Non-Departmental Grad Faculty members

Ousseina Alidou

(PhD Indiana U; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies) Linguistics, comparative cultural studies, literacy, women's studies; Francophone Afro-Islamic Africa

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Christina M. Bergey

Dr. Bergey will be accepting applications for Doctoral students who wish to enter the Human Evolutionary Science Program in Fall 2020.

Bergey photo lrg(PhD NYU, 2015; Assistant Professor, Genetics, SAS) Human and non-human primate evolutionary genetics, hunter-gatherers, adaptation, hybridization, malaria and vector biology; Uganda.

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Myra Bluebond-Langer

(PhD U Illinois, 1975; Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers-Camden) Medical anthropology, childhood socialization, psychological anthropology (Associate Member)

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R. Brian Ferguson

(PhD Columbia, 1988; Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers-Newark) War, policing, contemporary "ethnic conflict", state-tribe interaction, historical ecology; lowland South America, Puerto Rico (Associate Member).

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Peter J. Guarnaccia

(PhD U Connecticut, 1984; Post-doctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, 1984-86; Prof, Human Ecology, SEBS; Investigator, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research) Medical anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, anthropology and epidemiology, Hispanics in the US, culture change and migration; Puerto Rico, Mexico.

Alex Hinton

(PhD Emory 1977; Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers-Newark) Sociocultural and psychological anthropology, genocide and political violence; culture and mind; globalization and modernity, anthropological and critical theory; Cambodia, Southeast Asia (Associate Member)

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Walton Johnson

(PhD U London, 1971; Associate Professor of African Studies, SAS) Cultural anthropology, race relations, religion; Southern Africa

Pamela McElwee

(PhD Yale, 2003; Associate Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS)  Environmental anthropology, political ecology, international development, climate change, conservation, nonhuman natures and multispecies ethnography, science and technology studies, Southeast Asia, Vietnam.

Trinidad Rico

Untitled(PhD Stanford, 2011; Assistant Professor and Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Department of Art History, Rutgers) Ethnographic heritage, risk and disasters, archaeological and heritage ethics, secrecy, Islam, South America.

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Genese Sodikoff

(PhD Michigan, 2005; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers-Newark) Environmental anthropology, human-animal relations, financialized nature, extinction, conservation, mining, zoonosis, Madagascar, Africa, US (Associate Member)

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