Anthropology Faculty


crawford   Michael H. Crawford
Professor
Biological Anthropology

Ph.D., Washington University 1967
Research Areas: Biological anthropology, anthropological genetics, demography, molecular genetics, primate genetics, and genetics of twins; Arctic, North and Central America, Caribbean, Europe

crawford@ku.edu | Lippincott Hall, #5 | (785) 864-4170

Dean   Bartholomew C. Dean
Associate Professor
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Harvard University 1995
Research Areas: Dean, Bartholomew C. (Ph.D. Harvard University 1995; Associate Professor) Social anthropology, critical theory, kinship, politics, symbolic forms, material culture, health and human rights; Amazonia,  Latin America

bdean@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #618 | (785) 864-2648

dwyer   Arienne M. Dwyer
Professor,  Linguistic Anthropology
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Named
2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Ph.D., University of Washington 1996
Research Areas: Linguistic anthropology, typology, in situ research methods, media archives, language documentation, digital humanities; China, Inner Asia, Central Asia

anthlinguistku.edu | Fraser Hall, #638 | (785) 864-2649

  Jane W. Gibson
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Florida 1992
Research Areas: Environmental and economic anthropology, agriculture, natural resource management, tourism and development; US, Central America

jwgc@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #631 | (785) 864-2635

  Sandra J. Gray
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

Ph.D., SUNY University-Binghamton 1992
Research Areas: Biological anthropology, human population biology, human growth and development, maternal and child health and nutrition, metabolic adaptation, pastoralists; East Africa

sjgray@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #617 | (785) 864-2646

majid   Majid Hannoum
Associate Professor
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Princeton University 1996
Ph.D., Sorbonne University 1991
Research Areas: Anthropology and history, social theory, cultural      identity, political modernity, historiography and memory, religion and politics, violence and the state, immigration and globalization. Middle East, North Africa, France

ahannoum@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #607 | (785) 864-2650

  F. Allan Hanson
Professor
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D.,University of Chicago 1966

Research Areas: Social anthropology, semiotics, social impact of technology, social theory; Polynesia, contemporary US

hanson@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #639 | (785) 864-2636


hofman   Jack L. Hofman
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Archaeology

Ph.D., University of Tennessee 1986

Research Areas: Archaeology, hunters and gatherers, evolutionary ecology, lithics; Plains, Eastern North America

hofman@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #619 | (785) 864-2634


hoopes   John W. Hoopes
Professor
Archaeology

Ph.D., Harvard University 1987

Research Areas: Archaeology, human ecology, ceramic analysis, digital and Internet applications; Southern Central America, Mesoamerica, South America

hoopes@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #629 | (785) 864-2638 | Personal Web Site


Janzen   John M. Janzen
Professor
Will become Professor Emeritus end of May 2014.
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago 1967

Research Areas: Social anthropology, medical anthropology, semiotics, violence, trauma and healing; Central Africa, Euro-American Mennonites

jjanzen@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #635 | (785) 864-2642


mandel   Rolfe D. Mandel
KU Distinguished Professor, Archaeology
Director ODYSSEY Geoarchaeological Program
Senior Scientist, Geoarcheaology/Quaternary Geology, Kansas Geological Survey

Ph.D., University of Kansas 1991
Research Areas: Geoarchaeology, Quaternary soils and geology, landscape evolution; Great Plains, Eastern Mediterranean Kansas Geological Survey.

mandel@kgs.ku.edu | Parker Hall, #101 (West campus) | (785) 864-2171

  Brent E. Metz
Associate Professor; Undergraduate Coordinator
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., SUNY University-Albany 1995
Research Areas: Indigeneity, indigenous reformulation, culture and power, collective memory, ethnographic representation, masculinity; Ch’orti’ Maya, Mesoamerica, Latin America

bmetz@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #609 | (785) 864-2631

mielke_2011   James H. Mielke
Professor; Associate Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences in CLAS
Biological Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1974

Research Areas: Biological anthropology, population structure, historical demography and historical epidemiology; Finland

mielke@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #606a; Strong Hall, #200 | (785) 864-3661


Carlos M Nash   Carlos M Nash
Assistant Professor
Linguistic Anthropology and Language Technology

Ph.D., University of UC Santa Barbara 2011

Research Areas: Linguistic anthropology, language and culture, language and identity, language and the Internet, discourse analysis, Bantu, phonetics and phonology; contemporary US, Kenya

cmnash@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #614 | (785) 864-6357


 

Ivana Radovanovic
Associate Professor
Archaeology

Ph.D., Belgrade University 1993

Research Areas: Archaeology, prehistoric hunter-gatherers and early food producers, lithics, material culture and belief systems; Southeastern Europe, the Mediterranean

ivana@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #616 | (785) 864-2677

  Alan Redd
Assistant Professor
Biological Anthropology

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 1998

Research Areas: Biological anthropology, human evolutionary genetics, population genetics, forensic genetics; Pacific Islands, Indian subcontinent

aredd@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #615 | (785) 864-1854


Kathryn A. Rhine   Kathryn A. Rhine
Assistant Professor
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Brown University 2010

Research Areas: Medical Anthropology; Anthropological Demography; Global Health Politics; HIV/AIDS; Motor Vehicle Collisions; Gender, Sexuality, & Kinship; Mobility; Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnologies; Nigeria; Ghana; Sub-Saharan Africa

krhine@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #631 | (785) 864-3102


sellet   Frederic Sellet
Assistant Professor
Archaeology

Ph.D., Southern Methodist University 1999

Research Areas: Lithic studies, hunters and gatherers, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Western Europe

fsellet@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #657 | (785) 864-1042


Stull   Donald D. Stull
Professor
Graduate Coordinator - Graduate Programs
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Colorado 1973; M.P.H. University of California Berkley, 1975
Research Areas: Applied anthropology, rapid-growth communities, meat and poultry industry, industrial agriculture, ethnic relations, anthroplogy of food; Upper South, Anglo Americans, contemporary North American Indians

stull@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #607 | (785) 864-2641

takeyama   Akiko Takeyama
Assistant Professor, Women's Studies
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2008

Research Areas: Cultural anthropology, gender, sexuality and class,   subjectivity and  the body, neoliberal globalization; Japan, East Asia  

takeyama@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #614 | (785) 864-2645


Courtesy & Adjunct Faculty


 

Mary Adair
Curator
Archaeological Research Center
University of Kansas

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Kansas (1984)

Research Areas: Paleobotany, origins of agriculture, culture change; North America, Central Plains.

madair@ku.edu

    Christine Makosky Daley
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Research Areas: Native North America, the intersection of culture adn biology as it relates to health disparities and disease in human evolution, cancer explanatory models and prevention, health literacy and corss-cultural communication.

cdaley@kumc.edu

   

Sean M. Daley
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Family Medicine, Kansas Medical Center


Ph.D., University of Connecticut 2005

Research Areas: American ranch and farm life, rural health disparities, cowboy cultures of the American West, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, southern Utah "Downwinders," American Indian religions and world views, American Indian federal laws and policies, contemporary American Indian reservation life: United States

sdaley1@ku.edu

    Eric J. Devor
Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics, Integrated DNA Technologies, Caralville, Iowa

Ph.D., University of New Mexico 1979
Research Areas: Anthropological Genetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Evolution, microRNAs: Central Asia

rdevor@idtdna.com

   

David W. Frayer

frayer

  Professor Emeritus
Biological Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Michigan 1976

Research Areas: Biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, human osteology; Old World Prehistory

frayer@ku.edu


 

 

 

Kim S. Kimminau
Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Vice President for Research and Analysis, KS Health Institute, Topeka, KS

Ph.D., Ohio State University 1984
Research Areas: Applied medical anthropology, dental anthropology, health services and health policy research, minority health disparities, oral health, program evaluation: American minority populations

kkimminau@khi.org

  M. J. Mosher, RN, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Anthropology, Western Washington University

Ph.D., University of Kansas 2002
Research Areas: Biological anthropology, nutrigenetics, and genetic epidemiology.    Research;  Nutrition, lipids,  immune system, and the effects of gene-by-environmental interaction on risk factors and disease susceptibility; Circumpolar populations (Siberia), Central Kansas Mennonites.

mjmosher@aol.com 

    Mark L. Raab
Adjunct Professor
Professor, Department of Anthropology & Director, Northridge Center for Public Archaeology, California State University, Northridge

Ph.D., Arizona State University 1976

  Jerry A. Schultz
Courtesy Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the Work Group for Community Health and Associate Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Community Health and Development at KU

Ph.D., University of Kansas 1992

Research Areas: Community capacity bulding, community evaluation, community health and development, contemporary Native American issues, medical anthropology, community development : Native North America, US

jschultz@ku.edu | Dole Center, Room 4082 | (785) 864-0533


   

Sarah Williams-Blangero
Adjunct Professor
Scientist and Chair, Dept. of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 1987

Research Areas: Genetic epidemiology, infectious disease genetics, genetic management of nonhuman primates: Nepal, Tibet, Brazil

sarah@darwin.sfbr.org


  William Woods
Professor
Department of Geography

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1986
Research Areas: Abandoned Settlements, Anthropogenic Environmental Change, Cultural Landscapes, Soils and Sediments, Traditional Settlement-Subsistence Systems.

wwoods@ku.edu | Lindley Hall 217-A | (785) 864-8992

Emeritus Professors


  Alfred Johnson
Professor Emeritus
Archaeology

Ph.D., University of Arizona 1965

Research Areas: Archaeology, paleoecology, systematics; North American Plains, Southwest

ajohnson@ku.edu


  Anta Montet-White
Professor Emerita
Archaeology

Doct. es Lettres, Bordeaux 1965

Research Areas: Paleolithic archaeology, lithic technology, Pleistocene environment; Europe

amontet@ku.edu


  Robert J. Smith
Professor Emeritus
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Indiana University 1968

Research Areas: Folklore theory, festivals, material culture, foraging societies; Spain, Latin America

rjsmith@ku.edu


  Akira Y. Yamamoto
Professor Emeritus
Linguistic Anthropology

Ph.D., Indiana University 1974
Research Areas: Linguistic anthropology, linguistics and education, language endangerment and maintenance, culture theory and culture change; US Southwest, Southeast, East Asia

akira@ku.edu

  Felix Moos
Professor Emeritus
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Washington University 1963
Research Areas: Applied anthropology and ethnology, culture change and development, comparative value systems, ethnic conflict; East and Southeast Asia, Pacific

felix@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #636 | (785) 864-2643

Associates in Other Departments, Schools, or Institutes


  Ann Kuckelman Cobb Ph.D.
Professor, KU Medical Center School of Nursing

Research Areas: Medical anthropology, anthropology in nursing, qualitative research methods.


  Myra J Giesen Ph.D.
University of Newcastle
myra.giesen@ncl.ac.uk

Research Areas: International repatriation, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act implementation, museum collection management and curation, cultural resource management, human osteology; Great Plains.


  Robert J. Hoard Ph.D.
Kansas State University Archaeologist, Kansas State Historical Society
rhoard@kshs.org

Research Areas:Early agricultural populations, ceramic technology, archeometry, NAGPRA compliance, public archeology; Great Plains.


  Jill Kleinberg Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Kansas
118 F Summerfield
jkleinberg@ku.edu

Research Areas: Cultural anthropology, comparative study of organizational behavior, multicultural work settings, organizational culture; Japan, U.S.


  John Mitchell Ph.D.
Department of Genetics and Human Variation, LaTrobe University, Bundoora
john.mitchell@latrobe.edu.au

Research Areas: Use of molecular genetic markers to understand the origins and affinities of human populations, especially those of Oceania, South Asia, Native Americans, and Siberian aboriginal groups, molecular variation on the Y-chromosome (male specific) and human evolution.


 

Linda Redford Ph.D.
Director Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
Assoc. Director Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center
Director National Resource Center on Rural Long-Term Care
lredford@kumc.edu

Research Areas: Aging, social and caregiver support systems, long-term care systems, rural; U.S.


  Moses Schanfield Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, George Washington University
mschanfi@gwu.edu

Research Areas: Genetic markers in human populations, serum protein, red cell enzymes and DNA polymorphisms, forensic applications of genetic markers, evolution of genetic systems.


 

Jerry A. Schultz Ph.D.
Scientist, Dept. of Life Span Studies
Work Group on Health Promotion & Community Development, a WHO Collaborating Center
4082 Dole
jschultz@ku.edu

Research Areas: Community capacity building, community evaluation, community health and development, contemporary Native American issues, medical anthropology, community development; Native North America, US.


  Sarah Williams-Blangero Ph.D.
Scientist and Chair, Dept of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
sarah@darwin.sfbr.org

Research Areas: Genetic epidemiology, infectious disease genetics, genetic management of nonhuman primates;Nepal, Tibet, Brazil.


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