Research Scholars


Faculty Area of Expertise

George N. Appell

Senior Visiting Research Scholar

Social anthropology; Insular Southeast Asia, in particular Borneo ethnography; emergent nature of social systems; property relations and land tenure; social change and the processes of bio-social adaptation; indigenous oral literature; the ethics of anthropological inquiry; human rights and development; epistemological issues in social anthropological inquiry; female roles and rights. 

Mark Auslander

Visiting Research Scholar
auslanderm@cwu.edu

Sociocultural anthropology; museums and memory work, ritual and globalization, art and aesthetics; Africa and the African diaspora.

Faris Ahmed Khan

Visiting Research Scholar
khanf@brandeis.edu

Sociocultural anthropology, gender and sexuality, queer and transgender studies, identities and subject positions, activism and social movements, globalization and transnationalism, digital and biotechnologies, Islam, Pakistan, and South Asia and its diaspora.

Caitrin Lynch

Visiting Research Scholar
caitrin.lynch@olin.edu

Cultural anthropology, gender, labor, nationalism, and globalization; South Asia (specifically, postcolonial Sri Lanka) and the United States.

Megan McCullough

Visiting Research Scholar
mmccull@brandeis.edu

Medical anthropology. Cross-cultural understandings of the body, anthropological approaches to reproduction, indigenous people and health disparities, urban indigenous people, gender, kinship and social networks, exchange, and personhood.

Donald Slater

Visiting Research Scholar
dslater@brandeis.edu
Archaeology; Maya/Mesoamerican caves, cosmology, shamanism, and religion. Theory of landscape/cosmoscape, power, agency, and personhood. Material culture and museology. Expeditionary learning.

Charles Ziegler, PhD'83

Senior Visiting Research Scholar

Industrial and applied anthropology. Click to view his Curriculum Vitae.