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

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Faudree, Paja LInterim Chair of Anthropology

Faculty Positions

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Al-Ali, Nadje SRobert Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies

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Anderson, Douglas DProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Anderson, Wanni WAdjunct Professor Emerita of Anthropology

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Babcock, JoshuaAssistant Professor of Anthropology

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Carter, Rebecca LouiseAssociate Professor of Anthropology

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Faudree, Paja LAssociate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Linguistics

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Fruzzetti, Lina MPaul R. Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science

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Gutmann, Matthew CProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Heath, Dwight BProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Houston, Stephen DDupee Family Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology

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Jay, Robert RavenelleProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Jusionyte, IevaWatson Family University Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology

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Kertzer, David IPaul R. Dupee, Jr. University Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Italian Studies

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Krech, ShepardProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Leinaweaver, Jessaca BProfessor of Anthropology

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Leis, Philip EProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Lennon, MylesAssistant Professor of Environment and Society and Anthropology

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Lutz, Catherine AThomas J. Watson, Jr. Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Studies

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Mason, Katherine AAssociate Professor of Anthropology

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Morell-Hart, ShantiAssociate Professor of Anthropology

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Preucel, Robert WJames Manning Professor of Anthropology

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Rubertone, Patricia EProfessor of Anthropology

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Scherer, Andrew KAssociate Professor of Anthropology

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Smith, Daniel JordanCharles C. Tillinghast, Jr. Professor of International Studies

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Townsend, Nicholas WilliamProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Van Dommelen, PeterProfessor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Anthropology

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VanValkenburgh, ParkerAssociate Professor of Anthropology

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Warren, Kay BProfessor Emerita of Anthropology