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Carl P. Lipo

Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Programs

Environmental Studies Program; Anthropology; 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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Nina M. Versaggi

Retired, 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

Associate 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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D. Andrew Merriwether



Research Interests

  • Ancient DNA/PaleoGenomics
  • Molecular Anthropology
  • Peopling of the New World and The Pacific
  • Plant and Animal Domestication
  • Population Genetics/Phylogenetics
  • Forensic DNA
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Biomedical Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Biology/Molecular Evolution
  • Paleodemography
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Deborah Schechter

Visiting Assistant Professor; Interim Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology


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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Douglas J. Glick

Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

Linguistics Program; Anthropology; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Linguistic anthropology
  • semiotics
  • mass media
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Sabina Perrino

Assistant Professor; Program Director

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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Thomas M. Wilson



Research Interests

  • National identity and nationalism; international borders and frontiers; ethnicity and ethnic conflict; political ritual and symbolism; commercial farming; agrarian economic strategies and politics; public policy and interest group formation; local government and political parties; cinema and popular culture; European integration; the borderlands of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hungary, Canada, and the United States.
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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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