Cooperating Faculty

Anthropologists, Archaeologists and Ethnomusicologists Across Brandeis

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Associate Professor of Christian Studies
781-736-2065 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 308

Expertise: Archaeology and history of ancient and late antique Christianity, material culture and religions of eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, monasticism in Eastern Mediterranean World, foodways in late antiquity

M. Cristina Espinosa
Associate Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-7660 Heller-Brown Building, 110159

Expertise: Gender, culture and sustainable development, conservation, gender and social differentiation, globalization, gender and livelihoods

Bradford Garvey
Assistant Professor of Music
Slosberg Music Center, 218

Expertise: Ethnomusicology, Middle Eastern/Arab music, music and language (linguistic anthropology), Iraqi Maqām, analysis of rhythm and timbre, economic ethnomusicology

Ricardo Godoy
Professor, Programs in Sustainable International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-2784 Heller-Brown Building, 153

Expertise: Economic anthropology, agriculture, health, Latin America

Laura Heath-Stout
Lecturer, University Writing Program
Rabb Graduate Center 218

Expertise: Equity and inclusion in archaeology, archaeological knowledge production, intersectional feminism, disability studies, historical archaeology

Emrah Karakuş
Neubauer Junior Research Fellow
Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Expertise: Emrah Karakuş holds a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Arizona. His interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of cultural anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and security studies, with a focus on the modern Middle East. His dissertation, "Queer Debt: Affective Politics of Security and Intimacy in Kurdish Turkey," analyzes the effects of emergent security regimes on the intimate lives and livelihoods of queer and transgender Kurds.

Eóin O'Donoghue
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 210
Alexandra Ratzlaff
Lecturer in Classical Studies
781-736-2665 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 210

Expertise: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology; Maritime Archaeology; Trade in Late Antiquity; Ceramic Analysis of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Periods; Digital Humanities; Archaeological Ethics and Theory; Roman Army

Toni Shapiro-Phim
Associate Professor, Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
Assistant Director, Peacebuilding and the Arts
781-736-7744 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 311

Expertise: history and cultural contexts of the arts in discrete regions of the world, particularly in relation to violence, migration, conflict transformation, and gender concerns

Natalie Susmann
Digital Literacy Instruction Librarian
781-736-4796

Expertise: Mediterranean landscape archaeology; Greek sacred space; mountain sanctuaries; ecotourism; religious tourism; memory; Digital Humanities

Leigh Swigart
Director of Programs in International Justice and Society, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, African languages and international justice, the international judiciary, African urban speech varieties, US immigration and refugee resettlement from Africa