Faculty

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John Carter
Dr. Jon H. Carter
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6380
346 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Columbia University 2012) Anarchist 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
(828) 262-6385
326 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
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
Professor
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
Kissel
Dr. Marc Kissel
Lecturer
(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
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-8909
349E Anne Belk Hall
(PhD New York University 2005) Biological anthropology, conservation biology, reproductive strategies in Siamangs, population genetics; Indonesia ON LEAVE, 2017-2018
Diane Mines
Dr. Diane P. Mines
Professor
(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
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-2268
349H Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011) Cultural politics of energy development; political ecology; critical Native/Indigenous studies; infrastructure; science and technology studies; social movements; ethnography; and engaged scholarship; Native North America.
Gypsy Price
Dr. Gypsy C. Price
Visiting Assistant Professor
(828) 262-6381
349E 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
Professor
(828) 262-6383
349G Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Catholic University of America 1972) Ethnological theory, social change, magic and religion, narrative ethnography, global processes at the local level, identity construction; Mexico, India, Appalachia
Chris Santiago
Dr. Christopher J. Santiago
Adjunct Lecturer
(828) 262-6381
349F Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Columbia University 2017) Peasant resistance movements, Andean messianism, shamanism, animism, histories of magic and the imagination, hysteria, intimacy/obscenity, sacred sociology, avant-garde art and ethnographic film; Peru, Latin America
Gwen Robbins Schug
Dr. Gwen M. Robbins Schug
Professor
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 ON LEAVE, FALL 2017
Timothy J. Smith
Dr. Timothy J. Smith
Department Chair
Associate Professor
(828) 262-8473
342 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University at Albany, SUNY 2004) Sociocultural anthropology, ethnicity and development, electoral politics and democracy, languages (Kaqchikel Mayan and Kichwa); Latin America (Guatemala and Ecuador) and Europe (France and Spain)
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
thomas whyte
Dr. Thomas R. Whyte
Professor
(828) 262-2283
328 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Tennessee at Knoxville 1988) Archaeology, zooarchaeology, experimental archaeology, island and coastal adaptations, zoogeography; 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.