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.

Meghanne Barker

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

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.   

Suchismita Das

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2019; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) environmental anthropology; multicultural politics and state authority in South Asia; politics of bio-cultural belonging and recognition; tourism and commodification of nature-culture; indigeneity; borders and frontiers; Himalayan biodiversity; Northeast India.

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; Semiotics; Economic Anthropology; Social Theory; Northeast India.

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.

Amy Krauss

(Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, 2016; Postdoctoral Instructor in the Pozen Center for Human Rights) Anthropology of law and medicine, gender and sexuality, and histories of embodiment; health and governance; reproductive labor and practices of care; kinship; personhood; durability and impermanence of social ties; feminist and queer theory; Mexico, Latin America and the United States

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.

Erin McFee

(PhD, The University of Chicago, 2019; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) Political and sociocultural anthropology; anthropology of the state; interdisciplinary research; war and peacebuilding; (mis)trust; state, NGO, and international organizations and interventions; reintegration and re-entry; non-state armed groups; gender and family; Colombia, Mexico, Latin America, and Germany.

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; ABF/NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Law and Inequality, 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.

Nicole Rosner

(PhD, UC Berkeley, 2019; Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation) Sociocultural anthropology; urban ethnography; the politics of public space; citizenship; Brazil, Latin America.

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.

Sayantan Saha Roy

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2019; Social Sciences Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College) Legal anthropology; Biopolitics; sovereignty; history and anthropology of concepts; postcolonialism; constitutionalism; environment; India; South Asia.

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.