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Faculty

Asad Ahmed
- Associate Professor
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Secularism and Religion, Liberalism, Language and the Law, Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies, Ethnography of the State, South Asia.

Contact:
aaahmed@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-5690 | William James Hall 314


Anya Bernstein
- Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:

Russia, Eurasia, religion, transnational processes, indigeneity, body politics, secularism, sovereignty, media, materiality, visual culture, anthropology of death and life extension.

Contact:
abernstein@fas.harvard.edu
| website
(617) 496-4987 | William James Hall 336


Theodore C. Bestor
- Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology
- Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Food culture and food systems; markets and marketplaces; economic institutions and exchange; urban space, place, and identity; visual history and cartography; cultural heritage; disaster and recovery; digital research methods; fishing industry; Japan, East Asia, North America.

Contact:
bestor@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-4454 | William James Hall 420


Davíd Carrasco
- Neil L. Rudenstine Professor for the Study of Latin America
- Joint appointment with Harvard Divinity School
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Urban ecology and ceremonial centers, ritual violence and state organization: Mesoamerica.

Contact:
david_carrasco@harvard.edu | website
(617) 384-9499 | Peabody Museum 57A
(617) 384-7953 | Divinity Hall 304



Lucien Castaing Taylor
- Professor of Visual Arts and of Anthropology
- Director, Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL)
- Director, Film Study Center
- Joint appointment with the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:

Sensory ethnography, phenomenology, media anthropology; intellectuals and reason; cultural and political ecology; franco-creole Caribbean, Europe, and the American West.

Contact:
lgtaylor@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495- 9706 | Sever Hall M-05



Steve Caton
- Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Linguistics, cultural studies, gender, Yemeni poetics and politics, politics of water sustainability.

Contact:
caton@wjh.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-1886 | William James Hall 318


On leave Spring 2014


Jean Comaroff
- Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology
- Oppenheimer Research Fellow

Research and Teaching Interests:
Theory and method; embodiment and commodification; ritual and religion; medicine; politics and ideology; crime and forensics; colonialism; Southern Africa.

Contact:
jeancomaroff@fas.harvard.edu | website | African and African American Studies
257 Barker Center, Quincy Street


John Comaroff
- Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology
- Oppenheimer Research Fellow

Research and Teaching Interests:
The anthropology of crime and policing; the political anthropology of the colonial and postcolonial state; contemporary African legal systems; the historical anthropology of colonialism; the anthropology of modernity; Southern Africa.

Contact:
jcomaroff@fas.harvard.edu | website | African and African American Studies
260 Barker Center, Quincy Street


Peter Der Manuelian
- Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, epigraphy, the development of mortuary architecture, the iconographic nature of Egyptian language and culture in general; the Giza Necropolis (www.gizapyramids.org), and the application of digital technologies to research and teaching.

Contact:
peter_manuelian@harvard.edu | Giza3D
(617) 496-8558 | FAS Semitic Museum, Room 208
Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge MA 02138

On leave Spring 2014


Paul Farmer
- Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
- Harvard Medical School

Research Interests:
Health and human rights; Role of social inequalities in the distribution and outcome of disease; Treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis) in resource-poor settings; Building comprehensive primary health care systems in resource-poor settings in resource-poor settings.

Current Projects:
Medical work in Haiti and Rwanda; Research and writing on structural violence, health, and human rights; Editorship of the open-access journal Health and Human Rights; Reconstruction in Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Contact:
paul_farmer@hms.harvard.edu | website
(617) 432-3718
Harvard Medical School
Department of Global Health & Social Medicine
641 Huntington Ave 
Boston MA 02115


William L. Fash
- Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Cultural process, settlement pattern analysis,symbolism and archaeological conservation, Mesoamerica.

Contact:
wfash@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-0433 | Peabody Museum 24-2


Rowan Flad
- Professor
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Chinese Archaeology; emergence and persistance of complex societies in the Sichuan Basin; Specialization; Zooarchaeology.

Contact:
rflad@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-1966 | Peabody Museum 57G


On leave AY2013-14



Byron Good
- Professor
- Harvard Medical School

Research and Teaching Interests:
Medical and psychiatric anthropology; cultural psychology of Middle East and of American health, Iran, Turkey and the USA.

Contact:
byron_good@hms.harvard.edu
(617) 495-3904 | William James Hall 340



Susan Greenhalgh
- John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society
- Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:

Social Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine; The Politics of Reproduction/ Population/ Life Itself; Gender Studies; Modernity and Globalization; Anthropology of the State, Governance, and Public Policy; Socialism and Post-Socialism; People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Selected interests in U.S. society.

Contact:
greenhalgh@fas.harvard.edu
| website
(617) 495-7826 | William James Hall 310


Nicholas Harkness
- Assistant Professor
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, voice, quality, Christianity, South Korea.

Contact:
harkness@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-3807 | William James Hall 410

On leave AY2013-14


Michael Herzfeld
- Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Social theory, history of Anthropology, social poetics, politics of history; Europe (especially Greece & Italy), and Thailand.

Contact:
herzfeld@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-5190 | William James Hall 380


Arthur Kleinman
- Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology
- Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine
- Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
- Director of the Asia Center
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Medical Anthropology: social experience, suffering, social and mental health; China, Taiwan, North America.

Contact:
kleinman@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-3846 | William James Hall 330



C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
- Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
The urban process and exchange networks that tie the Near East, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian peninsula, and Central Asia into spheres of economic and political interaction.

Contact:
karlovsk@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-8162 | Peabody Museum 57J



Matthew Liebmann
- Associate Professor
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
North American Archaeology, Southwest US, contact and colonialism in the Americas, Historic Pueblos, NAGPRA.

Contact:
liebmann@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-3125 | Peabody Museum 57I


Richard H. Meadow
- Senior Lecturer
- Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)
- Archaeology Program Undergraduate Tutor
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Archaeology of South and West Asia; the Indus Civilization; Zooarchaeology; domestication of animals; origins of agriculture.

Contact:
meadow@fas.harvard.edu | website
Zooarchaeology Laboratory
(617) 495-3354 | Peabody Museum 35B



Jeffrey Quilter
- Senior Lecturer
- Director, Peabody Museum
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Andean South America, The Intermediate Area, and interactions between and shared culture among New World peoples. Social change and transformations. Ancient and Non-Western Art. The limits and potentials of archaeology in understanding the past.

Contact:
quilter@fas.harvard.edu | website
Magdalena de Cao Viejo Project
(617) 496-9655 | Peabody Museum 37



Laurence Ralph
- Assistant Professor
- Joint appointment with African and African American Studies
- Social Anthropology Program


Research and Teaching Interests:
Gang Formations; Urban Anthropology; Disability; Medical Anthropology; Masculinity; Race; Theories of Violence; Popular Culture and Hip Hop.

Contact:
lralph@fas.harvard.edu | website
Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.


Mary Steedly
- Professor
- Social Anthropology Program


Research and Teaching Interests:
Historical ethnography; colonialism and nationalism; gender and cultural studies; Indonesia; southern U.S. and military culture.

Contact:
msteed@wjh.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-3730 | William James Hall 440


On leave Spring 2014

Ajantha Subramanian
- Professor
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Political Economy; Colonialism and Postcoloniality; Political Ecology; Space; Social Movements; Citizenship; South Asia; South Asian diaspora.

Contact:
subram@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 496-9647 | William James Hall 348



Kimberly Theidon
- John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences
- Social Anthropology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Latin American Studies, Andean Region; gender and sexuality; medical anthropology; violence, human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation; drug policy.

Contact:
ktheidon@wjh.harvard.edu | website
Latin America Working Group
(617) 495-3805 | William James Hall 406



Christian Tryon
- Assistant Professor
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
The archaeological, evolutionary, and geological context of early Homo sapiens,reconstruction of hominin behavior, Paleolithic archaeology (including African Early and Middle Stone Age sites), lithic technology and raw material provenance analysis,geochemical analysis and correlation of volcanic ash deposits using an electron microprobe, natural and cultural formation processes of the archeological and paleontological record.

Contact:
christiantryon@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-2252 | Peabody Museum 57 D


Jason Ur
- John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
Ancient landscapes, archaeological survey, GIS and remote sensing, early complex society and urbanism, Near East, southern Caucasus.

Contact:
jasonur@fas.harvard.edu | website
(617) 495-8920 | Peabody Museum 57F


Gary Urton
- Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies
- Department Chair
- Archaeology Program

Research and Teaching Interests:
South American archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnology; ancient accounting and record keeping; state formation; Inka civilization; Peru, Bolivia, Chile.

Teaching and Research:
gurton@fas.harvard.edu | website
Khipu Database Project
(617) 496-8534 | Peabody Museum 59 A-C


For business regarding departmental programs, inquiries, etc... :
anthrochair@fas.harvard.edu
(617) 495-5820 | Peabody Museum 30A



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