Graduate Faculty

Although the Department does not offer a graduate degree in anthropology, eight professors are members of the Graduate Faculty of the University. They serve on MA thesis committees and offer graduate courses for students.
List of Graduate Courses

Eric I. Karchmer 
Assistant Professor                                                                                                                            

349A Anne Belk
(828) 262-6398 
email                                                                                                                   

Medical anthropology, science studies, the politics of knowledge, Chinese medicine, China studies, colonial and postcolonial societies, history of medicine, ethnobotany; China

 

Susan E. Keefe 
Professor 

349F Anne Belk
(828) 262-6412 
email           

Ethnicity, modernity, culture change, social organization, medical and applied anthropology; Mexican-Americans, Appalachians, United States

 

Larry R. Kimball 
Professor

330 Anne Belk
(828) 262-4899 
email

Southern Appalachian Prehistory, Middle Palaeolithic of Caucasus Mountains (Russia), Lithic Technology and Microwear Analysis, Quantitative Methods; Russia, Appalachia

 

Susan Lappan 
Assistant Professor 

349E Anne Belk
(828) 262-8909 
email

Biological anthropology, conservation biology, reproductive strategies in Siamangs, population genetics; Indonesia

 

Diane P. Mines
Professor

344 Anne Belk
(828) 262-6382 
email

Cultural anthropology, materiality and time, narrative, phenomenology of time and place, Tamil Studies; India, South Asia

 

Dana E. Powell
Assistant Professor

349H Anne Belk
(828) 262-2268 
email

Cultural politics of energy development, social studies of science and technology, political ecology, politics of knowledge and expertise, indigeneity and Native America, feminism and gender, identity and subjectivity, social movements, ethnographic methodology and engaged scholarship; Native North America, Mexico

 

Timothy J. Smith 
Associate Professor &
Department Chair 

349J Anne Belk
(828) 262-8473 
email

Sociocultural anthropology, Latin American development, electoral politics and democracy, ethnicity and race, environmental subjectivities, indigenous languages (Kaqchikel Mayan and Napo Kichwa), immigration; Latin America (Guatemala and Ecuador) and Europe (France and Spain)

 

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Alice P. Wright 
Assistant Professor 

On Leave, Fall 2015

322 Anne Belk
(828) 262-2295 
email

 

Southeastern archaeology, pre-Columbian interaction, Hopewell, the built environment and monumentality, landscapes, GIS, archaeological geophysics, community and applied archaeology, heritage management; Southern Appalachians, Southerneastern U.S. 

 

 

Please consider donating to the Department by selecting "Other" and designating your gift for one of the following funds:

Anthropology Speaker Series
Anthropology Loucks Fund
Anthropology Weller Fund 
Anthropology Keefe Fund
Anthropology Foundation 

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Physical Location

The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.

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