Anthropology Department Faculty

Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

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

Robert Foster

Foster, Robert J.

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


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

Thomas Gibson

Gibson, Thomas P.

  • Professor of Anthropology


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

Headshot of Fethi Keles.

Keles, Fethi

  • Instructor of Anthropology

Interests: Refugee resettlement; Forced migration and displacement; Citizenship; Peace and conflict; Bosnians; United States

Kathryn Mariner

Mariner, Kathryn

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

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
  • Chair of Anthropology

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

Daniel Reichman

Reichman, Daniel

  • Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Interests: Globalization and trade; Migration and transnationalism; Food, development, and environment; Coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil

Llerena Searle

Searle, Llerena G.

  • Associate Professor

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