave (AY 2019-2020)

Interests: intimacy and social inequality; politics of race, class and gender; temporality; kinship and adoption; care; social work; space and place; visual anthropology; United States

John Osburg

Osburg, John

  • Associate Professor

Interests: China; Capitalism; Postsocialism; Gender; Political corruption and organized crime; Buddhist revival in China

Daniel Reichman

Reichman, Daniel

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair of Anthropology

Interests: Globalization and trade; migration and transnationalism; food, development, and environment; coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil

Llerena Searle

Searle, Llerena G.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Interests: Urbanization; infrastructure; capitalism and global finance; value; speculation; material culture; media and consumer cultures; South Asia

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Sum, Chun-Yi

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Interests: Morality and Identity; Youth and Education; Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Citizenship; Governance; Civil Society; Psychological Anthropology; China; Mosuo (Na)