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Brown Social Sciences CenterThe Department of Anthropology is located in the Brown Social Science Center (Room 228). Get directions to our offices and the Brandeis campus.

Department of Anthropology
MS 006
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Phone: 781-736-2210
Fax: 781-736-2232

Staff

Laura Woolf
Laura Woolf
Academic Administrator
she/her/hers
781-736-2210 Brown 228
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon (in-person)
Laurel Carpenter
Laurel Carpenter
Senior Department Coordinator
781-736-2216 Brown Social Science Center, 229

Faculty

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Department Chair; Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
781-736-2215 Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, language ideology, psychological anthropology, personhood, essentialism, colonialism and postcoloniality, identity, whiteness studies, military studies, nationalism; East Africa and United States

Ellen Schattschneider
Ellen Schattschneider
Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Undergraduate Advising Head
she/her/hers
781-736-2219 Brown Social Science Center, 202

Expertise: Anthropology of religion, psychoanalytic theory, anthropology of the body, East Asia, Japan

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Studies
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies
781-736-2223 Brown Social Science Center, 203

Expertise: Archaeology, complex societies, writing systems, materiality, bioarchaeology, Mesoamerica