Faculty

Our faculty are redefining social science

Our unit includes more than 60 experts whose work bridges cultural, geographic and scientific boundaries, including four members of the National Academy of Sciences. We are a school filled with faculty looking forward into the future of social science. Most exciting is the large cohort of transdisciplinary-minded scholars who have joined us over the last decade. They are redefining in real time how social science research and training is imagined, so that its societal impact will be even greater in the years ahead.

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Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Virginia M Ullman Chair of Human Origins and Founding Director, Institute of Human Origins
Virginia M Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment and Director, Institute of Human Origins
Professor and Director, Center for Bioarchaeological Research
Foundation Professor and Associate Director, Institute of Human Origins
Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Digital Antiquity
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Archaeology and Society
Assistant Research Professor and Curator of Collections
Regents Professor and Associate Director, CEM
480-727-6310
President's Professor and Director, Center for Global Health
Assistant Research Scientist
480-965-2718
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Associate Professor Emeritus

Abbott is an archaeologist fascinated by the ancient Hohokam, who engineered huge irrigation canals across the Phoenix Basin but without a political hierarchy. His research is unraveling this cultural evolutionary enigma.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Aguilar's interests range from sociocultural anthropology: insider vs. outsider perspective to ethnic and class relations.

Professor Emeritus

Bolin blends hazards geography, political ecology and critical theory to study environmental justice and human vulnerability to environmental and technological hazards.

Professor Emeritus

Brandy's interests include sociocultural anthropology: Native American Culture, linguistics, and sense of place.

Professor Emeritus

Carr's areas of interest include: archaeology, prehistory of eastern North America, religious rituals and knowledge, mortuary practices, and art.

Professor Emeritus

Chance studies sociocultural anthropology, including race and class in Colonial Mexico.

Professor Emeritus

Clark is known nationally for his contributions to quantified archaeological research designs and internationally for his work on hunter-gatherer adaptations, epistemology and human origins.

Professor Emeritus

Eder's interests center on sociocultural anthropology in Palawan, Philippines and natural resource management.

Professor Emeritus

Falconer's is interested in archaeology, the prehistory and history of Southwestern Asia and Mediterranean Basin.

Professor Emeritus

Gaines studies archaeology, computer applications and small societies.

Professor Emeritus

Hackett's interests focus on sociology and the social organization and dynamics of scientific research.

Professor Emeritus

Harlan's studies sociology, the effects of urban heat on vulnerable populations and socio-environmental inequalities.

Professor Emeritus

Hudaks studies sociocultural anthropology: Linguistics and Southeast Asia.

Professor Emeritus

In addition to Southwest U.S. fieldwork, Kintigh's research focuses on digital repositories, synthesis, and the use of quantitative methods in archaeology.

Professor Emeritus

Martin's research interests focus on medical anthropology, the interrelations of power and economics with biology and Type II Diabetes.

Professor Emeritus

Marzke studies physical anthropology, comparative functional and evolutionary primate biology.

Professor Emeritus

Merbs' interests lie in physical anthropology: Human Osteology, Disease Ecology and Forensic Anthropology.

Professor Emeritus

Nash's areas of focus is in physical anthropology: primate social behavior and ecology, Galagos and the role of gum.

Professor Emeritus

Nelson's teaching emphasizes critical thinking and effective communication. She is the president of the Distinguished Teaching Academy at ASU. She also studies aspects of the current status of women in archaeology.

Professor Emeritus

Nelson's research focuses on cycles of social complexity and connectivity among the ancient cultures of northwestern Mexico and the American Southwest and on human roles in and responses to the desertification of grasslands.

Professor Emeritus

Rice studies archaeology: complex social organizations, community systems, the Hohokam and Mogollon regions.

Associate Research Professor Emeritus

Simon's interests include the study of prehistoric social organization and craft production through technological and compositional analysis of ceramics and other artifacts; materials science; and quantitative methods.

Professor Emeritus

Spielmann's research interests focus on prehistoric economies in smaller-scale societies, primarily in North America.

Professor Emeritus

Archaeology: Origins and Development of Complex Mesoamerican Societies

Assistant Professor Emeritus

Steadman's research area is sociocultural anthropology: kinship; religion; witchcraft;and Papua New Guinea

Professor Emeritus

Williams studies physical anthropology: transplantation and Native American genetics and epidemiology.

Faculty by Focus Area

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Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Digital Antiquity
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Archaeology and Society
Assistant Research Professor and Curator of Collections
Sort: Last Name | Focus Area
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Virginia M Ullman Chair of Human Origins and Founding Director, Institute of Human Origins
Virginia M Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment and Director, Institute of Human Origins
Foundation Professor and Associate Director, Institute of Human Origins
Regents Professor and Associate Director, CEM
480-727-6310
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President's Professor and Director, Center for Global Health