Faculty A-L

Sabrina C. Agarwal

Associate Professor  |  Archaeology, Biological Anthropology

Archaeology House Head


OFFICE: 212 Archaeological Research Facility

LAB: 195 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: agarwal@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Bioarchaeology, biological and evolutionary anthropology, osteology and osteoporosis, health and disease, paleopathology.


Charles L. Briggs

Professor  |  Folklore, Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology

Folklore Chair, GSI Coordinator


OFFICE: 307 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: clbriggs@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Social/cultural anthropology, especially as relating to linguistic and medical anthropology, narrative, media and mediatization, folklore and performance, racialization, and violence.


Lawrence Cohen

Professor  |  Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology


OFFICE: 319 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: cohen@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Social Cultural Anthropology, Medical and Psychiatric Anthropology, Critical Gerontology, Lesbian and Gay Studies and Feminist and Queer Theory.


Terrence W. Deacon

Professor  |  Biological Anthropology


OFFICE: 329 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: deacon@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Brain development and evolution, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution, emergence.


Mariane C. Ferme

Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology

Curator of African Ethnology for Hearst Museum of Anthropology


OFFICE: 321 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: mcf@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

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

Associate Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology

Curriculum Committee Chair


OFFICE: 323 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: dtf@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Social Cultural Anthropology; Media; Music and Sound; Photography and Cinema; Australia.


Junko Habu

Professor  |  Archaeology


OFFICE: 208 Archaeological Research Facility

LAB: 314 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: habu@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers and small-scale societies; human-environmental dynamics; sedentism; landscape archaeology; sociopolitics of archaeology; climate change; local and global environmental issues; Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.


William F. Hanks

Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology


OFFICE: 315 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: wfhanks@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Maya culture, language in culture, discourse, cognition and communication, shamanism, the logic of anthropological inquiry, anthropology of literature.


Christine Hastorf

Professor  |   Archaeology


OFFICE: 215 Archaeological Research Facility

LAB: 65 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: hastorf@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Food and agriculture, archaeology, political complexity, gender, paleoethnobotany; Andes.


Cori Hayden

Associate Professor  |  Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology


OFFICE: 327 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: cphayden@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Anthropology of science, technology, and medicine; Latin America (particularly Mexico); post-colonial science studies; kinship, gender, and queer studies.


Charles Hirschkind

Associate Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology

Sociocultural House Head


OFFICE: 111 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: chirschk@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Religion, anthropology of the senses, media theory, language and performance, Islam and the Middle East.


James Holston

Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology


OFFICE: 303 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: jholston@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Cities and citizenship; political theory, democracy, and law; planning and architecture; urban ethnography; Brazil, the Americas.


Rosemary Joyce

Professor  |   Archaeology

Graduate Faculty Advisor


OFFICE: 207 Archaeological Research Facility

EMAIL: rajoyce@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Materiality and the archaeology of inequality; gender, sex, and sexuality; cultural heritage policy; Central America and Mexico.


Kent Lightfoot

Professor  |   Archaeology


OFFICE: 213 Archaeological Research Facility

LAB: 55 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: klightfoot@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

North American Archaeology with specialization in California, coastal hunter-gatherers, colonialism.


Xin Liu

Professor  |  Sociocultural Anthropology


OFFICE: 301 Kroeber Hall

EMAIL: xinliu@berkeley.edu


Special Interests

Social cultural anthropology, history and/of anthropology, contemporary trends in social theory, development and culture, China/East Asia.