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Myrdene Anderson
STON 356
(765) 494-4687
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics

Ethnological Theory, Linguistics, Semiotics, Cognitive Science, Ecology, Systems Theory, Nonequilibrium Dynamics, and Philosophy of Science.  Lapland, Fennoscandia, Circumpolar Cultures, Regions of Pastoralism and Nomadism, Areas of High Latitudes and High Altitudes.

Sherylyn Briller
STON 317
(765) 494-4683
Graduate Director, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Sherylyn Briller is an applied cultural/medical anthropologist specializing in aging, life course, disability, end-of-life issues and global health. 

Michele Buzon
STON 314
(765) 494-4680
Professor of Anthropology

bioarchaeology, paleopathology, culture contact, biological and ethnic identity, environmental stress, Nile Valley

H. Kory Cooper
(765) 496-7430
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Materials Engineering

Technology and Innovation, Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Northwest North America, Hunter-Gatherers, Social Complexity, Archaeometallurgy, E-Waste

Andrew Flachs
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology, Political Ecology, Agriculture, Qualitative Methods, Food Studies, Ethnobiology, Alternative Agriculture including Genetically Modified Organisms and Organic agriculture, South Asia, North America, Eastern Europe


Ellen Gruenbaum
STON 219
(765) 496-7422
Department Head - Professor of Anthropology

Women’s health issues, human rights, gender, religious practices, and development in Africa and the Middle East.

Jennifer Lee Johnson
STON 316
(765) 496-7244
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

multispecies ethnography | anthrohistory | science and technology studies | feminist political ecology | African studies | environmental justice | marine and freshwater fisheries | eastern Africa | U.S. Great Lakes

Ian Lindsay
STON 313
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Origins of political complexity; ceramic analysis; landscapes as media for political authority; household archaeology; political economy; Caucasus

Stacy M. Lindshield
(765) 494-5008
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

primate behavior, ecology, nutrition, conservation, hunting, food sharing, tool use, biological corridors, ethnoprimatology, predation, competition, Senegal, Costa Rica

Riall Nolan
STON 219
(765) 496-2014
Professor of Anthropology

International development, cross-cultural adaptation, and applied anthropology.

Zoe Nyssa
Assistant Professor

 Expert and technical cultures, environmental/climate policy and practice, anthropology of science and technology, applied anthropology, organizational strategy, future making, global challenges, computational and mixed methods, epistemology and ethics, risk.

Erik Otárola-Castillo
STON 312
Assistant Professor

Evolution, ecology and diversity of behavior in prehistoric and modern populations of hunter-gatherers; effects that climatic change, variation of food-availability and-distribution had on the diet of some of the first North American native populations.

Fileve Palmer
STON 320
Visiting Assistant Professor

Racial identity and community relations, identity formation, indigenous rights, sovereignty, the history of European colonization and creolization, decolonizing yoga, spiritual philosophy, representation, photography, and comparative international education regional focus South Africa, the United States, and Indian Country.  

Melissa Remis
STON 315/BRNG 1290P
Professor of Anthropology

Africa; Central African Republic; Biological Anthropology: Primate Ecology and Behavior; Human Ecology; Nutrition; Conservation Biology; Hunter-gatherers; Environment; Sustainable Development; Ecology; Wildlife; Gender.  

Amanda Veile
STONE 311 (Lab: Stone 153)
(765) 494-2376
Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology
  • Evolution of Human Life Course
  • Human Reproductive and Behavioral Biology
  • Immuno-Nutritional Development of Infants and Children
  • Lactation and Evolutionary Obstetrics
  • Latin American Indigenous Health
Laura Zanotti
STON 323
(765) 496-7226
Associate Professor of Anthropology

feminist political ecology, space and place, decolonizing and collaborative methodologies, digital anthropology, communities and conservation

Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Briody

Adjunct Professor

Courtesy Faculty

Elizabeth Brite

Assistant Professor
Kimberly Marion Suiseeya

Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

Environmental Policy

Kendall Roark
STEW 174a
Assistant Professor of Library Science and Courtesy Faculty, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Emeriti Faculty

Evelyn Blackwood

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Gender and sexuality, kinship, self and identity, lesbian identity, transgender studies, women’s same-sex relations, globalization and sexuality, transnational feminisms, feminist theory, social movements, Island Southeast Asia, U.S. LGBT history

Richard Blanton

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology; Courtesy Faculty of Political Science

Archaeology, economic anthropology, regional analysis, political anthropology, cross-cultural analysis, theory.

Limited Term Lecturers

Kalliopi Christodoulaki
Limited Term Lecturer
Brandi Wren

Research Affiliate

Visiting Scholars

Lane Fargher

Research Affiliate
El Hassan Ahmed Mohammed

Research Affiliate
Karen Lorena Romero Leal

Visiting Undergraduate Research Student

Social representations about Amazon region, cultural consumption, intercultural practices, social and political participation.

B. Katherine Smith

Research Affiliate

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