Faculty

University of Louisville Anthropology Faculty Amanuel Beyin, PhD Anna T. Browne Ribeiro, PhD Fabian Crespo, PhD Jonathan Haws, PhD Yvonne V. Jones, PhD Lisa Markowitz, PhD Shawn Parkhurst, PhD Julie Peteet, PhD Angela D. Storey, PhD Christopher Tillquist, PhD Jianhua Zhao, PhD Thomas Jennings, PhD Ashley Smallwood, PhD Kathryn Marklein, PhD

 

Jonathan Haws, PhD

Professor and Department Chair
Director of Portuguese Studies Program

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in archaeology.
Research Interests: Palaeolithic archaeology, European prehistory, coastal settlement patterns, time perspectivism, multi-scale approaches to understanding past human socioecology, zooarchaeology, anthracology, geoarchaeology

Lutz Hall 228
(502) 852-2423
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Amanuel Beyin, PhD

Associate Professor


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

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.

Coasting Out of Africa: Paleolithic Investigation of the Red Sea Basin

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Beyin: Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 204), Principles of Archaeology (ANTH 206), Emergence of Human Culture (ANTH 311), Cultures of Africa (ANTH 323), African Archaeology (ANTH 326), Environmental Archaeology (ANTH 328), Lithic Technology (ANTH 378/578), Contemporary Issues in Anthropology: Technology and Society (ANTH 612)

Lutz Hall 235
(502) 852-2424
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Anna T. Browne Ribeiro, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Human-environment interactions, Amazonian archaeology, social and spatial organization, household and community, geoarchaeology, colonialism, critical historiography, community archaeology

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Browne Ribeiro: Archaeology of Human History (ANTH 203), Amazonian Archaeology and the Future of Tropical Forests (ANTH 364/ HON 341/ HON 351), Ceramic Analysis (ANTH 379/579), Engaged Anthropology (ANTH 475), History of Anthropological Thought (ANTH 508)

Lutz Hall 142
(502) 852-8303
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Fabian Crespo, PhD

Associate Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in human ecological immunology and anthropology of infectious diseases.
Research Interests: Human Immunology, Ecological Immunology, Anthropology of Infectious Diseases; Europe, Latin America.

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Crespo: Biological Anthropology (ANTH 202), Principles of Biological Anthropology (ANTH 207), Human Origins (ANTH 303), Anthropology of Infectious Diseases (ANTH 354), Black Death (ANTH 355)

Lutz Hall 243
(502) 852-2427
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M. Ruth Dike, PhD

Assistant Professor Term

Research Interests: Reproductive Labor; Gender; Social Class; Labor & Identity; Anthropology of the Family; Anthropology of Food; Ethnography; Applied Anthropology; Morocco 

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Dike: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 201), Sex, Gender, & Culture (ANTH 309/WGST 300), Cultures of the Middle East (ANTH 319), Engaged Anthropology (ANTH 475), Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Middle East Anthropology (ANTH 562)

Lutz Hall 205
(502) 852-5575
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Thomas Jennings, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Colonization of North America, hunter-gatherers, geoarchaeology, lithic technologies, Quaternary environments, curation and public archaeology

Lutz Hall 244
(502) 852-0446
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Yvonne V. Jones, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Department of Pan African Studies

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in social and political anthropology.
Research Interests: Social anthropology, nationalism and genocide, Afro-American culture, method and theory, race, ethnicity, public history, Southeast USA.

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Jones: Race, Culture, Identity (ANTH 310/ PAS 368), African American Cultural Traditions (ANTH 318/ PAS 318), Nationalism and State Sanctioned Violence (ANTH 337), Museums and Culture (ANTH 562/PAS 618)

Lutz Hall 241
(502) 852-6864
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Kathryn Marklein, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Research interests: Bioarchaeology, palaeopathology, commingled remains, forensic anthropology, palaeodietary reconstructions, imperialism and colonization, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolian archaeology

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Marklein: Biological Anthropology (ANTH 202), Principles of Biological Anthropology (ANTH 207), The Human Skeleton (ANTH327), Skeletal Forensics (ANTH410), Methods in Skeletal Forensics (ANTH512)

Lutz Hall 243
(502) 852-9024
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Lisa Markowitz, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in Cultural Anthropology, Food and Agriculture, and Latin America.
Research Interests: Rural livelihoods, food studies, social movements, the Andes

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Markowitz: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 201), People and their Food (ANTH 252), Anthropology of Latin America (ANTH 325), Globalizing Inequalities (ANTH 333), History of Anthropological Theory (ANTH 508), Food and Farm Movements in the Americas (ANTH 534), Food Justice (ANTH 626), Contemporary Issues in Anthropology (ANTH 612)

Lutz Hall 231
(502) 852-6864
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Shawn Parkhurst, PhD

Associate Professor

Currently accepting graduate students with interests in cultural anthropology.
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

Lutz Hall 238
(502) 852-2425
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Ashley Smallwood, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Interests:Prehistory of the American Southeast, Paleoindian and Archaic hunter-gatherer adaptations, flaked stone artifact analysis, technological organization, cultural evolution, human-environment interactions.

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Smallwood: Archaeology of Human History (ANTH 203), Rise of Civilizations (ANTH 312), Ice Age People of the Americas (ANTH 380), Engaged Anthropology (co-taught) (ANTH 475), Archaeology Method and Theory (ANTH 509), Special Topic: Ice Age People of the Americas (ANTH 664), Research Design: Archaeology (ANTH 609), Kentucky Archaeology (ANTH 664)


Lutz Hall 244
(502) 852-0446
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Angela D. Storey, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Political anthropology, social movements, environmental anthropology, political ecology, informality, Southern Africa

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Storey: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 201), Ecology, Politics & Culture (ANTH 332/522), Cultures of Africa (ANTH 323/PAS 383), Practicum in Anthropology Education (ANTH 430), Engaged Anthropology (ANTH 475), Ethnographic Methods & Research Design (ANTH 511/611)

Lutz Hall 239
502) 852-3012
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Christopher Tillquist, PhD

Associate Professor


Currently accepting graduate students with interests in evolutionary and molecular anthropology.
Research and Scholarly Interests: Anthropological genetics, humans and disease, human variation, history of evolutionary theory.

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Tillquist: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 202, ANTH 207, ANTH 111); Darwin (ANTH 307), Primates (ANTH 308), Medical Anthropology (ANTH 351), Engaged Anthropology- team taught (ANTH 475), History of Anthropology (ANTH 508), Methods in Biological Anthropology (ANTH 510), Nutritional Anthropology (ANTH 535), Research Design: Biological Anthropology (ANTH 610)

Jianhua Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor


Currently accepting graduate students with interests in cultural anthropology.
Research Interests: Globalization, capitalism, family and kinship, social change, clothing and the clothing industry, anthropological political economy, China and East Asia

Lutz Hall 236
(502) 852-3078
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