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  • Professor (Joint appointment with Chicana & Chicano Studies)

Archaeology (Maya hieroglyphic history, Mesoamerican art, experimental archaeology, science studies, culture theory)

Aaron Blackwell
  • Associate Professor
  • Undergraduate Advisor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (evolutionary anthropology, biological anthropology, human biology, human behavioral ecology, ecological immunology, life history theory, South American forager-horticulturalists)

  • Assistant Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (evolution, genomics, comparative genomics, human biology, evolutionary medicine, fetal-maternal conflict, life history theory, cancer)

  • 805-893-2456
  • HSSB 2045
  • Boddy Lab: HSSB 2041
  • Professor (Joint appointment with History)

Sociocultural Anthropology (borderlands, indigenous studies, ethnohistorical methods and theory, comparative slavery, non-profit missions, management and governance, the professoriate in the twenty-first century.

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  • Assistant Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (primate behavioral ecology, evolution of social systems, competition and cooperation, evolutionary game theory, behavioral endocrinology)

  • (805) 893-4269
  • HSSB 2057
Lynn Gamble
  • Professor

Archaeology (emergent sociopolitical complexity among hunter-gatherer societies in southern California, especially the Chumash Indians; California, North America)

  • (805) 893-7341
  • HSSB 1059/A
Steven Gaulin
  • Professor
  • 2014-2015 Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher

Integrative Anthropological Sciences, with special interests in evolutionary psychology, cognitive adaptations, the human voice, sexual selection, evolution of sex differences, lipid metabolism and brain evolution.

 

  • (805) 893-7402
  • HSSB 1016
Michael Gurven
  • Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (behavioral ecology, human biology, biodemography, hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists, life history theory, indigenous health; Bolivia, Paraguay)

Mary Hancock
  • Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (South Asia, social theory, nationalism, religion, cultural studies, feminist theory, public memory)

  • (805) 893-2907
  • HSSB 2071
Barbara Herr Harthorn
  • Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (medical and psychological anthropology, culture, risk and perception, health and environmental inequality, gender, race and new technologies, mixed methods research; US & UK, California farmworkers, primary care physicians, Fiji, S. Pacific)

  • (805) 893-3350
  • HSSB 2074 (Anthropology)
  • Girvetz 2314 (CNS-UCSB)
  • Associate Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (environmental anthropology, ethnography, Latin America, Brazilian Amazon)

  • (805) 893-4244
  • HSSB 2073
  • HSSB 2075 (lab)
  • Assistant Professor

Bioarchaeology (Natural/social disasters, inequality; health; violence; ethnicity; mortuary/skeletal analysis; biogeochemistry; ethnobioarchaeology; Latin America)

  • Assistant Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (behavioural ecology, evolutionary demography, population health, international development, ‘harmful cultural practices’, the family, parental investment and childhood; Tanzania)

  • 805-893-4453
  • HSSB 2055
  • Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • 805-893-2820
  • HSSB 2084
  • Professor

Archaeology (archaeology of Egypt and Nubia [the Sudan], ethnicity, culture contact and imperialism, entanglement, secondary state formation, ideology and legitimization, funerary practice, ceramics and residue analysis)

John Tooby
  • Distinguished Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology; social psychology, economics, hominid-behavioral evolution, behavioral ecology, evolutionary genetics)

  • (805) 893-8720
  • HSSB 1010
Amber VanDerwarker
  • Professor
  • Chair

Archaeology (paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology; Mesoamerica, southeastern United States)

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Advisor

Sociocultural Anthropology (political economy, Mexico-United States borderlands, water, commodities, history, materialisms)

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
Gregory Wilson
  • Associate Professor

Archaeology (emergent complexity, identity politics, warfare; Eastern North America, particularly the Mississippi valley and interior southeastern United States)