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Samantha Blatt

Dr. Samantha Blatt

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


  • Human Osteology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Human Evolution

Anthropology Bites: Anthropology of Teeth

Bones, Stones, and Genomes: Human Origins in a Nutshell

Digging and Dealing in Death: Tales of a Bioarchaeologist

Forensic Anthropology: As Not Seen on TV

Dr.Elizabeth Cartwright

Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright

Professor of Anthropology; Registered Nurse


  • Mexico, Peru
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Migrant Farmworkers
  • Immigration and Environmental Health

Medical Anthropology in the Peruvian Andes: Traditions and Culture Change

Dr.John Dudgeon

Dr. John Dudgeon

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy


  • Alaska and Arctic Indigenous Peoples
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Ancient DNA
  • Plant and Animal Microfossils

Science-based Approaches to the Past: Prehistoric Mysteries Solved with Molecular Bioarchaeology

Dr. Jonathan Fardy

Assistant Professor of Art History


  • History of Art (all periods)

  • History of Photography (all periods)

Is Photography Objective?

How to Look at Modern Art


Christian Petersen

Assistant Lecturer of Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Katherine Reedy

Dr. Katherine Reedy

Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology


  • Alaska and Arctic Indigenous Peoples
  • Human-Environmental Relationships
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Community Sustainability

Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Island Anthropology: Indigenous Aleut Fishermen of the Bering Sea and North Pacific

Sarah Robey

Dr. Sarah Robey

Assistant Professor of History


  • Twentieth-century U.S. History
  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • The Cold War 

From the Cold War to the Cloud: A History of the Internet

Dr. Charles Speer

Dr. Charles Speer

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


  • Geochemical analysis and Sourcing of Artifacts
  • Hunter gatherer
  • Mobility
  • Paleoindian Studies
  • Stone Tool Technology
  • 3D Modeling
  • Peopling of the New World

Hunting Mammoths and Mastodons

Making a Mummy

Who were Neandertals?

Dr. Justin Stover

Assistant Professor of History


• Modern Ireland & the Irish Revolution

• First World War

• Nationalism, War & Violence

Ireland through Symbol & Song

War & Peace in Modern Europe

Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas

Senior Lecturer of Anthropology


• Southeast Asia

• Tourism

• Social Change

A Man in a Pink Silk Skirt: Gender Roles in the ‘Hermit Nation” of Burma (Myanmar)

Yolonda Youngs

Dr. Yolonda Youngs

Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Languages


• World Regional Geography

• Cultural and Historical Geography

• Environmental Studies

• Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Explore Your World: Understanding Globalization through Regional Geography

National Parks: Environmental and Social Sustainability

The Earth from Space: Geospatial Technologies and You


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