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

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

Caitrin Lynch

Visiting Research Scholar
caitrin.lynch@olin.edu

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

Megan McCullough

Visiting Research Scholar
Megan.McCullough@va.gov

Medical anthropology. Clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical futures, science and technology studies, social life of medications, non-physician providers and team-based healthcare, embodiment, indigenous people and health disparities, gender, kinship and social networks, exchange, and personhood.

Donald Slater

Visiting Research Scholar
dslater@brandeis.edu

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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.