Meet Our Faculty

Mariam Durrani

Mariam Durrani, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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, Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology

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, Professor of Anthropology

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

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
Julie Starr

Julie Starr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.A., B.S. and M.A., The 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
Bonnie Urciuoli

Bonnie Urciuoli, Professor of Anthropology Emerita

B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: linguistic anthropology; social/cultural anthropology ethnographic focus: U.S. public discourses of diversity; higher education in U.S.; race, class and language ideology in U.S.; Puerto Rican bilingualism in New York
Arjun Shankar

Arjun Shankar, Lecturer in Anthropology and Education Studies

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

Contact Information

Anthropology Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4404 315-859-4649 anthropology@hamilton.edu
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