The Department of Anthropology

About Us

Full time and Affiliate Faculty

Bennett, Alex

Blair, Zulema 9.63.26 NB

Bornstein, Avram  9.63.18 NB

Buddenhagen, Anne  9.63.13 NB

Channel, Emily

Curtis, Ric  9.63.13 NB

Eady, Carole  9.63.29 NB

Eichenbaum, Joshua

Fernando, Daniel

Finkelstein, Marni 

Furst, R.Terry  9.63.16 NB

Goldsmith, Doug  9.63.26 NB

Gelpi, Camila   9.63.27 NB

Guerra, Libertad 

Hegeman, Elizabeth  9.63.21 NB

Heyaca, Maria  9.63.27 NB

Hollander, Robert  9.63.26 NB

Illickal, Manoj  9.63.26 NB

Kimora  9.63.26 NB

Lee, Anru  9.63.12 NB

Lessinger, Johanna 9.63.31 NB

Majoor, Bart

Marcus, Anthony  9.63.22 NB

Mattioli, Fabio

McDonald, Emily

McLean, Katherine 

Nanda, Serena  9.63.31 NB

Pass, Michael  9.63.17 NB

Price, Barbara 

Rivera, Joyce  9.63.27 NB

Ruggiero, Raymond  9.63.32 NB

Sgambati, Albert  9.63.32 NB

Snajdr, Edward  9.63.19 NB

Stathas, Lisa Robbins 9.63.27 NB

Tekay, Cihan

Tovar, Pratricia  9.63.14 NB

Trinch, Shonna  9.63.15 NB

Vasquez, Jose

Waterston, Alisse  9.63.20 NB

Wolf, Christina  9.63.17 NB 

The Department of Anthropology

Our Faculty: nationally and internationally renown scholars


Topics of Research:

Poverty and homelessness, illicit drug dealing, teenage prostitution

Urbanization, mass transit systems, neighborhood revitalization

Political prisoners and the Military-Enforcement Normal

Social movements and legal reform

Global Health, HIV/AIDS, social suffering

Structural, Political & Interpersonal Violence:

domestic violence; ethnic violence; inequality; genocide; war

International development and resource extraction projects:

 oil production, timber, mining; environmental politics; microfinance


Settings of Research:

from Palestine to Poland

from the streets of New York to the transit systems of Taiwan

from Puerto Rico to Sri Lanka

from Colombia to the Maldives

across post-communist Eurasia:

Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Bulgaria,

Romania, Russia, Georgia, and the Czech Republic


Our Students:

The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to nurturing responsible, skilled, multicultural citizens of today’s urbanized, globalized, transcultural world. We prepare students for the social complexity and cultural changes associated with globalization, exploding social media use, and urbanization.  


Launched in Fall 2014, the new major in Anthropology emphasizes cultural anthropology, closely engaging urban Anthropology, language and culture, global political economy, cultural formations of inequality and social justice, and active engagement with evidence-based social policy.


Our Minor: Students may also minor in Anthropology for those who wish to complement other areas of study.

















Anthony Marcus, Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room 9.63.22,
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646.557.4782, Email: