Karin Ahlberg

(PhD, SOAS, University of London, 2017; Postdoctoral Fellow) Entanglements between tourism, statecraft, national image curation, and politics of information; aftermath; crisis; nation branding; PR and infrastructures of image making; contemporary Egypt.

Chloe Ahmann

(PhD, George Washington University, 2018; Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences) Sociocultural anthropology; urban history, politics, governance, and environmental futures, particularly in post-industrial United States.

Christopher Ball

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2007; Visiting Assistant Professor) linguistic anthropology; visual anthropology; semiotics of culture; politics of communication; pragmatics; realism; ritual; alterity; discourse and interaction; possession and exchange; grammatical categories and thought; photography; primitivism; indigeneity; Amazonia.

Meghanne Barker

(PhD, University of Michigan, 2017; Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences) Intersections of play, performance, materiality, and childhood in post-Soviet Kazakhstan.

E. Summerson Carr

(PhD, University of Michigan, 2004; Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration) Linguistic and sociocultural anthropology; anthropology of social work and social welfare; charisma; complex institutions; drugs; knowledge, epistemology, and expertise; personhood; psychotherapies; United States.

Jennifer Cole

(PhD, UC Berkeley, 1996; Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, Chair, Committee on African Studies) Socio-cultural anthropology; anthropology of youth and generational change; memory and forgetting; historical anthropology; Christianity; migration, gender and sexuality; Madagascar, Africa, and France.   

Alireza Doostdar

(PhD, Harvard, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, 2012; Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology of Religion in the Divinity School) Anthropology of religion; Islam; modernity and the supernatural in Iran; Islamic spiritual cinema; modernist universalist religious movements; state entanglements with sorcery; the decades-old project of Islamizing the sciences in Iran.

Sean Dowdy

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2017; Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences) Intersections of kinship, myth, political ritual, and the semiotics of "the tribe" in rural Assam (Northeast India).

Damien Droney

(PhD, Stanford University, 2016; Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge) Politics of science, technology, and medicine in postcolonial Africa.

Andrea Ford

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2017; Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences) Reproduction, the body, gender; utopia/dystopia embodied ecologies; political economy; nature/culture; the social imagination; California.

Michele Friedner

(PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 2011; Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development) Category and experience of deafness and disability, particularly in urban India.

Stefanie Graeter

(PhD, University of California-Davis, 2015; Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies) Environmental and medical anthropology; race, inequality, political ecology, and social movements; Latin America.

Genevieve Lakier

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2014; Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Law School) Law and society; legal anthropology; liberalism and the ideology of freedom of speech; legal regulation of sexuality; criminal law and the juridical conception of fault.

María Cecilia (Nené) Lozada

(PhD, University of Chicago, 1998; Senior Lecturer in RLL and Research Associate in Anthropology) Mortuary archaeology; bioarchaeology; human osteology; paleopathology; human body.

John Lucy

(PhD, University of Chicago, 1987; William Benton Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development) Linguistic anthropology; psychological anthropology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; social theory; Mayan language and culture.

Elham Mireshghi

(PhD, UC Irvine, 2016; Lecturer, Social Sciences Division and the Divinity School) anthropology of public policy; medical anthropology; economic anthropology and the anthropology of morality; bioethics and Islamic law; Iran and the Middle East.

Meghan L. Morris

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2018; Postdoctoral Fellow, American Bar Foundation) Property; ecology; war and peacemaking; legal and environmental anthropology; Colombia, Latin America.

Kathleen D. Morrison

(PhD, UC Berkeley, 1992; Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair, University of Pennsylvania) Archaeology and historical anthropology of South Asia with a focus on precolonial and early colonial South India; state formation and power relations; agricultural organization and change; colonialism and imperialism; landscape history; anthropology of food and stable isotope analysis; urban-rural relations; botanical analysis; Holocene hunting and gathering; integration of archaeological, historical, and ecological analysis.

Emily Lynn Osborn

(PhD, Stanford, 2000; Associate Professor, History) African history; Francophone Africa; gender in Africa; colonialism; technology transfer and diffusion.

Eugene Raikhel

(PhD, Princeton, 2006; Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development) Cultural and medical anthropology, with interests encompassing the anthropology of science, biomedicine and psychiatry; addiction and its treatment; suggestion and healing; and post-socialist transformations in Eurasia.

Justin B. Richland

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

Michael Rossi

(PhD MIT, History and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Society, 2011; Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine, Department of History) History of medicine and science in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present; historical and cultural metaphysics of the body: how different people at different times understood questions of beauty, truth, falsehood, pain, pleasure, goodness, and reality vis-à-vis their corporeal selves and those of others.

Richard Shweder

(PhD, Harvard, 1972; Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development) Cultural psychology; comparative ethics; culture theory; pluralism; cultural collisions; immigration; social cognition; comparative health and human development; India.