Prize-Winning Faculty and Students

Anthropology Faculty, Students
Garner Awards

Faculty and students in Anthropology and Human Paleobiology have received numerous prizes and awards in recent years, including four Trachtenberg Awards for Scholarship and three different teaching awards. See our Faculty-Graduate Student Prizes and Awards and Undergraduate Student Awards pages.

Faculty

Anthropology Department Faculty & Researchers

The department chair is Chet Sherwood.

To see prizes and awards received by our faculty and students, click here.

Full-Time Faculty

 
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Dr. Ken Brown
Attiya Ahmad

Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
ahmada@email.gwu.edu
 
Gender and feminist studies; Islam and Muslim societies; transnationalism and globalization; migration and diaspora studies; tourism studies; Middle East and South Asia.
Professor Sergio Almecija

Sergio Almécija


Assistant Professor of Anthropology
almecija@email.gwu.edu

 
Hominid paleobiology; modeling morphological evolution in humans and apes; early hominins, fossil apes.
Dr. Andrew Barr

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
wabarr@gwu.edu
 
Paleoanthropology, paleoecology, environmental and ecological context of early human evolution; Africa
Dr. Jeffrey Blomster
Jeffrey Blomster

Associate Professor of Anthropology
blomster@gwu.edu
 
Rise of complex societies, especially in Mesoamerica; symbolism and ideology, archaeological approaches to gender, ceramic analysis
Dr. Brenda Bradley
Brenda Bradley

Associate Professor of Anthropology
brendajbradley@gmail.com
 
Evolutionary genomics, molecular anthropology, molecular ecology, population genetics, evolution of hair, vision, and pigmentation in primates
David Braun
 
Associate Professor of Anthropology
 
Hominin evolution, archaeology of the East African Pleistocene, early hominin technology and behavior, stone tools
Dr. Alison Brook
Alison S. Brooks

Professor of Anthropology
abrooks@gwu.edu
 
Early modern humans, Paleolithic archaeology, physical anthropology, paleoanthropology, ethnoarchaeology, geochronology
Dr. Eric Cline
Eric H. Cline

Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and History
ehcline@gwu.edu
 
International trade and relations in the ancient Mediterranean; Bronze Age archaeology; ancient Israel, Egypt, and Greece. military history of the Mediterranean area
Dr. Alexander Dent
Alexander S. Dent

Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
asdent@gwu.edu
 
Public/popular culture, language, media, rural-urban relations, ethnomusicology; Brazil, Latin America
Dr. Mark C. Edberg
Mark C. Edberg

Associate Professor of Prevention and Community Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs
medberg@gwu.edu
 
Public health issues among marginal populations, especially immigrants and refugees; violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS risk; Latin America, Caribbean, urban U.S.
Dr. Ilana Feldman
Ilana Feldman

Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs
ifeldman@gwu.edu
 
Historical anthropology, government and bureaucracy, humanitarianism, citizenship, colonialism, policing and security; Middle East, especially Palestine
Dr. Roy Grinker
Roy Richard Grinker

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
rgrink@gwu.edu
 
Social organization, ethnicity and nationalism, autism and psychological anthropology, gender, museum anthropology, hunter-gathereres; Africa, Korea
Hugh Gusterson
Hugh Gusterson

Professor of International Affairs and Anthropology
guster@gwu.edu
 
Militarism, nuclear culture, anthropology of science, ethics, international security, public anthropology, methods
Joel C. Kuipers
Joel C. Kuipers

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
kuipers@gwu.edu
 
Linguistic anthropology, ethnography of speaking, ethnoscience, ritual, gender, nationalism, politics of culture; Indonesia
Dr. John Lill
Stephen C. Lubkemann

Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
sl02@gwu.edu
 
Transnationalism and diasporas, refugees and displacement, humanitarian action, international development, political conflict; ethnohistory, maritime archaeology; Africa, African diasporas
Shannon McFarlin
Shannon McFarlin

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
 
Bone and tooth microanatomy and how it reveals aspects of the growth and development, life history, behavior, and environments of primates and other animals
 
Barbara D. Miller
 
Professor of International Affairs and Anthropology
 
Social change and development, medical anthropology, health and demography, gender; India
Carson Murray
Carson Murray

Associate Professor of Anthropology
 
Adaptive value of social relationships, both on a behavioral and a biochemical level, among chimpanzees; effects of maternal stress and behavior on offspring
Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and of Anthropology
 
Development theory, democracy development, media and development, culture and politics, indigenous rights; Central Asia, former Soviet Union, China
 
Moses Schanfield
Moses Schanfield

Professor of Forensic Sciences and Anthropology
 
Applied and anthropological genetics, forensic genetics, paternity testing, evolutionary biology of the human immune system
Robert Shepherd
Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
 
Anthropology of development, cultural heritage, human rights, contemporary China
Chet Sherwood
Chet Sherwood

Professor of Anthropology
 
Evolution of the primate brain; biological bases of human cognitive abilities; primatology 
Elanah Uretsky
Elanah Uretsky

Assistant Professor of Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs
 
Medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission, research methods; China
Sarah E. Wagner
Sarah E. Wagner

Associate Professor of Anthropology
 
War and memory, nationalism, biotechnology and forensic science, post-conflict social reconstruction, migration and diaspora, military culture; Bosnia and Herzegovina, U.S.
Bernard Wood
Bernard Wood

University Professor of Human Origins
bwood@gwu.edu

Anatomy, paleoanthropology, phylogeny reconstruction, hominin systematics, dental evolution, evolvability within the hominin clade, diet reconstruction