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The Anthropology Program at the Graduate Center draws its faculty from across the CUNY system. There are currently over 50 active, fulltime faculty members representing 10 different CUNY campuses, supported by a rich collection of emeritus professors, many of whom continue to participate substantively in student training, and a broad set of adjunct/affiliated faculty from a variety of prestigious institutions. The fulltime doctoral faculty includes members who teach only at the Graduate Center as well as others who teach at both the Graduate Center and another CUNY campus. Additional anthropologists in the CUNY system also participate in the doctoral program in diverse ways. For a fuller profile of faculty resources in the CUNY system, see the websites of CUNY anthropology departments.

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Andrea Baden
Molecular ecology, sociobiology, primate reproductive strategies, cooperative breeding, sexual selection and conservation biology
Alexander A. Bauer
Trade & interaction, material culture, semiotics, cultural heritage, Near East, Eurasia
Kevin Birth
Cultural concepts of time, time metrology, the experience of Carnival and music, chronobiology, social rhythms, science and technology.
Yarimar Bonilla
Political and historical anthropology; race, sovereignty, coloniality, disaster; Caribbean studies, American studies, ethnic studies
Anna Lucille Boozer
Houses and households, imperialism, connectivity, rubbish, material culture, social archaeology and ancient history, Roman Empire, Meroitic Sudan, Egypt, and Nubia
Kelly Britt
Historical archeology, specializing in urban spaces of the northeast; contemporary archaeology; the intersection of activism, and material culture
Jacqueline Nassy Brown
Diaspora and transnationalism; race, place and space; Black identities: U.S. and Britain
Jillian R. Cavanaugh
Language ideology, language shift/social change, gender, materiality, Italy, Europe
Melissa Checker
Environmental racism, environmental justice activism, urban sustainability, green capitalism, environmental gentrification, participatory politics, middle class precarity, political ecology, urban U.S., U.S. South
Stephen Chester
Origins and early evolution of primates, primate supraordinal relationships, evolutionary morphology of mammals, mammalian responses to climate change
Shahrina Chowdhury
The study of biology and behavior of nonhuman primates, including social behavior, ecology, endocrinology and conservation
Leo Coleman
Political and legal anthropology; urban anthropology; science and technology Studies; colonialism and postcolonialism; constitutionalism & nationalism; India, Scotland, and the British Empire
John Collins
Nationalism, historical anthropology, semiotics, political economy, racial theory, economic anthropology; Latin America, Brazil, Andes, Cuba
Vincent Crapanzano
Symbolic, Interpretive, Psychiatric ,and Philosophical (Existential and Phenomenological) Anthropology, Pragmatics, Literary Anthropology, Narratives of the Self, Anthropology of the Law, Religion, North Africa, South Africa, France, and the U.S.
Gerald Creed
Political economy, rural identity, nationalism, community, family, ritual; Eastern Europe
Dana-Ain Davis
Poverty policy, feminist theory, public anthropology, urban political economy, US
Eric Delson
Paleoanthropology, primate paleontology, morphology, systematics and evolution; Old World
Victoria M. Dominguez
Skeletal biology, bone histology and microarchitecture, bone quality, biomechanics, and forensic anthropology
Marc Edelman
The Americas, critical agrarian studies, social movements, human rights, development and underdevelopment, political anthropology.
Omri Elisha
Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, North America, Christianity, Evangelicalism, Spirituality, Performance, Occultism, Cosmology, Secularism.
Alyshia Gálvez
Specialization in the areas of food, health, migration, trade, policy, citizenship and rights, Mexico and Mexican populations, Latin America, and Latinx communities in the United States, public health, health disparities, medical anthropology, gender, reproduction, chronic disease, religion, and performance
Ismael García-Colón
Political economy, colonialism, migration, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinxs
Christopher Gilbert
Neogene primate evolution, biochronology, and biogeography in Africa and Asia; evolutionary history and phylogenetic systematics of catarrhines; biogeography and biochronology of Plio-Pleistocene cercopithecoids and its relationship to hominin evolution; Paleocene-Eocene primate and mammalian ecomorphology, diversity, biogeography, and evolution; Character coding methodology in phylogenetic analysis, comparison of cladistic and morphometric methods in phylogenetic analysis, phylogenetic analysis
Murphy Halliburton
Medical anthropology, anthropology of science, psychiatric anthropology, ayurvedic medicine, intellectual property; South Asia
William Harcourt-Smith
Paleoanthropology, Hominin paleobiology, postcranial morphology and locomotion, functional anatomy, geometric morphometrics, 3D modelling
David Harvey
Cultural anthropology, urbanization, environment, political economy, geography and social theory; advanced capitalist countries
Louise Lennihan
Political economy of agrarian societies, development, historical anthropology; Africa
Stephanie Levy
Energetics, developmental origins of health and disease, life history theory, climate change, cardio-metabolic health, and brown adipose tissue
Mandana Limbert
Modernity, religion, gender, historical anthropology; Middle East & Indian Ocean
Christopher Loperena
Race, indigeneity, anti-Blackness, ethics, land, environment, extractivism, tourism; Central America and the Caribbean
Setha M. Low
Anthropology of Space and Place; Security and Surveillance; Private Governance; The Corporate City; Engaged Urban Anthropology of North and South America; Affective and Embodied Practices
Felicia Madimenos
Human biology, epidemiological transitions, Indigenous health, Amazonian Ecuador
Miki Makihara
Linguistic anthropology, discourse analysis, ethnography, semiotics, language and politics, multilingual practices, language contact, language revitalization, Indigenous movements, Polynesia, the Pacific, Latin America
Jeff Maskovsky
Political anthropology; race and class politics; biopolitics, health, poverty, and urban governance; security and securitization; ethics and politics of care; populism and white nationalism; social movements, protest anthropology, urban political economy; US
Patricia D. Mathews-Salazar
Indigenous and women's rights, race, ethnicity, identity; Latin America, Andean region
Thomas McGovern
Environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, island archaeology, climate change, Historical Ecology & Long- Term Human Ecodynamics, cultures of the North Atlantic and Circumpolar North. Application of archaeology to current issues of global change and long- term resilience.
Cameron L. McNeil
Maya, gender, histor ecol, archaeobotany; Mesoamerica
Sarah Muir
Linguistic anthropology; semiotic ideologies and moral economies; narratives genres and publicity; investment and finance, social inequality and economic crisis; Argentina and Latin America
William Parry
Hunters and gatherers, lithic technology; American Southwest, Mesoamerica
Ekaterina Pechenkina
Paleopathology, paleodietary reconstruction, health & demography, Andean prehistory; Northern China
Glenn Petersen
Political economy, social theory; Oceania
Thomas Plummer
Pliocene and Pleistocene hominin paleoecology and behavior, hominin paleontology, human osteology; East Africa
Timothy W. Pugh
Maya, social complexity, early urbanization, colonialism, Central America
Ryan L. Raaum
Population genetics, human molecular variation, phylogeography, primate phylogenetics, molecular systematics; Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean rim
Matthew Reilly
Intersections of race, class, slavery, freedom, colonialism, and capitalism in the Atlantic World; origins of modern racial discourse and the development of whiteness as a racial identity and ideological concept; archaeological approaches to time, materiality, memory, and praxis
Angela Reyes
Race, register, semiotics, discourse, US, Philippines
Diane Riskedahl
Language and politics, semiotic landscapes, protest rhetoric and social movements, language ideologies, interactional linguistics, narratives of migration and displacement, Lebanon, the Middle East
Chris Robinson
Hominoid mandibular variation, human evolution, geometric morphometrics, Australopithecus, paleoanthropology, European Early Pleistocene paleoecology, giraffe evolution
Donald Robotham
Postcolonialism, multiple modernities, work; the Caribbean and West Africa
Jessica Rothman
Primate ecology and behavior, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, Old World Monkeys, Apes, Primate conservation; Africa
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