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Faculty

NameContactTitle
Myrdene Anderson myanders@purdue.edu
STON 356
(765) 494-4687
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics

Ethnological theory, linguistics, semiotics, cognitive science, ecological anthropology, ethnobiology, systems theory, critical theory, nonequilibrium dynamics, and philosophy of science.  Lapland, Fennoscandia, circumpolar cultures, regions of pastoralism and nomadism, areas of high latitudes and high altitudes, including Mongolia.

Sherylyn Briller sbriller@purdue.edu
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 mbuzon@purdue.edu
STON 314
(765) 494-4680
Professor of Anthropology

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

H. Kory Cooper hkcooper@purdue.edu
STON 322A
(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 aflachs@purdue.edu
STON 219C
765-494-2774
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 gruenbaum@purdue.edu
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 jlj@purdue.edu
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 ilindsay@purdue.edu
STON 313
(765)-496-7254
Associate Professor of Anthropology

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

Stacy M. Lindshield slindshi@purdue.edu
STON 219E
(765) 494-5008
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Riall Nolan rwnolan@purdue.edu
STON 219
(765) 496-2014
Professor of Anthropology

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

Zoe Nyssa znyssa@purdue.edu
STON 219D
765-494-8322
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 eoc@purdue.edu
STON 312
765-494-2443
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 fpalmer@purdue.edu
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 remism@purdue.edu
STON 315/BRNG 1290P
(765)494-3665
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 aveile@purdue.edu
STONE 311 (Lab: Stone 153)
(765) 494-2376
Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology
Laura Zanotti lzanotti@purdue.edu
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

NameContactTitle
Elizabeth Briody elizabeth.briody@gmail.com.

Adjunct Professor
Bryce A. Carlson bryce@purdue.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Kevin Vaughn kjvaughn@purdue.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Sharon Williams srw@purdue.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Human Biology; Reproductive Ecology; Adaptation, Aging and Health; Biomedical Anthropology; Psychosocial Stress and Health; Indigenous populations of N.E. India; Field Methods in Human Biology Research; Laboratory Analysis of Biological Samples.


Courtesy Faculty

NameContactTitle
Elizabeth Brite brittee@purdue.edu

Assistant Professor
Kimberly Marion Suiseeya kimberly.suiseeya@northwestern.edu

Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

Environmental Policy

Kendall Roark roark6@purdue.edu

Courtesy Faculty, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Emeriti Faculty

NameContactTitle
Evelyn Blackwood blackwood@purdue.edu

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 blantonr@purdue.edu

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology; Courtesy Faculty of Political Science

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


Limited Term Lecturers

NameContactTitle
Kalliopi Christodoulaki cchristodoulakis@aol.com
STON B10
Limited Term Lecturer
Ryan Plis rcplis@purdue.edu
STON 219B
Limited Term Lecturer

Gender, psychological anthropology, pop culture, media, sexuality, and identity.

Brandi Wren bwren@purdue.edu

Research Affiliate

Visiting Scholars

NameContactTitle
Lane Fargher lfargher@purdue.edu

Research Affiliate
El Hassan Ahmed Mohammed emohamme@purdue.edu

Research Affiliate
Karen Lorena Romero Leal kromerol@purdue.edu

Visiting Undergraduate Research Student

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

Katherine B. Smith smith710@purdue.edu

Research Affiliate

Staff

NameContactTitle
Lupita Acosta-Roberts acostang@purdue.edu
BRNG 1114
(765) 494-3670
Anthropology Academic Advisor
Jill M. Aldridge jaldridg@purdue.edu
STON 219
(765) 496-7400
Secretary
Brenda Gunion gunion@purdue.edu
STON 219A
(765) 494-4672
Assistant to the Head\Schedule Deputy
Talin Lindsay tlindsay@purdue.edu
STON 310
(765) 496-7428
Graduate Secretary
Nina Wilson nroark@purdue.edu
STON 333A
(765)-494-4671
Business Office

Teaching Assistants

NameContactTitle
Sarah Caldwell caldwe13@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Bioarchaeology

Kira Collins colli273@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Humera Dinar hdinar@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Matthew Fuka mfuka@purdue.edu
STON 218
Graduate Student

Bioarchaeology, Gender Archaeology, Gender and Identity

Alison Kirkham akirkha@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Perceptions of Edible Insects 

Valerie Miller mill2206@purdue.edu
STON B-1
Graduate Student
Lauren Murfree lmurfree@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Reproductive Health and Religion, Healthcare Inequalities, Social Movements and Ethnomedicines. 

Matthew Pike pike3@purdue.edu
STON B-9
Graduate Student
Marcela Poirier mpoirier@purdue.edu
STON 218
Graduate Student
Ingrid Ramon Parra iramonpa@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Kaitlyn Sanders Sande142@purdue.edu

Graduate Student

Graduate Students

NameContactTitle
Jeremy Beach beachj@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Sarah Caldwell caldwe13@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Bioarchaeology

Erika Carrillo carrile@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Kira Collins colli273@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Humera Dinar hdinar@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Matthew Fuka mfuka@purdue.edu
STON 218
Graduate Student

Bioarchaeology, Gender Archaeology, Gender and Identity

Elizabeth Hall hall232@purdue.edu

Graduate Student

Gorilla conservation and human health in West and Central Africa focusing on the interaction between wildlife and humans in the region

Sarah Huang huang727@purdue.edu

Graduate Student

Climate Change, Food Security, Farmer Livelihoods, Global Environmental Governance, Political Ecology

Benjamin Jackson jacks326@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Alison Kirkham akirkha@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Perceptions of Edible Insects 

Michelle Miller mill1543@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Valerie Miller mill2206@purdue.edu
STON B-1
Graduate Student
Lauren Murfree lmurfree@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Reproductive Health and Religion, Healthcare Inequalities, Social Movements and Ethnomedicines. 

Matthew Pike pike3@purdue.edu
STON B-9
Graduate Student
Marcela Poirier mpoirier@purdue.edu
STON 218
Graduate Student
Kristen Quade kquade@purdue.edu

Graduate Student

Environmental conservation, and especially the effectiveness of education programs being used by government organizations

Ingrid Ramon Parra iramonpa@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Dustin Roggenburg droggenb@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student
Kaitlyn Sanders Sande142@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Savannah Schulze sschulze@purdue.edu
STON B1
Ph.D. Candidate

Mountain gorilla conservation, displacement for conservation, communities and conservation, global enivronmental governance, political ecology, and collaborative methodologies. 

Claire Sigworth csigwort@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Gideon Singer gsinger@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Electronic waste in the United States and Australia

Melissa Torquato mtorquat@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Sydney Tuller tuller@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Madisson Whitman mwhitma@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Madi is a cultural anthropologist who is researching human experiences of big data. 

Katie Whitmore kwhitmo@purdue.edu

Graduate Student

Bioarchaeology 

Maria Wundram Pimentel mwundram@purdue.edu
STON B1
Graduate Student

Gender and sexuality, identity, sex work, gender-based violence, health in vulnerable populations, theatre as methodology.


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