Faculty


Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director, MSU Campus Archaeology Program
Historical Archaeology, Immigration, Incarceration and Institutional Confinement, Citizenship and National Identity, Late 19th/Early 20th Century United States, Tourism Studies, Public Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Heritage Management and Curation


Associate Professor
Director, Peace and Justice
State Violence, History, Memory, Trauma, Human Rights, Law, Transitional Justice, Power and Politics, Knowledge, Documents, Archives, Fiction, Film and Photography, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Timor Leste


Associate Professor
Associate Chair
Director, MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Physical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology


Professor
Women & International Development Program
Women and Development Program, International Studies and Programs, Environment and development, Agrarian systems, Feminist and gender studies, Medical anthropology; Southern Africa, Central America


Associate Professor
Founder, Biomarker Laboratory for Anthropological Research
Maternal diet, nutrition, infection, inflammation, anemia; human milk components; sex biases in infant feeding in polygynous systems; droughts and famine; human ecological immunology; evolutionary medicine; life-history theory; parental investment theory; biomarker methods; East Africa


Assistant Professor
Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Ancestry, Quantitative Methods, Categorical Data Analysis, Data Mining, Spatial Analysis, Trauma Analysis


Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor, Global Urban Studies Program
Middle East - Lebanon, Jordan, Anthropology of Development, Urban Theory, Anthropology of Civil Conflict and "War Economies", Post Conflict Reconstruction


(aka Heather Howard-Bobiwash)
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, and Native American Institute
Politics of Knowledge Production in Cultural, Heritage, Health, and Social Service Delivery Organizations, Community-Driven Methodologies, Medical Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples Health, Technologies of Chronic Illness Management


Professor
Medical Anthropology, Concepts of Racial/Ethnic Variation, Medical and Research Ethics, Culture of Biomedicine, Health Care Policy, Health Disparities, Race and Genetics, Health Care Systems


Associate Professor of Anthropology
ON LEAVE 2016-2017
Shi‘i and Sunni Islam; Religious Conversion; Migration and Diasporas; Transnationalism; Cosmopolitanism; Globalization and Development; Charity and Humanitarianism; Ethnicity; State/Society Relations; Non-Governmental Organizations; West Africa (Senegal); Middle East and N. Africa; East Africa (Tanzania); Islam in the UK and US


Professor of Anthropology
Transnational Migration, Identity, Race and Ethnicity, Cultural Heritage Tourism, China, Chinese diaspora, Chinese Americans, Chinese Transnational Adoption, Chinese Transnational Students, Model Minority Myth, History and Memory


Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Conservation, Protected Areas, and Environmental Government, Economic Development, Ecotourism, Indigenous Rights Struggles and the Production of International Indigenous Rights Law, Maya Studies, Central America, Belize


Assistant Professor
Medical Anthropology; Bioethics; Biotechnology; Global Health; Organ Trafficking; Medical Tourism; Embodiment; Human Rights; Bodily Inequality; Activism; International Development; South and Southeast Asia, North America.


Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Affiliated Faculty, American Indian Studies
American Indian Communities, Indigneous language maintenance and revitalization, Indigenous knowledge and transmission, Language Ideologies and Language Policy, Ethnohistory


Director - Native American Institute
Associate Professor - Department of Anthropology
Community-based participatory research methods, North American Indigenous peoples, Traditional ecological and cultural knowledge systems, Historic and ancestral landscape use, Landscape and applied geospatial methodologies, Environmental and social justice, North American archaeology, Public and applied archaeology, Heritage policy and law (NAGPRA, NHPA, NEPA)


Department Chair
Associate Professor
Assistant Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology, MSU Museum
Prehistory of North America with specialization in Midwest/Great Lakes region, Late prehistoric/historic communities and interaction, Archaeology of gender and foodways, Museums, Public Archaeology


Assistant Professor
Intercultural relations (international students in the United States, critical approaches to "intercultural competence"); online teaching (pedagogy, user experience); restructuring of U.S. higher education; Latin America; contemporary United States; digital and visual media


Assistant Professor
Environmental archaeology, Historical ecology, Settlement of the Americas, Hunter-gatherers, Origins of complexity, Lithic technology and provenance, Geographic information systems, Quaternary studies, Interdisciplinary collaboration and education


Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
political ecology, water governance, infrastructure, indigeneity, Latin America, U.S.-México Borderlands


Assistant Professor
Linguistic Anthropology, Gender, Youth, Europe


Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Associate Director, MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences
Director, Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Adjunct Curator of Anthropology, MSU Museum
Digital Archaeology & Heritage, Heritage Studies, Egyptian Archaeology (Predynastic), Pseudoarchaeology, Public & Community Archaeology


Associate Professor, Anthropology
Director, Central Belize Archaeological Survey (CBAS) Project
Bioarchaeology, Maya, Caves