The Department of Anthropology is home to a vibrant community of faculty, students, and staff broadly interested in the study of humanity, past and present. Brown's socio-cultural and linguistic anthropologists are engaged in ethnography across the globe. The department's anthropological archaeologists are focused in the study of the material remains of the ancient, historic, and modern Americas.

Current faculty and students are especially engaged in research related to issues of power, violence, politics, health, and population.  The photographs found throughout the department website were taken by our faculty during their fieldwork.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

Smith, Daniel, Chair of Anthropology

Faculty Positions

Anderson, Douglas, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Besky, Sarah, Charles Evans Hughes 1881 Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International and Public Affairs

Besky, Sarah, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Anthropology

Carter, Rebecca Louise, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies

Faudree, Paja, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Fruzzetti, Lina, Professor of Anthropology

Glasser, Irene, Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology

Gould, Richard, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Gutmann, Matthew, Professor of Anthropology

Heath, Dwight, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Houston, Stephen, Dupee Family Professor of Social Science

Houston, Stephen, Professor of Anthropology

Jay, Robert, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Kertzer, David, Paul R. Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science

Kertzer, David, Professor of Anthropology

Krech III, Shepard, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Leinaweaver, Jessaca, Professor of Anthropology

Leis, Philip, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Lutz, Catherine, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies

Lutz, Catherine, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Anthropology

Manderson, Lenore, Visiting Professor of Anthropology

Mason, Katherine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Preucel, Robert, Professor of Anthropology

Preucel, Robert, James Manning Professor of Anthropology

Rubertone, Patricia, Professor of Anthropology

Scherer, Andrew, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Singh, Bhrigupati, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Smith, Daniel, Professor of Anthropology

Townsend, Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Van Dommelen, Peter, Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology

Van Dommelen, Peter, Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Anthropology

VanValkenburgh, Parker, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Warren, Kay, Professor Emerita of Anthropology