Our eight core faculty members pursue scholarship in a wide spectrum of anthropological subdisciplines, extending their fieldwork into the global context and across the centuries.

Research interests and projects take our faculty members to:

  • Canada's Arctic for archaeological research on the historic interactions between Inuit groups and western explorers such as the Franklin expedition.
  • Ancient Greece for excavation and analysis of human remains and their mortuary contexts to understand the interactions of culture, status, burial practice, and pathologies in Greek antiquity. 

  • Chile, Spain, and Germany for ethnographic fieldwork on knowledge creation and its transformation via both cultural and scientific practice.
  • Malawi to investigate how a better understanding of indigenous cognition and ethnography may positively influence public HIV/AIDS policy and education.
  • Taiwan and the USA for research in cross-cultural bioethics, including ethnographic studies of drug use, sex work, homelessness, and stem cell research.
  • Jordan for excavation of an Early Bronze Age funerary landscape, analysis of human remains, and their microstructural and chemical compositions to investigate the lives of past peoples living in one of the earliest polluted landscapes in the world.   
Arctic research site of professor Bob Park

Also, read about our graduate student research.