People

  • Associate Professor

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

  • (805) 893-4244
  • HSSB 2073
  • HSSB 2075 (lab)
  • Graduate Student
Human reproductive ecology and physiology, human-pathogen coevolution, developmental origins of human health and disease. 
 

 

Michael Jochim
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Archaeology (archaeology, hunters-gatherers, European prehistory, archaeological method and theory)

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Anthropology

Curator of Anthropology, SB Museum of Natural History

  • 805-682-4711 x139
  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • Andean South America and Nasca
  • Craft Production
  • Culture Contact
  • State and Empires
  • Community and Household Archaeology
  • Archaeological Textiles
  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • South Asian Diaspora
  • Race and Migration
  • Commodity Capitalism
  • Lecturer
Lecturer in Anthropology & Environmental Studies
(Summer Sessions)
  • Assistant Professor

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

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • 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
  • Associate Professor

Home Department: East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

I am a North American archaeologist, focusing on Culture Contact through the lenses of ethnogenesis and coalescence.  Currently I have been researching Iroquoia, specifically examining the Mohawk during Contact and early Historic Period, focusing on the agency and identity of the Mohawk using color symbolism and pXRF analysis of historic glass beads at a late 17th century Mohawk village.

Research Interests:

  • Native American Studies
  • Culture Contact
  • Household Archaeology
  • Social Organization
  • Political Economy
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Colonialism
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Plantation and Slave Archaeology
  • Southeastern and Eastern United States
  • Mission Archaeology
  • Assistant Curator for Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • Decolonization
  • Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers
  • Research Ethics
  • Self Determination
  • Material Culture
  • Financial Assistant

Responsible for all financial matters and accounting systems. Processes and tracks all income and expenses. Processes all requests for reimbursement and travel advances. Reconciles the ledgers and prepares financial reports. Orders business cards and supplies through online Gateway system. Distributes hourly timesheets and paychecks. Hires undergraduate employees as needed.

  • (805) 893-7197
  • HSSB 2001
  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • Andes
  • Warfare
  • Middle-Range Societies
  • Bioarchaeology
  • GIS
  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • New World Archaeology (Guatemala, Southeastern U.S.)
  • Food and Identity, Community Building, Urbanization, Culture Contact
  • Archaeobotany (Macrobotanical and Microbotanical), Quantitative Methods
  • Professor Emeritus (Deceased)

Social anthropology; South Asia, South Asian Muslims

  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • Associate Professor

Home Department: Music

  • Professor

Home Department: Feminist Studies

  • Professor Emeritus

Development, peasant studies, Chicano studies and migration; Mediterranean Europe, Mexico and US Southwest

Tristan Partridge
  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Sociocultural Anthropology (energy and extraction, environmental justice, urgency and risk, resource relations, indigenous political action; US, UK, Ecuador)

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

My research focuses on the ways that international nongovernmental organizations impact local food systems in southwestern Haiti.

  • Haiti
  • (I)NGOs
  • Food Systems
  • Disasters
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

  • Maritime Hunter-Gatherers
  • California Archaeology
  • Indigenous/Community Collaboration
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Landscapes
  • Historical Processualism
  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

Historical Archaeology
Colonialism and Culture Contact
Spanish Borderlands
Anthropology of Religion
Religious Interactions in the Context of Culture Shock
California Archaeology
Shell Bead Analysis

  • Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • 805-893-2820
  • HSSB 2084
  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental History
  • Marxist Thought/Critical Theory
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Forestry
  • C.S. Peirce Semiotic Theory
  • Multi-Species Ethnography
  • Professor Emeritus

Social change and development, economic and political processes; Africa, Europe

  • Graduate Student

SocioCultural Anthropology

  • Racialization, white privilege and mestizaje
  • Control populations and state formation
  • Labor exploitation, migration, and agro-industrial process
  • Neoliberalism and multiculturalism
  • Business Officer

Business Officer for the department, responsible for the oversight of budget and finances, academic and staff personnel, human resources, curriculum plans and scheduling, student affairs, facilities and space, equipment, health and safety, long range planning.

  • (805) 893-4625
  • HSSB 2001C
  • Associate Project Scientist
  • Lecturer

State and Racial Formation, Mestizaje,  Race and Ethnic Relations, Indigenous,  Afro-descendants and Mestizo population,  Anti-Racism, Mexico and Latin America. 

  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

Katharina Schreiber
  • Professor Emerita

Archaeology (archaeology of Andean South America and the southwestern United States, origin and development of complex societies, empire expansion, settlement patterns)

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Invasive Species, Fisheries, Food
  • Mexico, Cuba, Latin America
  • Graduate Student

Archaeology

My research interests include the history of interaction between ancient Nubia and Egypt, the archaeology of alcohol consumption, and religious ritual and practice.  I am interested in the way Nubian cosmology is made manifest in the archaeological record, specifically in regard to the development of materials designed for ritual purposes.  Additionally, I am interested in the development and consumption of ancient Nubian beers, their movement across spaces, and their engagement with non-Nubian peoples through trade and social consumption.

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • 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)

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • Anthropology of Religion, Spirituality, and Secularity
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Popular and Do-It-Yourself Science
  • Multispecies Ethnography
  • Mycology

 

Susan Stonich
  • Professor Emerita

Sociocultural Anthropology (ecological, economic and developmental anthropology, natural resource management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, political ecology; Appalachia, Latin America, Asia)

  • Professor Emeritus

Physical anthropology, primate social behavior, the evolution of human behavior

  • Academic Research Visitor

Sociocultural Anthropology

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
  • Graphics Specialist

Responsible for the production of digital and print media for a variety of department needs, including publication, promotion, presentation, instruction, display, and signage. Keeps Letters and Science Information Technology (LSIT) - maintained departmental Drupal website updated.

Performs GIS, Cartographic, and Remote Sensing analysis to support research needs and goals.

 

Amber VanDerwarker
  • Professor
  • Chair

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

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • India
  • Political Economy
  • International Development
  • Tech Culture
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Reception Studies
  • Water
  • Professor Emerita
  • Research Professor

Archaeology, cultural ecology; Mesoamerica

  • 805-893-2257
  • HSSB 1029
  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Advisor

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

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural Anthropology

  • Heritage
  • Historical Consciousness
  • Identity
  • Religion
  • Multiculturalism
  • Memory
  • Civic Engagement

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