Affiliate Faculty

Scott Branting

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
Co-Director
Kerkenes Dağ Archaeological Project, Turkey

Research Topics: Near Eastern archaeology (especially that of Anatolia); Science in archaeology (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, modeling, etc.); Landscape archaeology; Transportation; Settlement & urbanism; Social organization

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Health Services Administration
D'Youviille College

Research Topics: Maternal and child health; Nutrition and physical activity; Ecology of health disparity; Chronic disease; Psychosocial stress and health; Healthcare access; Refugee health

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Agne Civilyte

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Researcher
Department of Archaeology
Lithuanian Institute for History

Research Topics: European Bronze Age; Technology and social development in prehistory; Social theories; Prehistoric warfare; Memory in archaeology; Cultural relations and identity in prehistory

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Raymond P. Dannenhoffer

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Dean for Support Service
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research Topics: Physical anthropology; Demography; Heritability of infertility

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Stephen Dyson

Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department of Classics
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Roman Italy; Sardinia

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Sarah M. Elder

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Ethnographic films; Native Americans; Eskimos

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David M. Engel

Professor
School of Law

Research Topics: Law and society, comparative law; Southeast Asia

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K. Patrick Fazioli

Research Associate
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Archaeology and historical anthropology of Central Europe during the Late Roman Empire and Early Middle Ages (c. 300-900 CE) including landscape archaeology, ceramic petrography, and the history of archaeology and anthropology

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Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
School of Law

Research Topics: Buddhism and law; Asian legal systems; Tibet, Nepal

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Caroline Funk
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Human decision-making in the context of environmental influence and impact: cognitive archaeology and landscape approaches in prehistoric, historic contact, and historic eras; hunter-gatherers in coastal landscapes: Aleutian Islands, Yukon – Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska, central Portugal; oral history, ethnohistory, settlement pattern analysis, faunal analysis, GIS, statistics

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Mechanisms of SV formation among primates; Gene duplications; Ancient variation; Local adaptation and impact of culture to genetic variation

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Hans Harmsen

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Archaeologist
Curator
Greenland National Museum and Archives

Research Topics: Human-natural systems; Environmental uncertainty; Coastal archaeology; Industrial heritage; Circumpolar Arctic; GIS and predictive modeling; Disability advocacy.

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Kimberly L. Hart

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Buffalo State

Research Topics: Dr. Hart conducted ethnographic research in villages in western Turkey, 2000-2010. Her doctoral work explored the social, economic, and spiritual consequences of the commodification of a cultural heritage product, handwoven carpets in DOBAG, a women’s cooperative project. In her second project, she studied villagers’ engagement with state policies regarding Sunni Islam, the determination of some to remember cultural Islamic practices, and others to forget them in favor of a purified Islam.

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Linda S. Kahn

Research Topics: Medical anthropology; Health disparities; Chronic illness; Mental illness; Community-based participatory research; North American society

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Priyantha Karunaratne
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Archaeology in Sri Lanka; Early Iron Age, Bronze Age in central Asia; Mortuary archaeology

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Sanna Lipkin

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Grant Researcher
Finnish Cultural Foundation

Research Topics: Textile archaeology; Etruscan archaeology; Social archaeology; Death and burial archaeology

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Susan Margulis

Research Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Canisius College

Research Topics: Evolutionary biology; Animal communication

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Will Meyer

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professional Development Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
Villa Maria College

Research Topics: Archaeology; Historical ecology; Landscape; Ethnohistory & folklore; Cultural memory & heritage; Feminist & queer anthropologies; Gender & sexuality; Religion, ritual, & magic; Europe; Eastern North America; Cultural diversity; Effective strategies for teaching & learning

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Jennifer Muller

Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Biological anthropology; Bioarchaeology; Human paleopathology; Forensic anthropology; Trauma-related morbidity and mortality; Health disparities in disenfranchised people

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Jennifer Ramsay

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Archaeobotany; Subsistence reconstruction; Trade patterns; Environmental change; Land-use patterns

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Mateo Taussig-Rubbo

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
School of Law

Research Topics: Gift, sacrifice and consecration as applied to modern political and legal situations. U.S. immigrants

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Patricia K. Townsend

Research Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Environmental anthropology; Medical anthropology; North America; Papua New Guinea

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Livingston Vance Watrous

Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Eastern Mediterranean archaeology; Bronze Age Greece

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