Faculty

Assistant Professor 

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Professor Antoniou specializes in community-engaged methods, collaborative & applied anthropology, community-based participatory research, Indigenous foodways, food sovereignty and Indigenous rights, pacific northwest of North America, zooarchaeology, historical & contemporary archaeology.

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Assistant Professor

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Professor Arnold specializes in linguistic anthropology, racism in language, and anthropology and social justice, especially in reference to American and Salvadoran society.

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Provost Professor, UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology and MIT Professor of Anthropology
Director and PI, Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science

Sonya Atalay

Professor Atalay specializes in Native American archaeology

Sonya Atalay

Associate 5 College Professor

Felicity Aulino

Professor Aulino specializes in medical anthropology, and critical phenomenology, especially in relation to Buddhism and Thai culture

Felicity Aulino

Professor

Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Professor Baptiste specializes in African Diaspora theory/archaeology, Black feminist theory, and black culture in North America and the Caribbean

Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Assistant Professor

Nicholas Caverly

Professor Caverly specializes in the study of racism and structural societal inequalities

Nicholas Caverly

Professor

Todd Disotell

Professor Disotell specializes in primate evolution, human variation, and biological anthropology

Todd Disotell

Assistant Professor

Achsah Dorsey

Professor Dorsey specializes in human biology, child development/nutrition, and anthropology of South America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Achsah Dorsey

Visiting Lecturer

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Professor Everhart specializes in linguistic anthropology, language variation, language standardization, accent discrimination, accessibility, intelligibility, life histories, northern Japan (Touhoku), Western Pennsylvania

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Professor 

Krista Harper

Professor Harper specializes in urban infrastructure and human interaction with the environment

Krista Harper

Chair and Professor of Anthropology

Julie Hemment

Professor Hemment specializes in Russian culture, post-socialism, and feminist anthropology

Julie Hemment

Professor and Graduate Program Director

Brigitte Holt

Professor Holt specializes in the Ice Age, the archaeology of Europe, and the biocultural evolution of the genus Homo

Brigitte Holt

Professor and Director of ISSR

Jason Kamilar

Professor Kamilar specializes in primatology, and the anthropology of Africa and Madagascar

Jason Kamilar

Professor, Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award (on leave 2024-25)

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Professor Krause specializes in sociocultural anthropology, and the anthropology of Italy and the United States

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Lecturer

Johanna Pacyga

Professor Pacyga specializes in historical anthropology and colonialism

Johanna Pacyga

Associate Professor

Ventura Perez

Professor Perez specializes in the study of Mexico and the American Southwest

Ventura Perez

Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Advising

Sarah Reedy

Professor Reedy specializes in bioarchaeology and Industrial Europe

Sarah Reedy

Senior Lecturer

Jennifer Sandler

Professor Sandler specializes in ethnography, social change, and neoliberalism in the US and Mexico

Jennifer Sandler

Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director

Boone Shear

Professor Shear specializes in political ecology, community organizing, and activism

Boone Shear

Professor

Lynette Leidy Sievert

Professor Sievert specializes in biological anthropology, and the study of the US and Mexico

Lynette Leidy Sievert

Assistant Professor

Haeden Stewart

Professor Stewart specializes in contemporary archaeology and political ecology

Haeden Stewart

Professor
Dean, Graduate School

Jacqueline Urla

Professor Urla specializes in language activism and minority languages

Jacqueline Urla

Associate Professor

Amanda Walker-Johnson

Professor Walker-Johnson specializes in critical race theory, intersectionality, and racial politics

Amanda Walker-Johnson