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Anthropology Department Faculty




Amaral, Adela
Assistant Professor
Office: Washington Hall 109
Email: [[alamaral]]
Areas of Specialization: Historical anthropology and archaeology, colonialism, Afro-Atlantic world, race, black racial slavery and marronage, material ethnography, social geography and spatial practice, Mexico

Blakey, Michael
National Endowment for the Humanities Professor
Office: Washington Hall 112
Phone: 757-221-7681
Email: [[mlblak]]
Areas of Specialization: Biological anthropology, biohistory, skeletal biology; North America, African diaspora

Bon-Harper, Sara
Research Professor
Phone: 434-293-8000
Email: [[w|sebonharper]]
Area of Specialization: Landscape dynamics and meaning; research design; archaeological ceramics: production and use; spatial analysis: refuse patterns, middens and yards, plowzone analysis; creation of historical narratives for public and professional audiences.

Bragdon, Kathleen
Office: Washington Hall 121
Phone: 757-221-1067
Email: [[bkbrag]]
Areas of Specialization: Ethnohistory, sociolinguistics, Algonquian languages and cultures

Brown, Marley
Research Professor
Office: Washington Hall 121
Email: [[mrbro1]]
Areas of Specialization: Historical archaeology; North America and the Atlantic islands

Buffington, Abigail (Abby)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Specialization: Pastoral landscapes in ancient Arabia (Yemen, Oman, and Jordan) through phytoliths, macrobotanical remains, and charcoals

Dicenta, Mara
Assistant Professor
Areas of Specialization: Science & Technology Studies; Environmental Anthropology; Indigenous Knowledges; Latin American Race and Ethnicity Studies; Argentina; Multi-species Ethnography; Feminist Epistemologies; Decolonizing Science and the Environment; Settler-colonialism

Fisher, William
Associate Professor
Office: Washington Hall 125
Phone: 757-221-1068
Email: [[whfish]]
Areas of Specialization: Social organization, indigenous Amazon, political economy and history of Amazonia, ethnoecology; Brazil

Gallivan, Martin
Professor and Department Chair
Office: Washington Hall 104
Phone: 757-221-3622
Email: [[mdgall]]
Areas of Specialization: Archaeology; American Indians; Colonial Encounters; Landscape and Spatiality; Cartography; Politics of Heritage; Quantitative Research Methods; Ceramic Analysis

Glasser, Jonathan
Associate Professor
Office: Washington Hall 122
Phone: 757-221-1058
Email: [[jglasser]]
Areas of specialization: Exchange, historical anthropology, music, poetics and performance, colonialism, textuality, culture theory; North Africa and the Middle East

Hasselbacher, Stephanie
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: [[srhasselbacher]]
Area of Specialization: Linguistic anthropology, language documentation and reclamation, language ideology, Muskogean languages and cultures, Native North American literacies

Horning, Audrey
Forrest D. Murden Professor
Office: Washington Hall Room 107a
Email: [[w|ajhorn]]
Phone: 757-221-1062
Area of Specialization: Historical Archaeology; Atlantic World; Comparative Colonialism; Ireland; Chesapeake; Archaeological Ethics; Heritage and Conflict Transformation.

Jones, Joseph
Office: Washington Hall Rm 119
Phone: 757-221-1064
Email: [[jljones01]]

Kahn, Jennifer
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Office: Rm 125 Washington Hall
Phone: 757-221-1054
E-mail: [[jgkahn01]]
Areas of Specialization: Archaeology; Oceania; Household Archaeology; House Societies; Social Complexity; Monumental Architecture and Ideology; Human-Landscape Interactions; Exchange and Geochemistry; Lithic Analysis; Chronometric Techniques

Lelièvre, Michelle
Associate Professor
Office: Rm 117 Washington Hall and Samuel E Jones House Room 216
Phone: 757-221-1957
E-mail: [[malelievre]]
Areas of specialization: Mobility; Indigenous sovereignty; Political subjectivity; Socio-cultural theory; Space, place and landscape; Northeastern North America; Decolonizing pedagogies and collaborative research methods; Heritage and museum studies; History of anthropology and archaeology; Oral history
Education: PhD, Anthropology, University of Chicago (2012); MPhil, Archaeology, University of Cambridge (2000); BA, Anthropology and Classical Archaeology, McGill University (1998)

Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle
Senior Lecturer of Anthropology
Office: Washington Hall 105
Phone: 757-221-1112
Email: [[dmoret]]
Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology, American Indians, museology, life history; North America

Norman, Neil
Associate Professor
Office: Washington Hall 107a
Office Phone: 757-221-1960
Fax: 757-221-1066
Email: [[nlnorman]]

Weiss, Brad
Office: Washington Hall 116
Phone: 757-221-1209
Email: [[blweis]]
Areas of specialization: Africa; The Anthropology of Food; The Body; Space, place, and locality; Urban transformation; Popular Culture; Socio-cultural theory; Theories of Value; Ritual and Religious Practice

Wright, Andrea
Associate Professor; Director, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology; anthro-history; energy infrastructure; labor; migration; security; kinship; India; Pakistan; the Arabian Sea; 20th century British Imperialism; postcolonial states; human rights
Email: [[w|agwright]]
Office: Washington Hall Room 120
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