Anthropology

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Faculty

The Anthropology Department has five faculty members (three sociocultural anthropologists, one biological anthropologist, and one archaeologist). We are all are active scholars, with area specializations in Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and modern U.S. society. Our relatively small size allows you to work closely and intensively with professors while allowing for considerable freedom for those students who wish to pursue independent studies.

Laurian Bowles

Laurian Bowles
Ph.D. Temple University

I am a cultural and visual anthropologist whose research interests include ethnographic photography, Africa and the Diaspora, gender, urbanization, the anthropology of race, and transnationalism.

Helen Cho

Helen Cho
Ph.D. University of Missouri at Columbia

I am a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on human skeletal biology, bone histology, and forensic anthropology.

Nancy Fairley

Nancy Fairley
Ph.D. State University New York, Stony Brook

I am a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include social anthropology, religion, Africa, and African Americans. I teach courses about ethnic relations in America, art, African civilizations, and Africanisms in American Culture.

Eriberto Lozada

Fuji Lozada
Ph.D. Harvard University

I am a sociocultural anthropologist and have examined contemporary issues in Chinese society ranging from religion and politics, food, popular culture and globalization, sports and society issues, and the cultural impact of science and technology.

William Ringle

William Ringle (Chair)
Ph.D. Tulane University

I am an archaeologist focused on Mesoamerica, especially the ancient Maya civilization. My interests include urbanism and settlement patterns, art and epigraphy, Geographic Information Systems and computer applications.

Matt Samson

Matt Samson
Ph.D. State University of New York, Albany

I am a sociocultural anthropologist interested in indigenous culture and religious change in Latin America, particularly among the Maya in Guatemala, as well as in environmental sustainability and development, humanistic anthropology, and issues of social justice and human rights.