Core Faculty

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    Karen Bassi, Literature

    Research interests:
    Greek and Latin literatures, gender; literary and cultural theory, pre- and early modern studies, historiography, visual and performance studies.
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    Chelsea Blackmore, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    Mesoamerican archaeology, identity formation, complex societies, class and state formation, gender, and feminist/queer theory
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    Elisabeth Cameron, History of Art and Visual Culture

    Research interests:
    visual cultures of Central Africa, issues of gender, colonialism, post-colonialism and iconoclasm.
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    Jon Daehnke, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    cultural heritage stewardship and law, and the archaeology of the North American Pacific Coast
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    Carolyn Dean, History of Art and Visual Culture

    Research interests:
    Inka (Inca) visual and performance culture before and after Spanish colonization. Indigenous adaptations of Roman Catholicism. Inka stonework in the pre-Hispanic and colonial Andes, as well as the modern imagination.
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    Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    human palaeogenomics & molecular anthropology, the Andes
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    Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    zooarchaeology, African archaeology, pastoralism, colonial New Mexico, Holocene Monterey Bay historical ecology, interpretive theory, visual anthropology, emergence of pastoralism in East Africa, foodways as cultural practices in colonial encounters.

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    Richard Edward Green

    Research Interests:
    Genomics, computational molecular biology, genome assembly, human evolutionary genetics, ancient DNA, high-throughput sequencing, mRNA-processing and alternative splicing
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    Judith Habicht-Mauche, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    the archaeology of middle-range societies, culture contact and trade, material culture and technology, ethnicity and gender, Great Plains and American Southwest.

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    Charles Hedrick, History

    Research interests:
    Ancient Greek and Roman History
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    Paul Koch, Physical and Biological Sciences

    Research interests:
    vertebrate paleoecology and evolution, isotopic or biochemical analysis of animal tissues (teeth, bones, fur, skin, etc.) or environmental samples (soil minerals, fossil plants, etc.).
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    J. Cameron Monroe, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    archaeology of West Africa and the African Diaspora, historical anthropology, social complexity and the state, urbanism, space, landscape and monumentality, culture contact and change, spatial analysis and GIS, West Africa (Bénin) and the Caribbean (Haiti).

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    Beth Shapiro, Physical and Biological Sciences

    Research interests: 
    Molecular evolution; Genome evolution; Ancient DNA, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Paleogenomics
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    Elaine Sullivan, History

    Research interests:
    landscape, construction of communal memory, temples, women and gender, and the use of digital toolkits in historical research, Ancient Egypt

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    Vicky M. Oelze, Anthropology

    Research interests:
    feeding ecology of extant apes and fossil hominins, developing novel biochemical markers for insectivory and meat consumption in great apes, reconstruction of diet and migration in great apes and prehistoric humans, isotope biochemistry and ecology (carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, strontium, oxygen)