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William H. Isbell

Research Interests

  • Anthropology and archaeology of the Americas
  • Andean prehistory
  • ancient cultures of Peru and Bolivia
  • Wari and the Central Andean middle horizon
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Carl P. Lipo

Professor; Professor/Director of Environmental Studies; Associate Dean for Research and Programs

Anthropology; Environmental Studies Program; Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Evolution of Past Human Populations
  • Models of Cultural Transmission
  • Methods in Remote Sensing, Geophysics
  • North American Prehistory, Prehistory of the Pacific
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David W. Mixter

Research Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies Program; Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the Ancient Maya
  • Comparative Studies of Societal Collapse and Recovery
  • Frontiers and Early Complexity
  • Social Dynamics of Urban Landscapes
  • Collective Memory
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis
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Matthew Sanger

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the Southeast United States
  • Emergent Complexity in Hunter-Gatherer Groups
  • Geophysical Surveys and Aerial Imaging
  • Ceramic Analyses
  • Public Engagement and Indigenous
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Nina M. Versaggi

Senior Research Associate

Public Archaeology Facility

Research Interests

  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Northeastern U.S. Archaeology
  • Hunter-Gatherer Land Use Patterns
  • American Battlefield Archaeology
  • Native American Consultations
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Biological Anthropology

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Elizabeth DiGangi

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Population-specific standards
  • Age-at-death estimation
  • Trauma analysis
  • Prehistoric and historic health; stress; and well-being
  • Latin America; Caribbean; Europe
  • Bioarchaeology; Paleopathology
  • North Africa
  • North America
  • Ancestry & social race
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Gary D. James

Distinguished Service Professor/Director of IPPHC; Director

Anthropology; IPPHC

Research Interests

  • Human population biology
  • Chronic disease and stress/allostasis
  • human adaptability/human ecology
  • cardiovascular disease and hypertension in women
  • biostatistics
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Deborah Schechter

Visiting Assistant Professor


Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Risk-taking behavior
  • Biocultural models of health and disease
  • Community-based research methods
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Linguistic Anthropology

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Sabina Perrino

Assistant Professor

Anthropology; Linguistics Program

Research Interests

  • Intimacy in Interaction
  • Language use in Ethnomedical Encounters & Political Speeches
  • Oral Narratives as Discursive Practices
  • Racialized Language in Everyday Conversation
  • Spatiotemporal Relations (Chronotope)
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Sociocultural Anthropology

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Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Associate Professor


Research Interests

  • Critical Medical Anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Disability Studies
  • Global Social Theory
  • The Biology of Everyday Life
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