Faculty

Hussein Ali Agrama

(PhD Johns Hopkins 2005; Associate Professor; associated faculty in the Divinity School) Anthropology of religion, Islam, law, colonial power; Middle East, Egypt.

P. Sean Brotherton

(PhD McGill University 2004; Associate Professor) Anthropology of medicine, science, technology, and the body; social theory; subjectivity and health; humanitarianism; postcoloniality; governmentality; statecraft; theories of post-/socialism; psychoanalysis/psychological anthropology; Latin America and the Caribbean.

Julie Y. Chu

(PhD, NYU, 2004; Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies) Sociocultural anthropology; globalization and transnational processes, mobility and migration, economy and value, ritual life, material culture, media and technology, state regulatory regimes; China.

Shannon Lee Dawdy

(PhD U Michigan 2003; Associate Professor) Transdisciplinary anthropology, archaeology of the contemporary, crime and informal economies, gender/sexuality, cities, thing theory, colonialism and capitalism, death, disaster, temporality, documentary film. North America, Mexico, circum-Caribbean: 18th c.-present.

Michael Dietler

(PhD UC Berkeley 1990; Professor; associated faculty in Classics; member, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World) Archaeology and ethnoarchaeology, colonialism and postcoloniality, material culture theory, consumption, food and alcohol, architecture and urban landscapes, economic anthropology, migration and diaspora, memory, identity politics, Celticism, science studies, ethnomusicology; Europe, Africa.

Michael Fisch

(PhD Columbia U 2008; Assistant Professor) Technology/Nature/Culture, Cybernetic Ontologies, Infrastructure and Design, Japan Anthropology, Biomimicry, Experimental Ecologies, Urban theory. (On leave 2016-17 academic year).

Susan Gal

PhD UC Berkeley 1976; Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Center for Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CEERES); (joint appointment with Linguistics); Linguistic anthropology, politics of communication, sociolinguistics, social theory, gender, ethnicity; European studies, postsocialism.

John D. Kelly

(PhD U Chicago 1988; Professor) Social theory, capitalism, nation and decolonization, anthropology of knowledge, semiotic technologies; Fiji, India. (On leave autumn 2016).

Karin D. Knorr Cetina

(PhD U Vienna 1971; Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor; Chair of the Department of Sociology; joint appt with Sociology) Globalization, cultural studies, economic sociology and anthropology, knowledge, science and information; Europe.

Alan L. Kolata

(PhD Harvard 1978; Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor) Archaeology and ethnohistory, preindustrial urbanism, development of agricultural systems, human environment interactions, anthropology of development; Andes, Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia.

Darryl Li

(PhD Harvard 2012; JD Yale 2009; Assistant Professor of Anthropology) Law, war, empire and colonialism, race, mobility, migration, carcerality; universalism, region-formation, sovereignty, violence, security, humanitarianism, human rights; Middle East, South Asia, Balkans. (On leave autumn 2016).

Joseph P. Masco

(PhD UC San Diego 1999;  Professor; Member, Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science) Science and technology studies, anthropology of security, critical theory, mass media, political ecology; US, North America.

          

William T.S. Mazzarella

(PhD UC Berkeley 2000; Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology) Cultural politics of globalization, mass media, public culture and publicity, critical theory, affect and aesthetics, post-coloniality; South Asia.

Constantine V. Nakassis

(PhD University of Pennsylvania, 2010; Assistant Professor) linguistic and cultural anthropology; semiotics; mass media and film theory; trademark law, brands, and counterfeiting; youth culture; India. 

Stephan Palmié

(D.Phil U Munich 1989, Habilitation U Munich 1999; Professor) Sociocultural anthropology, Cuba, Afro-Caribbean religions, forms of historical consciousness, constructions of race and ethnicity, embodiment and personhood, food and cuisine, science and rationality. (On leave 2016-17 academic year).

François G. Richard

(PhD, Syracuse University, 2007) Associate Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College, specializes in the study of Historical anthropology/archaeology of West Africa and Atlantic World; Political landscapes; Political economy; Materiality; Temporality; Rural communities; Colonialism and postcoloniality; Material culture analysis; Survey methodology; Politics of archaeology.

Justin B. Richland

(PhD UCLA 2004, JD UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law 1996; Associate Professor) Sociocultural/Linguistic anthropology, legal discourse analysis and semiotics, anthropology of law, contemporary Native American law and politics; Hopi. 

Michael Silverstein

(PhD Harvard 1972; Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor; joint appointment with Linguistics, Psychology & Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities) Language, semiotics of communication, culture and cognition; North America, Australia. (On leave winter and spring quarters 2017).

Kaushik Sunder Rajan

(PhD MIT 2002; Associate Professor) Biotechnology, capitalism, comparative ethnography, genomics, globalization, nation-state, political economy, post-colonialism, science and technology studies, subjectivity; India.

Russell H. Tuttle

(PhD UC Berkeley 1965; Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies) Physical anthropology; primatology, hominoid evolution, human anatomy, paleoanthropology, history of physical anthropology; Africa.

Mareike Winchell

(PhD UC Berkeley 2015; Assistant Professor) Sociocultural anthropology; indigeneity; governance; servitude and citizenship; the ethics of exchange; historical consciousness; embodiment; political subjectivity, bureaucracy and its mediatory technologies; environmental reform; materiality and place; critical theory; Latin America.

Alice Yao

(PhD U Michigan 2008; Associate Professor) Archaeology, complex societies, imperialism, cross cultural interactions; China, mainland Southeast Asia.