Department of Anthropology

Core Faculty

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Department Chair; Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2215 Brown 207
Academia Website
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Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, language ideology, psychological anthropology, personhood, essentialism, colonialism and postcoloniality, identity, whiteness studies, military studies, nationalism; East Africa and United States

Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
781-736-3222 Brown 204
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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; Director of Graduate Studies
781-736-2221 Brown 209
Jonathan's Website
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Expertise: Urban anthropology, mobility, sustainable transportation, applied anthropology, South Asia

Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2218 Brown 220
Office Hours: on leave AY 24-25
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Charles Golden
Charles Golden
Professor of Anthropology; Social Sciences Division Head
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
781-736-2217 Brown 206
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Expertise: Archaeology of complex societies, modern contexts of archaeological research, Mesoamerica, the Maya

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Charlie Goudge
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2228 Brown 226
Office Hours: On leave spring 2024
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

brian horton
Brian A. Horton
Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Undergraduate Advising Head
Brian's Website
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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
Brown 325
Office Hours: on leave AY 24-25
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Yesmar Oyarzun
Yesmar Oyarzun
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Expertise: Biomedicine; race/racism; human difference; United States

Ellen Schattschneider
Ellen Schattschneider
Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2219 Brown 202
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Professor of Anthropology
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies
781-736-2223 Brown 203

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