Full-Time Faculty

Charles Golden
Charles Golden
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology
he/him/his
781-736-2217 Brown Social Science Center, 226
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm; Via Zoom Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm

Expertise: Archaeology of complex societies, modern contexts of archaeological research, Mesoamerica, the Maya

Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
781-736-3222 Brown Social Science Center, 204
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm

Expertise: Visual culture, material culture, indigeneity, capitalism, aesthetics, fashion and design studies, ethnographic documentary, Peru, Andes, Latin America

Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
Associate Professor of Anthropology
he/him/his
781-736-2221 Brown Social Science Center, 209
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday afternoons or via Zoom Wednesdays 12:00-1:00

Expertise: Urban anthropology, ethnographies of citizenship and the state, political ecology; South Asia

Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
781-736-2218 Brown Social Science Center, 220
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:30-2:00

Expertise: Economic anthropology, collections, social studies of finance, materiality and value, labor, corporations and business, anthropology of mining and minerals. Mexico, U.S., Colombia

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Charlie Goudge
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
Office Hours: Mondays, Thursdays 1:45-2:45 pm Via Zoom

Expertise: Historical Archaeology, the Caribbean and North America, industrialism and industrial societies, adaptation and resilience.

Anita Hannig
Anita Hannig
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of Graduate Studies
she/her/hers
781-736-2214 Brown Social Science Center, 209
Office Hours: Via Zoom Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm and by appointment

Expertise: Medical and cultural anthropology, anthropology of death and dying, anthropology of religion, anthropology of gender, anthropology of the body, medical aid-in-dying, end-of-life care, Ethiopia, United States

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Dorothy Hodgson
Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
781-736-3451 Irving Presidential Enclave, 101

Dorothy L. Hodgson is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. Hodgson has worked in East Africa for more than 30 years, primarily among Maasai communities in Tanzania. Her research has examined such topics as gender, ethnicity, cultural politics, colonialism, the missionary encounter, transnational organizing and the indigenous rights movement. Due to her role as Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor Hodgson does not teach courses or serve as a primary advisor.

brian horton
Brian A. Horton
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
he/him/his
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm and by appointment

Expertise: Queer anthropology; queer of color critique/queer theory; popular culture; Global South queer activism and social life; African diasporas in India; race; digital anthropology; virtual subjectivities; social media; South Asia.

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Professor of Anthropology and Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences; Undergraduate Advising Head
she/her/hers
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays 3:35-4:30 pm or Via Zoom by appointment

Expertise: Gender, aging, self and person, medical anthropology, religion, migration and transnationalism, ethnographic writing; South Asia, United States

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Professor of Anthropology
she/her/hers
781-736-2215 Brown Social Science Center, 207
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm or by appointment

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

Pascal Menoret
Pascal Menoret
Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies
781-736-5313 Lemberg Hall, 227

Expertise: Urban anthropology, infrastructure, religion, youth politics, Islamism, Arabian Peninsula Middle East

Ellen Schattschneider
Ellen Schattschneider
Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
she/her/hers
781-736-2219 Brown Social Science Center, 202
Office Hours: Via Zoom Fridays 9:00-11:00 am or by appointment

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

richard schroeder
Richard Schroeder
Professor of Anthropology
he/him/his
781-736-2234 Brown 322
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:45-3:45 pm or by appointment

Expertise: Political ecology, Africa, conservation, development, wildlife tourism and trophy hunting, forestry, mining, agriculture, gender, race, nationality

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Professor of Anthropology
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies
781-736-2223 Brown Social Science Center, 203
Office Hours: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm or by appointment

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