Brinton Ahlin

(PhD, New York University, 2018; Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences) sociocultural anthropology; socialism and capitalism; Islam; materiality and semiotics; Former Soviet Union; Central Asia; Tajikistan.


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.   


Molly Cunningham

(PhD, University of Chicago 2019; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) crisis; US; cities; finance; politics; structural racism; secular authority; science and technology; emergency management; municipal bankruptcy; Detroit; activism; ethnographic method; publics; embodiment; history; narrative; revelation.


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) Kinship; Myth and Religion; Political Ritual; Psychoanalysis; Semiotics; Economic Anthropology; Social Theory; Northeast India.


Renate Lellep Fernandez

(1988 PhD Anthropology, Rutgers University; Associate (non-faculty)) Nutritional deficiency in Spain


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.


Angie Heo

(PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 2008; Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Religion in the Divinity School) Religion, media and economy; minority politics; global religious movements.


R. Sandy Hunter

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2021; Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) Political ecology; anthropology of colonialism; human/animal/plant relationships; agricultural systems; historical archaeology; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing; paleography and archival research; Andes, Spanish Colonial Empire.


Rebecca Journey

(PhD University of Chicago 2021, Teaching Fellow in Global Studies) Anthropology of design; techno- and ethnopolitics of climate change; ideologies of urbanism; semiotics of social difference; welfare statecraft.


Mennatallah Hassan Khalil

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2020; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) anthropology of military power; authority and tradition under modernity; colonial and postcolonial formation; political imagination and personhood; Middle East, Egypt.


Amy Krauss

(Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, 2016; Postdoctoral Instructor in the Pozen Center for Human Rights) Gender and sexuality; global health and forms of governance; decolonial feminisms and critical theory; politics of law; illness experience and embodiment; Mexico and the United States.


Genevieve Lakier

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2014; Professor, University of Chicago Law School) Law and society; liberalism and the ideology of freedom of speech; public and private censorship; the digital public sphere.


Patrick Lewis

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2020; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) language activism; education; publics; economic anthropology; anthropology of value; semiotic and linguistic anthropology; Turkey/Kurdistan.


K. Bryce Lowry

(PhD, University of Chicago 2020; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) anthropological archaeology; Eurasia and Mongolia; space and place; peripatetic peoples; lithic and ceramic analysis; landscape; labor; human osteology; ritual; social theory.


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.


Callie Maidhof

(PhD, UC Berkeley 2016; Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Associate Director, Global Studies Program) Sociocultural anthropology; the state; middle-class cultural politics; religion and secularism; settler colonialism; Israel and the West Bank.


Emily Lynn Osborn

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


Heangjin Park

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2021; Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) Transnational mobility; Nationalism; Globalization; Logistics; Commodity Supply Chains; Boycott; Factory Labor; Design; Photography; Food; South Korea, China.


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.


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.


Moodjalin Sudcharoen

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2020; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) migration and mobilities; state and bureaucracy; childhood and youth; language politics; education; semiotics of social differentiation; multiculturalism; Thailand; Burmese diasporic communities.


Eric Triantafillou

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2021; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) art; activism; social movement culture; material and visual culture; aesthetics and politics; creative labor and political economy; North America.