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Catherine Claus

Catherine Claus

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Acting Assistant Professor

C. Anne Claus is Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department. Her research focuses on the social ecology of marine and coastal environments and the politics of international conservation. Her most recent work analyzes the relationship of Okina... [More]

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Richard Dent

Richard Dent

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Associate Professor

Prof. Dent is the author of Chesapeake Prehistory: Old Traditions, New Directions and a significant number of other publications on the archaeology of the Chesapeake and Middle Atlantic regions. He maintains interests in both prehistoric and historic... [More]

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Dolores Koenig

Dolores Koenig

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Professor

Dolores Koenig is a specialist in international development, interested in both its challenges and its successes. She is especially interested in finding new ways of talking about development and social change that value the experiences of local peop... [More]

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Chapurukha Kusimba

Chapurukha Kusimba

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Professor and Department Chair, Anthropology

Chapurukha (Chap) Kusimba  holds his degrees from Bryn Mawr (PhD) and Kenyatta University in Nairobi. His specialties include the archaeology of complex societies and the origins of inequality, ancient African chiefdoms and states, urbanism in Africa... [More]

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William Leap

William Leap

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Professor

William Leap’s career in public anthropology has included work with American Indian tribes (community organizing, language renewal, teaching retraining), engagements with language, sexuality, and HIV politics in the urban US and urban South Africa, s... [More]

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Adrienne Pine

Adrienne Pine

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Assistant Professor

Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, and Egypt. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, she argues that the symbolic violence resultin... [More]

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Daniel Sayers

Daniel Sayers

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Associate Professor

Trained in philosophy, anthropology, history, and archaeology, Dr. Sayers is a Historical Archaeologist who works in the United States. Currently, his Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study is exploring the social and economic history of communities that... [More]

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Gretchen Schafft

Gretchen Schafft

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Public Anthropologist in Residence

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202-885-1830
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Nina Shapiro-Perl

Nina Shapiro-Perl

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Filmmaker in Residence

Nina Shapiro-Perl is an award-winning producer and director who currently holds the position of Filmmaker-in-Residence at American University, where she teaches and leads the Community Voice Project. Before joining the faculty of American University,... [More]

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Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

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Public Anthropologist in Residence

Taylor had extensive experience in nursing administration and clinical practice when she pursued a career in anthropology focusing on issues of health and gerontology. She directed a graduate program in medical anthropology at Wayne State University ... [More]

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David Vine

David Vine

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Associate Professor

Author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton, 2009), David Vine’s work focuses on issues including U.S. foreign and military policy, military bases, forced displacement, and human rights. He is th... [More]

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Rachel Watkins

Rachel Watkins

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Associate Professor

My research focuses on the biological and social history of African Americans living in the 19th and 20th century urban US. Specifically, I examine the health consequences of poverty and inequality through skeletal and documentary data analysis. I co... [More]

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Brett Williams

Brett Williams

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Professor

Brett Williams began her work as an anthropologist working among migrant farm workers in Illinois, exploring how they coped with terrible poverty and helping them organize a lettuce boycott and raise money for a halfway house. Since coming to Washing... [More]

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Jean Wogaman

Jean Wogaman

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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202-885-1838
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