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FACULTY RESEARCH

ALMEIDA / ANDERSON-FYE / BEALL / GAINES / GOLDSTEIN / GREKSA / HILDEBRAND / HOFFER / KORBIN / MCGRATH / SHAFFER / SHI

KATIA ALMEIDA, Ph.D.

(Federal University of Rio Janeiro)

Instructor

Cultural and social anthropology; art and aesthetics in cross-cultural perspective; Amazonian ethnology; Latin American studies.


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EILEEN ANDERSON-FYE, Ed.D.

(Harvard University)

Associate Professor

Psychological and medical anthropology; culture, gender and human development; anthropology of adolescence; globalization; immigration; mental health; eating and body image disorders; obesity and obesity stigma; child abuse and trauma; adolescent psychiatric medication usage; person-centered ethnography; mixed methods; Belize; multi-sited ethnography; Latin America, Caribbean, Asia.


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CYNTHIA M. BEALL, Ph.D.

(Pennsylvania State University)

Sarah Idell Pyle Professor; Distinguished University Professor; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet

Physical anthropology; evolutionary human biology; evolutionary medicine; adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia on the Andean, Tibetan and East African plateaus.


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ATWOOD D. GAINES, MA, Ph.D., M.P.H.

(University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health)

Professor; Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Bioethics, Case School of Medicine; Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Medical and psychiatric anthropology; cultural studies of science and medicine; cultural bioethics; religion; aging and dementia; social identity and health; United States, France, and the Mediterranean.


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MELVYN C. GOLDSTEIN, Ph.D.

(University of Washington)

John Reynolds Harkness Professor; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet; Professor of International Health, School of Medicine

Social and cultural anthropology; development/ population anthropology; cross-cultural aging; cultural ecology, ethnicity and nationalism; anthropology and history; Tibet, China, Mongolia, Himalayas.


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LAWRENCE P. GREKSA, Ph.D.

(Pennsylvania State University)

Professor and Chair

Physical anthropology; human biology; growth and development; nutrition; modernization; Polynesia, Andes, Old Order Amish.


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VANESSA HILDEBRAND, Ph.D.

(Washington University)

Assistant Professor

Sociocultural anthropology; maternal and reproductive health; science and technology studies; global health and global health policy; Southeast Asia, Indonesia, United States.


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LEE D. HOFFER, Ph.D., M.P.E.

(University of Colorado, Denver; Washington University School of Medicine)

Associate Professor

Cultural and medical anthropology; drug addiction; psychiatric epidemiology; ethnographic research methods; complex systems; computational modeling; economic anthropology; United States.


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JILL E. KORBIN, Ph.D.

(University of California, Los Angeles)

Professor; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies; Co-Director, Childhood Studies Program

Cultural, medical and psychological anthropology; cross-cultural child rearing and family studies; child abuse and neglect; family violence; neighborhood; United States, Old Order Amish.


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JANET W. MCGRATH, Ph.D.

(Northwestern University)

Professor; Associate Professor of International Health, School of Medicine

Biomedical anthropology; anthropology of infectious disease; international and global health; AIDS; urban health; United States, Africa.


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JIM SHAFFER, Ph.D.

(University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Associate Professor

Archaeology; South Asia; Southwest Asia; Harappan/Indus Valley Civilization; origins of food production; pastoral nomadism and ancient urban/state societies; the Indo-Aryan/European hypothesis; ancient settlement patterns.


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LIHONG SHI, Ph.D.

(Tulane University)

Assistant Professor

Sociocultural anthropology; reproduction; gender, marriage, and family relations; population aging and sex-ratio imbalance; China, East Asia.


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