Research

In addition to teaching, the faculty have extensive research and service experience, representing the fields of archeology, social/cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, in diverse cultural settings including the American Southwest, Southern California, Appalachia, North Carolina, the Atlantic coastal areas, France, India, North Ossetia Russia, Barbados, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Central Europe, Indonesia, and China.

We maintain one of the highest standards of research productivity in the College. Our faculty members have been awarded 5 of the scholar of the year awards (junior and senior levels) given by the College of Arts & Sciences in the past 20 years (one-third of our current tenure-line faculty members have won the college scholar of the year award at either the junior or senior levels).

The faculty are engaged in various research activities and have been recipients of numerous fellowships and grants (i.e. American Philosophical Society, National Geographic Society, L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, National Science Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, Fulbright, American Institute of Indian Studies, American Philosophical Society, Clio Foundation, Princeton University, Program in Latin American Studies).

To learn more about the research of our faculty, please visit the Faculty Profiles.