Associate Professor of Anthropology
Graduate Program Director
Director, MSU Campus Archaeology Program
Historical Archaeology, Immigration, Incarceration and Institutional Confinement, Citizenship and National Identity, Late 19th/Early-Mid 20th Century United States, Tourism Studies, Public Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Heritage & Collections Management, Archaeology of Asian Diaspora, Contemporary Archaeology, Memory Studies
Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Feminisms, Reproductive Justice, Politics and poetics of water, Oral History
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
Department Chair and Professor
Physical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology
Associate Professor
Director, Biomarker Laboratory for Anthropological Research
Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Medicine, Ecological Immunology, Human Adaptability, Maternal and Infant Health, Human Milk, Biomarker Methods, Africa
Dean's Research Associate Postdoctoral Fellow
Care and Humanitarianism, Politics of Rescue, Deservingness, Humanism and Blackness, Idioms of Blackness in West Africa, Humanitarian Technology and Surveillance, Trans-Saharan Migration, Sahelian and Saharan Niger
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Ancestry, Quantitative Methods, Categorical Data Analysis, Data Mining, Spatial Analysis, Trauma Analysis
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Associate Professor, Global Urban Studies Program
Middle East - Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Urban Environments, Urban Development and Redevelopment, Anthropology of Civil Conflict and "War Economies"
(aka Heather Howard-Bobiwash)
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
Politics of Knowledge Production in Cultural, Heritage, Health, and Social Service Delivery Organizations, Community-Driven Methodologies
Assistant Professor
Director of the MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Fracture Histomorphology, Bone Histology, Fracture Healing, Positive Identification, Mass fatality management, Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology
Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, privatization of health care, globalization, health care as a human right, large class pedagogy, Latin America, contemporary United States
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Arab-African Relations; Shi‘i and Sunni Islam; Humanitarianism and Development; Non-Governmental Organizations; Religious Conversion; Migration and Diasporas; Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism; Ethnicity; State/Society Relations; Africa (Senegal and Tanzania); Middle East and N. Africa; Islam in the West
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, Indigenous Rights Struggles and the Production of International Indigenous Rights Law, The performance of sovereignties, territories, and states, Maya Studies, Central America, Belize
Associate Professor
Medical Anthropology; Global Health; Bioethics; Biotechnology; Organ Trafficking; Medical Tourism; Embodiment; Human Rights; Bodily Inequality; 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
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)
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
Associate Professor
Linguistic Anthropology, Gender, Youth, Europe
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Director, Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Director, Digital Heritage Innovation Lab
Curator of Archaeology, Michigan State University Museum
Digital Archaeology & Heritage, Digitization and Digital Collections, Heritage Studies, Egyptian Archaeology (Predynastic), Pseudoarchaeology, Public & Community Archaeology & Heritage
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology
Director, MSU Bioarchaeology Laboratory
Director, Central Belize Archaeological Survey (CBAS) Project
Bioarchaeology, Maya, Australasia, Caves, Photogrammetry
NAGPRA Program Manager
Archaeology Collections
Midwest and Great Lakes Archaeology, 18th Century, Colonialism and Decolonization, Trade Networks and Social Interaction, Economic and power dynamics, Resource dependency theory, Please note: I am not available to accept students for graduate work.