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Meet Our Faculty

Mariam Durrani

Mariam Durrani, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

mdurrani@hamilton.edu
B.S., University of Arizona; M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: linguistic anthropology, migration/diaspora/transnationalism, Muslim youth/communities, higher education in the U.S. and Pakistan, anti-Muslim racism/Islamophobia, multimodality, ethnographic filmmaking, social media, gender and patriarchy
Nathan Goodale

Nathan Goodale, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of Faculty

ngoodale@hamilton.edu
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise: complex hunter-gatherers in the interior Pacific Northwest, the forager/farmer transition in Southwest Asia, and rural coastal adaptations in western Ireland
Chaise LaDousa

Chaise LaDousa, Chair, Professor of Anthropology

cladousa@hamilton.edu
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A. and Ph.D., Syracuse University
Areas of expertise: language and culture, particularly the ways in which institutions serve as loci for cultural production
Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

cpquinn@hamilton.edu
B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: origins of inequality, increasing social complexity, mortuary archaeology, landscape archaeology, material culture signaling, public archaeology, mining communities; Europe, Near East, North America
Arjun Shankar

Arjun Shankar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

ashankar@hamilton.edu
B.A., Columbia University; M.S.T., Pace University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: visual anthropology, anthropology of value, globalization and development, urban-rural linkage, postcolonial theory, affect theory, ethnographic writing, participatory and multimodal methods, critical pedagogy, curiosity studies
Julie Starr

Julie Starr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

jstarr@hamilton.edu
B.A., B.S., and M.A., Ohio State University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: China, East Asia, cultural anthropology; bodies, gender, race; food, urban ethnography, consumer culture, comparative ethnography, history of anthropology
Lacey Carpenter

Lacey Carpenter, Visiting Instructor of Anthropology

lcarpent@hamilton.edu
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: household archaeology, Latin America, Mesoamerica, increasing sociopolitical complexity, craft production, and public scholarship

Charlotte Beck, Professor of Archaeology Emerita (retired)

cbeck@hamilton.edu
B.A., Auburn University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise: colonization of North America, with emphasis on the Intermountain West, Great Basin Prehistory, with emphasis on the Paleoindian period, evolutionary and ecological theory, surface archaeology and shronology, Lithic artifact analysis
George T. Jones

George T. Jones, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus (retired)

tjones@hamilton.edu
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise: North American prehistory, especially the Desert West, Paleo-Indian archaeology and ecological and evolutionary theory
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198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4404 315-859-4649 anthropology@hamilton.edu
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