Photo Faculty Member Research Interests
Dr. Jon H. Carter
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6380
346 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Columbia University 2012) Political anthropology, anthropology of violence, borders and immigration, incarceration and surveillance, media theory, fictocriticism and ethnographic writing; Honduras, Latin America
Dr. Claassen
Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen
Research Professor/Professor Emerita of Anthropology
(828) 262-2295
348 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Harvard University 1982) Archaeology, shell, sociology of archaeology, gender, Archaic, symbolism, caves; Eastern United States, Mexico
Cameron Gokee
Dr. Cameron Gokee
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6752
324 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Michigan 2012) Village communities, historical landscapes, material culture and technology, archaeology of the contemporary; West Africa, Southwestern United States. ON LEAVE, FALL 2019.
Dr. Rachel A. Horowitz
Visiting Assistant Professor
(828) 262-7784
349F Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Tulane University 2017) Lithic technology, organizational approaches to technology, Maya archaeology, economic organization; Mesoamerica
Eric Karchmer
Dr. Eric I. Karchmer
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6398
349A Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2005) Medical anthropology, science studies, the politics of knowledge, Chinese medicine, China studies, colonial and postcolonial societies, history of medicine, ethnobotany; China
Dr. Kimball
Dr. Larry R. Kimball
Director of the ASU Laboratories of Archaeological Science
(828) 262-4899
330 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Northwestern University 1989) Southern Appalachian Prehistory, Middle Palaeolithic of Caucasus Mountains (Russia), lithic technology and microwear analysis, quantitative methods; Russia, Appalachia
Dr. Marc Kissel
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6713
349C Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison) The evolution of modern humans and the processes by which hominins became human; the evolutionary arc of human warfare, Neandertal behavior; quantitative genetics; computer modeling; semiotics; paleoanthropological theory
Susan Lappan
Dr. Susan Lappan
Associate Professor
(828) 262-8909
349E Anne Belk Hall
(PhD New York University 2005) Biological anthropology, primate behavior, ecology, conservation biology, small apes; Indonesia, Malaysia.
Dr. Diane P. Mines
(828) 262-6382
349J Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Chicago 1995) Cultural anthropology, materiality and time, narrative, phenomenology of time and place, Tamil Studies; India, South Asia
Dana Powell
Dr. Dana E. Powell
Associate Professor
(828) 262-2268
349H Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011) Environmental anthropology, political ecology, critical development studies, energy, social movements, infrastructure, new materialism, and climate change; Navajo/Diné Nation, Native America ON LEAVE, 2019-2020
Gypsy Price
Dr. Gypsy C. Price
Adjunct Lecturer
(828) 262-6381
349F Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Florida 2015) Isotopic analyses and diet and mobility studies; the intersection of exchange spheres and object biographies; mortuary identity, connection to place, and socio-political relations; subsistence and faunal political economies; social complexity and emerging complex societies; Late Bronze Age Greece and the Mycenaean Culture; the archaeology of Late Woodland North Carolina.
Dr. Gregory G. Reck
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
(828) 262-6383
349G Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Catholic University of America 1972) History of Anthropology, magic and religion, narrative ethnography, neoliberalism and the global economy; Mexico, Appalachia, India, Nepal
Gwen Robbins Schug
Dr. Gwen M. Robbins Schug
320A Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Oregon 2007) Bioarchaeology, human growth and development, bone biology, histology, human-environment interactions, paleodemography, South Asian Prehistory; India
Dr. Timothy J. Smith
Professor and Chair
(828) 262-8473
344 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University at Albany, SUNY 2004) Sociocultural anthropology, Latin American development and ethnicity, electoral politics and democracy, historical ethnography, environmental subjectivities, indigenous languages and pedagogy (Kaqchikel Mayan and Napo Kichwa), immigration; Guatemala, Ecuador, Spain, France
Christina Verano Sornito
Dr. Christina Verano Sornito
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6429
349D Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Columbia University 2015) Visual anthropology, ethnographic film, video/audio documentary, voice theory and anthropology of sound, healing and sorcery, magic and religion, anthropology of nature and the Anthropocene, indigenous studies, nationalism, transnational labor, psychoanalysis, Central European avant-gardes; The Philippines, Southeast Asia
Dr. Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson
Visiting Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6383
349G Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Arizona 2019) Linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, globalization, language ideology, language in the mass media and popular culture, discourse analysis, digital ethnography, computer mediated communication, pragmatics, lexical semantics; Argentina, Latin America
thomas whyte
Dr. Thomas R. Whyte
(828) 262-2283
328 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Tennessee at Knoxville 1988) Archaeology, zooarchaeology, experimental archaeology, Appalachian Summit archaeology; Eastern United States, Southern Appalachia.
Alice Wright
Dr. Alice P. Wright
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6384
322 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Michigan 2014) Southeastern archaeology, pre-Columbian interaction, Hopewell, the built environment and monumentality, landscapes, GIS, archaeological geophysics, community and applied archaeology, heritage management; Southern Appalachians, Southeastern U.S.