Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Faculty
The unit’s core faculty are listed below. We are currently conducting a search for two positions -- an ecological anthropologist and a California archaeologist -- who will joint the Anthropology Department in 2009. In addition to our core faculty, we have a number of affiliated members drawn from other Departments on the UCSB campus. Our affiliates include: Sabine Fruhstuck (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies), Barbara Herr Harthorn (Feminist Studies), Laury Oaks (Feminist Studies), and Mayfair Yang (Religious Studies/East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies). Also affiliated with our unit are several emeritus faculty members: Francesca Bray, Elvin Hatch, Mattison Mines, Alexander Robertson and Barbara Voorhies.
Lynn Gamble (archaeology): hunter-gatherer societies in southern California
Mary Hancock (sociocultural): urban built environment in South Asia, gender, religion and media
Michael Jochim (archaeology): evolution and ecology, hunter-gatherer societies in prehistoric Europe
Juan Vicente Palerm (sociocultural anthropology): agribusiness and immigration in California and Mexico; borderlands studies
Katharina Schreiber (archaeology): human-environment relations and prehistoric imperialism in Andean South America
Stuart Smith (archaeology): imperialism and cultural contact between ancient Egypt and Nubia
Susan Stonich (sociocultural anthropology): political ecology and economy in Central America; human consequences of global climate change
Amber Vanderwarker (archaeology): foodways, agriculture, and gender systems in Mesoamerica and Southeastern U.S.
Casey Walsh (sociocultural anthropology): political ecology and economy of U.S.-Mexican borderlands
Greg Wilson (archaeology): social inequality and complexity in Southeastern and Midwestern U.S.