Faculty

Sabrina C AGARWAL
Associate Professor
Curriculum Committee Chair
Office 212 College, Lab 195 Kroeber
Office 2-4489
agarwal@berkeley.edu
Bioarchaeology, biological and evolutionary anthropology, osteology and osteoporosis, health and disease, paleopathology.
Stanley H. BRANDES
Professor
Undergraduate Advisor, Sociocultural Anthropology
309 Kroeber
2-6945
brandes@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Th 10-12 in Room 309 Kroeber Hall
Ritual and religion; food and drink; the anthropology of alcohol use; visual anthropology; and the cultural anthropology of Mediterranean Europe and Latin America (emphasis on Spain and Mexico).
Charles L. Briggs
Professor
Folklore Chair; GSI Coordinator
307 Kroeber
643-2012
clbriggs@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Mondays 9:20-11:50; please use sign-up sheet on door
Social/cultural anthropology, especially as relating to linguistic and medical anthropology, narrative, media and mediatization, folklore and performance, racialization, and violence
Lawrence COHEN
Professor
Graduate Advisor for Medical Anthropology
319 Kroeber
cohen@berkeley.edu
Social Cultural Anthropology, Medical and Psychiatric Anthropology, Critical Gerontology, Lesbian and Gay Studies and Feminist and Queer Theory.
329 Kroeber, Lab 332 Kroeber
deacon@berkeley.edu
Brain development and evolution, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution, emergence.
Nicholas Dirks
Chancellor
chancellor@berkeley.edu
Mariane C FERME
Associate Professor
321 Kroeber Hall
2-2958
mcf@berkeley.edu
Office hours: On Sabbatical 2015-16
West Africa and Sierra Leone; sociocultural theory and methods; history of anthropology; the political imagination; access to justice and transitional justice institutions; materiality; rural livelihoods.
Daniel Fisher
Assistant Professor
323 Kroeber
dtfisher@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Thursdays, 11:30 - 1:30
Social Cultural Anthropology; Anthropology of Media; Aboriginal Australia; Music and Sound; Art and Expressive Practice; Photography; Ethnographic Film and Video; Citizenship and the State; Bureaucracy
Junko Habu
Professor
2251 College, Room 203; Lab 312 and 314 Kroeber
Office: 3-2645, Lab: 3-2837
habu@berkeley.edu
Office hours: On Leave Fall 2015
Hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement, prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers in Japan, East Asian archaeology, ceramic analysis, historical archaeology in Japan, archaeology and society.
William F. Hanks
Professor
315 Kroeber
wfhanks@berkeley.edu
Maya culture, language in culture, discourse, cognition and communication, shamanism, the logic of anthropological inquiry, anthropology of literature.
215 2251 College Buildings (ARF)
Office 2-5457, Lab: 4-4498
hastorf@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Monday 3-5 PM (ARF office), Friday 1-2 PM at 65 Kroeber Hall
Food and agriculture, archaeology, political complexity, gender, paleoethnobotany; Andes.
Cori Hayden
Department Chair and Associate Professor
327 Kroeber Hall (Academic office); 213 Kroeber Hall (Chair's office)
cphayden@berkeley.edu
Office hours: TUES 1-4pm @ 327 Kroeber (Spring 2016)
Anthropology of science, technology, and medicine; Latin America (particularly Mexico); post-colonial science studies; kinship, gender, and queer studies.
Charles Hirschkind
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for Social Anthropology, Socio-Cultural House Head
113 Kroeber
chirschk@berkeley.edu
Religion, anthropology of the senses, media theory, language and performance, Islam and the Middle East.
James Holston
Professor
303 Kroeber
3-1688
jholston@berkeley.edu
Cities and citizenship; political theory, democracy, and law; planning and architecture; urban ethnography; Brazil, the Americas.
Rosemary JOYCE
Professor
Graduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology
2251 College Room 207
rajoyce@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Tuesday 3-5 and by appointment
Materiality and the archaeology of inequality; gender, sex, and sexuality; cultural heritage policy; Central America and Mexico.
Kent Lightfoot
Professor
Undergraduate Advisor
2251 College Building, Room 213
510-642-1309
klightfoot@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Monday 4:00-5:00, Thursday 3:00-5:00
North American Archaeology with specialization in California, coastal hunter-gatherers, colonialism
Xin LIU
Professor
301 Kroeber Hall
2-0705
xinliu@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Wednesday 12-3pm
Social cultural anthropology, history and/of anthropology, contemporary trends in social theory, development and culture, China/East Asia.
Lisa A. Maher
Assistant Professor
Room 204, ARF
maher@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Tuesdays 11am-12pm, and by appointment
Prehistoric Archaeology; geoarchaeology; micromorphology; Palaeolithic, Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic periods; hunter-gatherers; anthropological approaches to technology; lithic technology, analysis, and production; emergence of complexity; origins of agriculture; Pleistocene/Holocene transition; mortuary archaeology; Near East, North Africa and Arabia; public archaeology
Saba MAHMOOD
Professor
Graduate Faculty Advisor
117 Kroeber
(510)664-4497
smahmood@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Fall 2015: Wednesday 11:30am--1:00 pm
Religion, secularism, law and politics, ethics, gender and sexuality, violence, Islam, the Middle East, Europe, South Asia.
Donald S. Moore
Associate Professor
Room 331
2-8357
dsmoore@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Monday, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Sign up sheet posted on the front door
Cultural politics; race, ethnicity, and identity; spatiality and power; governmentality; development; environment; postcolonial theory; Africa
Laura NADER
Professor
313 Kroeber
2-1218
notavalidemail@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Tue/Wed 12:30-2
Cultural anthropology, comparative methods, law, dispute resolution, controlling processes, kinships, professional mind-sets, Middle East, Mexico, and U.S.
Karen Nakamura
Professor
Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies
karen.nakamura@berkeley.edu Cultural anthropology; Disability Studies; LGBT movements; minority social movements and identity politics; visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking, Japan
Aihwa ONG
Professor, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology
314 Kroeber Hall
aihwaong@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Mon 10-30 to 12pm
Science, Technology, & Society; Anthropology of Citizenship, Neoliberalism, Modernity; Contemporary Chinese Art; Selected interests in Southeast Asia, China, and U.S.A.
Stefania Pandolfo
Professor
Medical Anthropology Director
201 Kroeber
2-9229
pandolfo@berkeley.edu
Cultural Anthropology, theories of subjectivity, postcolonial criticism, anthropology and literature; Islam, Middle East and the Maghreb
Paul M. RABINOW
Professor
311 Kroeber
2-2634
rabinow@berkeley.edu
Cultural anthropology, philosophy of human and life sciences, modernity, the contemporary; France.
305 Kroeber
2-8431
nsh@berkeley.edu
Critical Medical Anthropology, the anthropology of violence, madness and culture, inequality and marginality, childhood and the family, Ireland, Brazil, Cuba, South Africa.
Jun Sunseri
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology
Room 214, Archaeological Research Facility
Office: 664-4888, Lab: 2-4105
jsunseri@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm
Colonialism, Foodways, Landscapes, Historical and Contemporary Archaeology, Preservation and Heritage, Southwest US and Northern South Africa
Laurie WILKIE
Professor
2251 College, Room 208; Lab 55 Kroeber
3-0677
lawilkie@berkeley.edu
Historical and Contemporary Archaeology, Preservation and Heritage, Household archaeology, US and Caribbean
Alexei YURCHAK
Associate Professor, Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (also: Core Faculty Member at the Dept. of Dance, Theater and Performance Studies)
Kroeber Hall, room 119
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yurchak@berkeley.edu
Office hours: Monday 11am - 1pm
Communism and post-communism, Political Anthropology, Linguistic anthropology, Media and Mediation, Utopias, History, Cold War, Discourse, Subject, Ideology, Sovereignty, Russia, Soviet and post-Soviet world, Irony, Performance and performativity.