Faculty & Staff

Information about the faculty and staff in the Anthropology Department at the University of Louisville

Faculty

Amanuel Beyin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in Paleolithic Archaeology (African focus), early human dispersal, stone tool technology and the transition to food production

Education: Stony Brook University

Research interests: The archaeology of human origins and dispersal, stone tool technology, shoreline (coastal) adaptation, paleoenvironment and the transition to food production with a geographic focus on northeast Africa and the Red Sea basin.

Contact information:
Site:Dr. Beyin's Research
External Site:Dr. Beyin's Google Site
Office: Room 235 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology
Phone: (502) 852-2424
Email:amanuel.beyin@louisville.edu

Fabian Crespo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in human ecological immunology and anthropology of infectious diseases.

Education: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Interests: Human Immunology, Ecological Immunology, Anthropology of Infectious Diseases; Europe, Latin America.

Contact Information:
Site: Dr. Crespo's Research
Office: Room 243 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-2427

Email:Dr. Crespo

 

Phil DiBlasi, M.S.

Staff Archaeologist

Education: University of Louisville

Research Interests: Ohio Valley archaeology, historic cemeteries, cave archaeology

Contact Information:
Site:P.J. DiBlasi
Office: 1820 Arthur Street, Archaeology and Transportation Building

Phone: (502) 852-6724

Email:Phil DiBlasi

 

John Hale, Ph.D., Professor (Affiliated)

Director of the Liberal Studies Program

Education: Cambridge University

Research Interests: Nautical and underwater archaeology, ancient oracle sites, radiocarbon dating of mortar, rural life in the western Roman empire.

Contact Information:
Office: Department of Anthropology, Lutz Hall

Phone: (502) 852-2248

Email:Dr. Hale

 

Jonathan Haws, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Advising Coordinator and Chair

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in archaeology.

Co-Director of Portuguese Studies Program

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Palaeolithic archaeology, European prehistory, coastal settlement patterns, time perspectivism, multi-scale approaches to understanding past human socioecology, Mediterranean-type environments, zooarchaeology, anthracology, geoarchaeology

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Haws' Research; Portuguese Studies ProgramPages
Office: Room 236 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-2423

Email:Dr. Haws

 

David Hoefer, M.A., Adjunct Lecturer

Education: University of Louisville

Research interests: Zooarchaeology; taphonomy; prehistoric hunting and fishing; rise of social and political complexity; origins of the state

Contact information:
Site:David Hoefer's research
Office: Room 245 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology
Phone: (502) 767-3931
Email:d0hoef01@louisville.edu

 

Yvonne V. Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Also Associate Professor in the Department of Pan African Studies

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in social and political anthropology.

Education: American University

Research Interests: Social anthropology, nationalism and genocide, Afro-American culture, method and theory, race, ethnicity, public history, Southeast USA.

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Jones' Research
Office: Room 241 Department of Anthropology, Lutz Hall

Phone: (502) 852-6864
Email: Dr. Jones

 

Lisa Markowitz, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Now accepting graduate students with interests in Cultural Anthropology, Food and Agriculture, and Latin America.

Education: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Research Interests: Rural livelihoods, food studies, globalization, Latin America

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Markowitz's Research
Office: Room 231 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-6864

Email:Dr. Markowitz

 

Shawn Parkhurst, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in cultural anthropology.

Co-Director of Portuguese Studies Program

Education: University of California-Berkeley

Research Interests: Space, place and power; regional and national cultures; equality, inequality, gender, class culture; Europe, Mediterranean, Iberia; the history of anthropology and the social sciences

Contact Information:
Site: Dr. Parkhurst's Research
Office: Room 238 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-2425
Fax: (502) 852-4560

Email: Dr. Parkhurst

 

Julie Peteet, Ph.D., Professor

Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in displacement, political violence, the Middle East, and cultural heritage.

Education: Wayne State University

Research Interests: Space, political violence, Palestine, displacement, human rights, the Middle East, and cultural heritage

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Peteet's Research
Office: Room 239 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology
Phone: (502) 852-6864

Email:Dr. Peteet

 

Frances Purifoy, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Education: University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Education and culture, gender, biological anthropology

Contact Information:
Office: Room 245 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-6864

Email:Dr. Purifoy

 

Karl Swinehart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Affiliated)

Education: University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: linguistic anthropology, education, language and social groups

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Swinehart's academic profile
Office: Room 106 Bingham Humanities Building, Department of Linguistics
Phone: (267) 253-7307
Email:Dr. Swinehart

 

Christopher Tillquist, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Director of Minor in Global Public Health and Minor in Forensic Anthropology

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in evolutionary and molecular anthropology.

Education: PhD, University of Arizona; MPH, Arizona College of Public Health

Research and Scholarly Interests: Anthropological genetics, humans and disease, human variation, history of evolutionary theory.

Contact Information:
Site:MAPS Group Website
Office: Room 242 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

Phone: (502) 852-2422

Email:Dr. Tillquist

 

Jeneen Wiche, M.A., Lecturer

Education: University of Arizona

Research Interests: Federal Indian policy, American Indian women, Food and body politic

Contact Information:
Office: Room 245 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology 
Phone: (502) 852-6864 
Email:Jeneen Wiche

 

Jianhua Zhao, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in cultural anthropology, fashion, kinship, political economy, and East Asia.

Education: University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: Globalization, capitalism, family and kinship, social change, clothing and the clothing industry, anthropological political economy, China

Contact Information:
Site:Dr. Zhao's research
Office: Room 235 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology
Phone: (502) 852-3078

Fax: (502) 852-4560 
Email: Dr. Zhao

 

 

 

    Emeriti Faculty

    Russell Reid, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

    Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Research Interests: Biological anthropology, nutrition, genetics, kinship and marriage systems, South Asia.

    Contact Information:
    Office: Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology
    Phone: (502) 852-6864

     

    Edwin Segal, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

    Education: Indiana University

    Research Interests: Africa, Central Asia, Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, Development

    Contact Information:
    Office: Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology

    Phone: (502) 852-6864
    Email: Dr. Segal

     

      Administrative Support

      Shelia H. Day, Academic Advisor

      Contact Information:
      Office: Room 205, Lutz Hall 

      Phone: (502) 852-5575
      Email:Shelia Day

       

      Paula Huffman, Program Assistant Senior

      Contact Information:
      Office: Room 230 Lutz Hall, Department of Anthropology 

      Phone: (502) 852-2421
      Fax: (502) 852-4560
      Email: Paula Huffman

       

      Sharon O'Bryan, Unit Business Manager

      Contact Information:
      Office: Room 210 Lutz Hall, Departments of Anthropology and Geography/Geosciences
      Phone: (502) 852-2739

      Email:Sharon O'Bryan