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.


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; Psychoanalysis; 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.


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; 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.


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.


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.


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.