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

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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

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

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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.