Department of Anthropology

George Marcus, Department Chair
3203 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
949-824-7602
http://www.anthropology.uci.edu/

Overview

Anthropology is the comparative study of past and present human societies and cultures. The Department of Anthropology at UCI is at the forefront of addressing issues in contemporary theory and ethnographic methods within the discipline. The Department has a strong interdisciplinary bent, with research and teaching interests in economic anthropology, political and legal anthropology, the anthropology of finance, social history and social change, the anthropology of science, technology and medicine, identity and ethnicity, gender and feminist studies, urban anthropology, modernity and development, religion, visual anthropology, and the arts and expressive culture.

The Department also has a strong emphasis on the study of contemporary issues, especially those concerned with emergent, fluid, and complex global phenomena such as international flows of goods, peoples, images, and ideas; the relationship between global processes and local practices; immigration, citizenship, and refugees; population politics; violence and political conflict; ethnicity and nationalism; gender and family; food, health, and technological innovation; law; development and economic transformation; urban studies; and environmental issues. Geographic regions of expertise include China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, East Africa, Latino communities of the United States, and diasporic and transnational communities in the United States and abroad.

Undergraduate Program

The major in Anthropology prepares students to embark on a wide range of careers, to pursue graduate studies, and to continue to learn and achieve in our culturally diverse world. The curriculum develops students’ knowledge and skills, including (1) an understanding of cultural diversity and global relationships; (2) the fundamentals of conducting research and analyzing sources of information through ethnographic and other anthropological techniques; and (3) communication skills in organizing and presenting information in written reports and oral presentations.

Requirements for the B.A. Degree in Anthropology

All students must meet the University Requirements.
All students must meet the School Requirements.
Departmental Requirements for the Major

School Requirements must be met and must include 12 courses (48 units) as specified below:

A. Complete the following:
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
B. Select one of the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Language and Culture
C. Select one of the following:
Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective
Ethnography and Anthropological Methods
D. Select three topical courses (12 units) from the following:
ANTHRO 120–159
ANTHRO 170–179
E. Select two courses (eight units) on a geographical area from ANTHRO 160–169.
F. Select four additional elective courses (16 units) from the following:
Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective
Ethnography and Anthropological Methods
ANTHRO 40–179
Anthropology Majors Seminar

Students are strongly encouraged to take ANTHRO 180AW after they have had at least three courses beyond ANTHRO 2A and ANTHRO 2B, ANTHRO 2C, or ANTHRO 2D. Students are also strongly encouraged to take both ANTHRO 30A and ANTHRO 30B.

Additional Information

Honors Program in Anthropology

The Honors Program in Anthropology is designed to allow undergraduates to pursue field research and write an honors thesis on a topic of their choice under the guidance of Department of Anthropology faculty members. Research projects typically involve a combination of library research, exploratory ethnographic interviews, participant observation, and systematic data collection and analysis. The program is open to all senior Anthropology majors with a grade point average of 3.3 or better overall, with 3.5 in Anthropology courses (at least five courses). Successful completion of the honors program and the honors thesis satisfies the upper-division writing requirement. Students must apply to be admitted into the honors program. The application form is available on the Department of Anthropology website; in the Department office (B203 SBSG); and in the School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs Office (1201 SBSG).

Although course work for the honors program does not start until the senior year, it is highly recommended that during the spring quarter of the junior year, students find a professor willing to serve as their research project advisor on the basis of a mutually acceptable abstract that indicates the goal and significance of their project. If extensive research is to be undertaken at this time, students enroll in ANTHRO 199.

During the fall quarter of the senior year, students enroll in ANTHRO H190A and write a proposal describing their research question, the relevant background literature, and the method of data collection and analysis. Fieldwork for the project may begin during this quarter.

In the winter quarter of the senior year, students begin or continue ethnographic field research by enrolling in ANTHRO H190B. Field research typically combines exploratory field research with fixed format data collection methods.

In the spring of the senior year, students enroll in ANTHRO H191W and complete a senior honor thesis that is typically 40 to 80 pages long. Honor theses are read and evaluated by the advisor and the Undergraduate Program Director.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The faculty encourages Anthropology majors or minors to study abroad and experience a different culture while making progress toward degree objectives. The Study Abroad Center, which includes the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and the International Opportunities Program (IOP), assists students in taking advantage of many worldwide opportunities. For example, UCEAP offers excellent opportunities to study anthropology at many universities abroad; courses taken abroad can be used to fulfill departmental requirement C, D, and E. Study abroad also can provide opportunities for cross-cultural experience, field research, and foreign language training. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides funding for independent field research. See the Study Abroad Center and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program sections of the Catalogue for additional information.

Minor in Anthropology

Anthropology Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Anthropology are met by taking seven Anthropology courses (28 units) as specified below:

A. Complete the following:
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
B. Select one of the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Language and Culture
C. Select one of the following:
Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective
Ethnography and Anthropological Methods
D. Select two topical courses (eight units) from the following:
ANTHRO 120–159
ANTHRO 170–179
E. Select two courses (eight units) on a geographical area from ANTHRO 160–169.

Minor in Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Medical Anthropology are met by taking seven Anthropology courses (28 units) as specified below:

A. Complete the following:
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
B. Select one of the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Language and Culture
C. Select one of the following:
Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective
Ethnography and Anthropological Methods
D. Complete:
Medical Anthropology
E. Select three topical courses (12 units) from the following:
Gender and Global Health
Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender
Science, Technology, Controversy
Race, Gender, and Science
Psychological Anthropology
Anthropology of the Body
HIV/AIDS in a Global Context
The Woman and the Body
Special Topics in Cultural and Psychological Anthropology (special topics, by petition to the Undergraduate Director)
Medical Sociology

Residence Requirement for the Minors: The four required upper-division courses must be completed successfully at UCI. Two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, provided course content is approved in advance by the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Anthropology.

NOTE: Students may complete only one of the following programs: the major in Anthropology, the minor in Anthropology, or the minor in Medical Anthropology.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Archaeology

An interdisciplinary minor in Archaeology is offered by the Department of Classics. Refer to the School of Humanities section of the Catalogue for information.

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Graduate Program

The Department of Anthropology offers a Ph.D. degree program in Anthropology. The program focuses on social and cultural anthropology, with a strong focus on understanding emergent processes and systems at a number of scales, including the national and transnational level. Areas of teaching emphasis include the anthropology of modernity and development; political, legal, and economic anthropology; ethnographic method; and the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine. In addition, Ph.D. students have the option of enrolling in a Feminist Studies or a Critical Theory emphasis, both of which involve interdisciplinary work with departments and centers in the School of Humanities. The Department’s faculty members have interests in ethnicity, gender, international migration, science, technology and medicine, law and finance, urban anthropology, youth culture, and social networks. The program also provides rigorous training in ethnographic method. The Department is committed to fostering new and innovative approaches to anthropological inquiry in a pluralistic and intellectually open academic environment. Program faculty take diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to a variety of substantive issues. They are united, however, in a willingness to question taken-for-granted theoretical premises and analytic frames, and to engage in good-faith intellectual dialogue about alternative models and approaches.

Admission

Students are admitted to the program based on their application materials and evidence of scholarly potential, including grade point average, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation.

Requirements

Students must complete a one-year Proseminar in Anthropology (ANTHRO 202A-ANTHRO 202B-ANTHRO 202C) during their first year. In their second year, students are required to complete a three-course sequence in research design, data analysis, and grant writing (ANTHRO 211A, ANTHRO 212A, ANTHRO 213A). Students are also required to complete six elective courses in Anthropology, which are selected in consultation with their advisor and which normally cover a coherent area of specialization within the field. All course work must be completed before a student is advanced to candidacy. Students must demonstrate competence to read one foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of the Ph.D. degree in Anthropology.

At the end of the first year, students must pass a formal evaluation which is made by the Department on the basis of the first-year course work and examinations to be taken as part of the Proseminar. Students should advance to candidacy by the end of the third year; the advancement to candidacy examination is based on a research proposal, a review of relevant literature, and an annotated bibliography. The fourth (and, in many cases, some or all of the fifth) year is normally devoted to extended anthropological fieldwork. The sixth year (in some cases, also part of the fifth) is devoted to writing the dissertation, in close consultation with the advisor. The normative time for completion of the Ph.D. is seven years, and the maximum time permitted is eight years.

Program in Law and Graduate Studies (J.D./Ph.D.). Highly qualified students interested in combining the study of law with graduate research and/or professional qualifications in Anthropology are invited to undertake concurrent degree study under the auspices of UC Irvine’s Program in Law and Graduate Studies (PLGS). Students in this program pursue a coordinated curriculum leading to a J.D. degree from the School of Law in conjunction with a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology. Additional information is available from the PLGS Program Director’s office, 949-824-4158, or by email to plgs@law.uci.edu. A full description of the program, with links to all relevant application information, can be found at the School of Law Concurrent Degree Programs website.

M.A. Concentration in Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies. Highly-qualified students seeking training for responding to the significant and rapidly changing impact of medicine and technology upon economics and societies around the world are invited to apply to this master's degree program, administered by the Department of Anthropology, but drawing expertise from faculty across the Irvine campus. Students who complete the program earn an M.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies.

There are two tracks to the M.A. in MSTS: 1) As a freestanding, terminal master's program of one academic year, with a nine-course schedule (three courses per quarter). Applications for admission are accepted and admission offers made for fall quarter only; and 2) As an interim step toward the doctoral degree for enrolled students in any of the Social Sciences' various doctoral programs and for students enrolled in select, allied schools on campus. Enrolled students undertaking the program as an interim step toward the doctoral degree may begin coursework at any time and are not bound by the single-year, three-term structure followed by students earning the M.A. as a terminal degree. Enrolled doctoral students should declare their intent to complete the degree by applying for M.A. in MSTS advancement to candidacy at least one quarter before the anticipated degree quarter.

Additional information is available from Normal Miranda at 949-824-7602 or by email to nmiranda@uci.edu.

Feminist Studies Emphasis. A graduate emphasis in Feminist Studies is available. Refer to Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the School of Humanities section of the Catalogue for information.

Critical Theory Emphasis. A graduate emphasis in Critical Theory is available. Refer to the Critical Theory Emphasis in the School of Humanities section of the Catalogue for information.

Courses

ANTHRO 2A. Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology. 4 Units.

Introduction to cultural diversity and the methods used by anthropologists to account for it. Family relations, economic activities, politics, gender, and religion in a wide range of societies. Stresses the application of anthropological methods to research problems. Course may be offered online.

(III, VIII)

ANTHRO 2B. Introduction to Biological Anthropology. 4 Units.

Evolutionary theory and processes, comparative primate fossil record, human variation, and the adequacy of theory, and empirical data.

(III)

ANTHRO 2C. Introduction to Archaeology. 4 Units.

Archaeological theory and cultural processes with emphasis on the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia.

(III)

ANTHRO 2D. Introduction to Language and Culture. 4 Units.

Explores what the study of language can reveal about ourselves as bearers of culture. After introducing some basic concepts, examines how cultural knowledge is linguistically organized and how language might shape our perception of the world.

Same as LINGUIS 68.

(III)

ANTHRO 10A. Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

An introduction to probability and statistics. Emphasis on a thorough understanding of the probabilistic basis of statistical inference. Emphasizes examples from sociology, anthropology, and related social science disciplines. Course may be offered online.

Same as SOCIOL 10A.
Overlaps with PSYCH 10A, SOCECOL 13, SOC SCI 10A, POL SCI 10A, SOC SCI 9A.

Restriction: Anthropology and Sociology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Va)

ANTHRO 10B. Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

An introduction to probability and statistics. Emphasis on a thorough understanding of the probabilistic basis of statistical inference. Emphasizes examples from sociology, anthropology, and related social science disciplines.

Prerequisite: SOCIOL 10A.

Same as SOCIOL 10B.
Overlaps with PSYCH 10B, SOCECOL 13, SOC SCI 10B, POL SCI 10B, SOC SCI 9B.

Restriction: Anthropology and Sociology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Va)

ANTHRO 10C. Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

An introduction to probability and statistics. Emphasis on a thorough understanding of the probabilistic basis of statistical inference. Emphasizes examples from sociology, anthropology, and related social science disciplines.

Prerequisite: SOCIOL 10B.

Same as SOCIOL 10C.
Overlaps with PSYCH 10C, SOCECOL 13, SOC SCI 10C, POL SCI 10C, SOC SCI 9C.

Restriction: Anthropology and Sociology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Vb)

ANTHRO 20A. People, Cultures, and Environmental Sustainability. 4 Units.

Anthropological consideration of global environmental sustainability from the perspective of human cultures and communities. Causes and consequences of population growth, natural resource management, environmental law, environmental ethics. Case studies emphasize tropical rain forests, arid lands of Africa and North America.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 30A. Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective. 4 Units.

Explores anthropological perspectives on issues of importance in an increasingly global society. Topics include emphases on ethnic conflict; identity; immigration and citizenship; religion and religious diversity; medical anthropology; legal anthropology; development and economic change; gender.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 30B. Ethnography and Anthropological Methods. 4 Units.

Explores ethnography, anthropology's classic method. Students obtain hands-on training in participant observation, interviewing, and other methods, in local communities, and the preparation of research reports. Also provides theoretical and reflexive readings on ethnography.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 30C. Visual Anthropology . 4 Units.

Focusing on the construction of culture through visuality, this course engages traditional ethnographic films, popular media and anthropological texts to analyze ethics, “reality” and fiction; propaganda and documentary, construction of a frame, the responsibility of the filmmaker, photographer, and anthropologist.

ANTHRO 41A. Global Cultures and Society. 4 Units.

Offers a general overview of the rise of global interdependence in political, economic, demographic, and cultural terms. Considers what drove people from relative isolation into intensified intercourse with one another, and investigates the consequences of this shift. Course may be offered online.

Same as INTL ST 11.

Restriction: Anthropology and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III, VIII)

ANTHRO 50B. Gender and Global Health. 4 Units.

Examines the social forces, life circumstances, and political and economic processes that influence gendered health outcomes. Focuses especially on women located at the economic and political margins of societies throughout the world.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 85A. Cultures in Collision: Indian-White Relations Since Columbus . 4 Units.

An introduction to theories, terms, concepts, and methods used by anthropologists and sociologists to understand Native American cultures. How racial construction of an Indian "other" emerged, how anthropology contributed to Indian invisibility, and the persistence of Indian identity are examined.

Same as SOCIOL 65.

(VII)

ANTHRO 89. Special Topics in Anthropology. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 121AW. Kinship and Social Organization. 4 Units.

Organization of social life primarily in preindustrial societies. Theories of kinship, marriage regulations, sexual behavior, and social roles. Comparisons of biological, psychological, sociological, and economic explanations of social organization.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

(Ib)

ANTHRO 121D. Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender. 4 Units.

Familiarizes students with the diversity of women's experiences around the world. Gender roles and relations are examined within cultural and historical contexts. A central concern is how class, race, and global inequalities interact with women's status.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or ANTHRO 2B.

Same as INTL ST 153B.

ANTHRO 121G. Political Anthropology. 4 Units.

Utilizes anthropological accounts of Western and non-Western societies to question conventional ways of thinking about power and politics. Classical traditions in political anthropology are critiqued; an alternative view is presented through recent anthropological political analyses of various topics.

ANTHRO 121J. Urban Anthropology. 4 Units.

Cultural roles of urban centers and processes of urbanization in comparative perspective, focusing on both nonwestern, nonindustrial societies of past and present; the relationship between modern urban centers and Third World peoples. Migration, urban poverty, in Africa, Asia, Latin America.

Same as INTL ST 153C.

ANTHRO 125A. Economic Anthropology. 4 Units.

Economic systems in comparative perspective: production, distribution, and consumption in market and non-market societies; agricultural development in the third world.

Prerequisite: One course in general science, anthropology, economics, geography, or sociology.

Same as ECON 152A.

Restriction: Economics, Quantitative Economics, Business Economics, and Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 125B. Ecological Anthropology. 4 Units.

Studies relationships between human communities and their natural environments. The role of environment in shaping culture; effects of extreme environments on human biology and social organization; anthropologist's role in studying global environmental problems, e.g., African famine, tropical rain forests destruction.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or ANTHRO 2B or ANTHRO 2C.

ANTHRO 125C. Environmental Anthropology. 4 Units.

Introduces students to anthropological and qualitative research on the relationship of humans, non-humans, and environments. Focuses on how to analyze and evaluate social and cultural differences in environmental perception, relations, justice, governance, sustainability, and cosmology.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or ANTHRO 2B or ANTHRO 2C or ANTHRO 2D.

(III)

ANTHRO 125F. Humans and Other Animals. 4 Units.

Explores peoples' relationships with other animals, a topic that continues to shape anthropological understandings of humanness, culture, and the social. Subthemes: symbol and matter, nature/culture, ontologies, relations, moralities, ecologies, futures.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or ANTHRO 2B or ANTHRO 2D.

ANTHRO 125S. The Anthropology of Money. 4 Units.

Anthropological approaches to money; impact of money on subsistence economies; cultural history of money; and modern transformations of money. Students conduct ethnographic research on alternative money practices in Southern California, and create an online exhibition and research paper.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 125U. Immigration, Nation, and Media. 4 Units.

Examines media shapes and reflects public opinion on immigration and its representation of immigrants, citizens, and ideas about the nation, and who belongs and who is a potential threat; as well as the relationship between scholars and journalists.

Same as CHC/LAT 123, SPPS 101A.

ANTHRO 125X. Transnational Migration. 4 Units.

Examines the movement of people across national borders, governmentality and the role of state practices to control populations, and issues of citizenship, belonging, and identity. Examples are drawn from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Same as CHC/LAT 161, INTL ST 117A.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 125Z. Muslim Identities in North America. 4 Units.

Explores multiple identities of Muslims in North America, including indigenous Muslims and immigrants of many national origins. Explores religious, political, cultural, ethnic, class differences among American Muslims, turning to Islamic institutions or events near UCI to conduct fieldwork projects.

Same as ASIANAM 142.

ANTHRO 126A. Elite Cultures. 4 Units.

The distinctive contribution that ethnographic studies have made to the understanding of elites past and present, in particular societies and globally.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 127A. Law and Modernity. 4 Units.

The rise and spread of Enlightenment legal traditions, social contract theory, individual rights, ideologies of "liberty, equality, fraternity"; contradictions of liberal law, its understandings of "primitive" and "civilized"; pervasive myths of property, difference, race, and rights. Reading- and writing-intensive.

Same as CRM/LAW C191.

ANTHRO 127B. Global Migrations, Anthropology, and the Law. 4 Units.

Course explores how cultural contexts and national laws frame migration, and define categories of migrants, families, and people. Topics include illegality, transnational families, refugees and economic migrants, labor conditions, deportation practices, discipline and crime, citizenship controversies, and nativism.

ANTHRO 128A. Science, Technology, Controversy. 4 Units.

Explores ways in which the social sciences conceive of science as a sociocultural practice. Emphasis on literature in Science and Technology Studies (STS), especially writings that concern the relationship of science to space and place, power, and politics.

Restriction: Anthropology majors only.

ANTHRO 128B. Race, Gender, and Science. 4 Units.

Perfect for pre-health, science and social science majors wanting to appreciate how science and society interact. Race and gender as biological and socio-cultural constructs are examined. Questions explored: What is disease? What is science? What are social and biological differences.

Same as CHC/LAT 176, GEN&SEX 188A.

(VII)

ANTHRO 128C. Digital Cultures . 4 Units.

Explores cultural and political implications of the infotech revolution and the ways new media are used around the world, new cultural practices and spaces (e.g., cybercafes), debates surrounding the meanings of these new technologies, and their implications for transforming society.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 129. Special Topics: Social and Economic Anthropology. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Social and Economic Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 132A. Psychological Anthropology. 4 Units.

Cultural differences and similarities in personality and behavior. Child-rearing practices and consequent adult personality characteristics, biocultural aspects of child development and attachment, culture and behavior evolutionary models, politically linked personality, cognitive anthropology, psychology of narrative forms, comparative national character studies.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or PSYCH 7A or (PSYCH 9A and PSYCH 9B and PSYCH 9C) or (PSY BEH 11A and PSY BEH 11B and PSY BEH 11C)

Same as PSYCH 173A.

Restriction: Psychology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 134A. Medical Anthropology. 4 Units.

Introduces students to cross-cultural perspectives and critical theories in anthropological studies of medicine. Special attention is given to diverse ways of understanding bodies, illnesses, and therapeutic practices in our changing world. Course may be offered online.

Same as CHC/LAT 178A.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 134C. Medicine, Food, and Health. 4 Units.

With anthropological studies of edible things as its foundation, this course explores topics related to the relationship between medical knowledge, eating, and health from a medical anthropological perspective. Course may be offered online.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A or ANTHRO 2B or ANTHRO 2D.

ANTHRO 134F. Anthropology of the Body. 4 Units.

Examines human bodies as both biological and,sociocultural entities and explores the relationship among mind, body,and society cross-culturally. Topics include embodiment; race, sex, gender and the body; somatization; control of the body; commodified bodies; and hybrid/cyborg bodies.

ANTHRO 134G. HIV/AIDS in a Global Context. 4 Units.

Examines issues concerning cultural conceptions of HIV infection and disease worldwide. Topics include treatment and prevention, identity and behavior, risk, ethnicity, gender, youth, sexuality, activism, drug use, illness, religion, the clinical encounter, national belonging, and the pharmaceutical industry.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 134GW. HIV/AIDS in a Global Context. 4 Units.

Examines issues concerning cultural conceptions of HIV infection and disease worldwide. Topics include treatment and prevention, identity and behavior, risk, ethnicity, gender, youth, sexuality, activism, drug use, illness, religion, the clinical encounter, national belonging, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

(Ib, VIII)

ANTHRO 134H. Anthropology of Food. 4 Units.

Examines how food communicates ideas about ethnocentrism, disgust, privilege, gender, race, labor, social identities and hierarchies, globalization, power, and the "Western diet" and its health consequences.

Same as CHC/LAT 118.

ANTHRO 135A. Religion and Social Order. 4 Units.

An anthropological exploration of religious belief and practices in diverse social and historical contexts. Emphasis placed on selected non-western traditions of the sacred, and on issues of power, ritual, moral order, and social transformation.

ANTHRO 135I. Modern South Asian Religions. 4 Units.

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century developments in Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism are covered, with emphasis on changing forms as well as contents of religious movements and the state.

Same as INTL ST 158A.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 136A. Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World. 4 Units.

An exploration of the concepts of identity, culture, ethnicity, race, and nation through ethnographic cases, with a view to asking larger questions: how do people create nativeness and foreignness? How does "culture" get worked into contemporary racisms and nationalisms.

Same as INTL ST 153E.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 136B. History of Anthropological Theory. 4 Units.

Provides foundational knowledge in the discipline of anthropology by reviewing competing approaches in anthropological theory, from the nineteenth century to the present. Covers historically fundamental approaches—social evolutionism, functionalism—and recent movements such as feminism, cultural studies, poststructuralism, and postmodernism.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 136D. Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 4 Units.

Examines theories of conflict management. Analyzes how conflict is mitigated in diverse cultures: at the interpersonal level, between groups, and on the international scale. Students discuss readings, hear from conflict management practitioners, and simulate negotiations.

Same as POL SCI 154G, SOC SCI 183E, INTL ST 183E.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 136G. Colonialism and Gender. 4 Units.

An anthropological enquiry into the ways colonial relations of power have been structured and gendered throughout the world, and to what effect. Examines the social locations of men and women in the everyday exercise of colonial and imperial power.

Same as INTL ST 153D.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 136K. The Woman and the Body. 4 Units.

Probes culture and politics of the female body in contemporary American life. Focusing on "feminine beauty," examines diverse notions of beauty, bodily practices, and body politics embraced by American women of different classes, ethnicities, and sexualities.

(VII)

ANTHRO 137A. Reading Images Culturally. 4 Units.

Provides analytical tools necessary to undertake research on visual representations. Images, as cultural productions, are steeped in the values, ideologies, and taken-for-granted beliefs of the culture which produced them. Of concern are representations of race, identity, gender, and the "Other.".

Same as CHC/LAT 116.

(VII)

ANTHRO 138J. Music of Japan and Okinawa. 4 Units.

A survey of the musics that developed in the islands of Japan and Okinawa from the perspective of the social, political, and economic forces that played upon the culture and that formed the context of these musical languages.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 138M. Music as Expressive Culture. 4 Units.

Fundamental requirements for development of a musical tradition. Guiding structural principles for new forms of expression to be understood and accepted. How members of society develop individual musical cultures which permit them to interact with the personal cultures of others.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 138Q. Latino Music: A View of Its Diversity and Strength. 4 Units.

A survey of the music of the many Latin cultures of the Americas including Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean and of those many Latin cultures which thrive and survive in the United States.

Same as CHC/LAT 115A.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 139. Special Topics in Cultural and Psychological Anthropology. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Cultural and Psychological Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 141A. Ancient Civilization of Mexico and the Southwest. 4 Units.

The prehistory and cultural evolution of the civilization which originated in Mexico, including the Olmecs, Aztecs, Toltecs, Maya, and Zapotec, as well as the Pueblos of the Southwestern U.S. Topics include the origins of food production and of the state.

Same as INTL ST 177I.

ANTHRO 149. Special Topics in Archaeology. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Archaeology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 150A. Language and Social Cognition. 4 Units.

Explores the relationship between language and cognition in social and cultural contexts. The overall goal is to think through how language structure and use impact how individuals perceive, think about, and understand the world around them.

Same as LINGUIS 168S.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 151A. Improvisation, Language, and Culture. 4 Units.

Addresses improvisation, both in performance and in everyday life. Examines improvisation as the "flexible regulation" of everyday behavior by exploring different scholarly treatments of language and interaction, and working on developing actual theatrical improvisation skills.

Same as LINGUIS 168J.

Restriction: Upper-division students only.

ANTHRO 152A. Language Origins: Evolution, Genetics, and the Brain. 4 Units.

Examines how human language(s) may have originated. Studies pertinent techniques (reconstruction) and addresses related questions, including Is our language faculty inborn (i.e., genetically encoded)? Can brain imaging and population genetics research help to unlock this mystery of human evolution?.

Same as HISTORY 135G, GLBLCLT 105, LINGUIS 175.

ANTHRO 161T. Field Research: Asian Immigrants and Refugees in Orange County. 4 Units.

Instruction in field work methodology via research projects involving the local communities of immigrants and refugees from Asia. Open only to School of Social Sciences majors.

Restriction: Seniors only. School of Social Sciences majors only.

ANTHRO 161TW. Field Research: Asian Immigrants and Refugees in Orange County. 4 Units.

Instruction in field work methodology via research projects involving the local communities of immigrants and refugees from Asia.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Restriction: Seniors only. School of Social Sciences majors only

(Ib)

ANTHRO 162A. Peoples and Cultures of Latin America. 4 Units.

Surveys the prehistory of Latin America and its indigenous cultures, emphasizing the impact of colonial rule, capitalism, and twentieth-century transformations. Emphasis on communities from several countries. In some years, emphasis on comparisons between the Latin American and Caribbean experiences.

Same as INTL ST 177J, CHC/LAT 120.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 162B. Indian North America. 4 Units.

A survey of indigenous peoples in North America: American Indians, Alaska Natives, First Nations, Native Americans. Tribal populations and geographic distributions, political and social organization, sovereignty, self-determination, intergovernmental relations; cultural continuity and change; management, preservation, development of environments/resources.

(VII)

ANTHRO 162BW. Indian North America. 4 Units.

A survey of indigenous peoples in North America: American Indians, Alaska Natives, First Nations, Native Americans. Tribal populations and geographic distributions, political and social organization, sovereignty, self-determination, intergovernmental relations; cultural continuity and change; management, preservation, development of environments/resources.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

(Ib, VII)

ANTHRO 162C. Race and Empire in Colonial Latin America. 4 Units.

Explores how native people of Latin America with enslaved and free African incorporated and defied Spanish and Portuguese colonization. Focuses on religious adaptions, resistance movements, legal systems, and the emergence of multicultural communities to explain how race shaped European empires.

Same as HISTORY 165.

ANTHRO 163A. Peoples of the Pacific. 4 Units.

The cultural history and recent developments among the Pacific peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, New Guinea, and Australia.

Same as INTL ST 158B.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 164A. Twenty-First Century Africa. 4 Units.

Comparative studies of the cultures and societies of Sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on critical study of colonialism and postcoloniality, social transformation, and the politics of identity.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A.

Same as INTL ST 157A.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 164P. Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia. 4 Units.

Examines the cultures and political conflicts of the more than 130 indigenous ethnic groups in the European and Asian territories of the former U.S.S.R. Emphasis is on the theoretical issues of ethnicity, nationalism, and conflict management.

Same as INTL ST 162B, POL SCI 154F.

(VIII)

ANTHRO 165A. Modern Iran: Cinema and Society. 4 Units.

Exploring modern Iran through film, literature, photography, travel writing, philosophy and social science texts introduces students to important concepts in post-colonial studies, social thought, war culture, religion and media as experienced through the paradigm of a non-Western modernity.

ANTHRO 169. Special Topics in Area Studies. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites vary.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 179. Special Topics: Methods and Formal Representations. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Methods and Formal Representations. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Restriction: Anthropology majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 180AW. Anthropology Majors Seminar. 4 Units.

A course in anthropological theory designed especially for majors in Anthropology. Different issues are considered in different years.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Anthropology majors only.

(Ib)

ANTHRO 190. Senior Thesis. 4 Units.

Senior thesis with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

ANTHRO H190A. Honors Research Workshop. 4 Units.

Students articulate the goals and significance of their research projects. Written work consists of an eight- to fifteen-page research proposal, due by quarter's end, describing the research question, the relevant literature, and methods of data collection and analysis.

Prerequisite: 3.3 or greater GPA.

Restriction: Anthropology Honors Program students only.

ANTHRO H190B. Honors Field Research. 4 Units.

Students begin or continue ethnographic field research that combines exploratory field research (e.g., participant-observation, interviews, study of archival and documentary materials) with fixed format data collection methods (e.g., standardized interviews, behavioral observations).

Prerequisite: ANTHRO H190A.

ANTHRO H191W. Honors Senior Thesis. 4 Units.

Student drafts a senior honor thesis (typically) with the following sections: problem statement, literature review, ethnographic background, description of the methods, results, and conclusions.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO H190A and ANTHRO H190B. Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

(Ib)

ANTHRO 197. Field Study. 1-4 Units.

Field study with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

ANTHRO 198. Directed Group Study. 1-4 Units.

Directed study with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

ANTHRO 199. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Independent research with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

ANTHRO 202A. Proseminar in Anthropology. 4 Units.

Year-long intensive introduction to the history of anthropological thought and reading in classical and contemporary ethnography for first-year graduate students.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 202B. Proseminar in Anthropology. 4 Units.

Year-long intensive introduction to the history of anthropological thought and reading in classical and contemporary ethnography for first-year graduate students.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 202A.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 202C. Proseminar in Anthropology. 4 Units.

Year-long intensive introduction to the history of anthropological thought and reading in classical and contemporary ethnography for first-year graduate students.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 202B.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 204A. Proseminar in Medicine, Science, and Technology. 4 Units.

Explores the phenomena studied by "medical anthropology" and "science and technology studies" are inextricably linked, and how understanding formations requires moving between disparate fields of inquiry. Required for students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Anthropoligies of Medicine, Science, and Technology.

Restriction: Students pursuing a Graduate Certification in Anthropoligies of Medicine, Science, and Technology have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 211A. Statistics and Research Design. 4 Units.

Introduces basic concepts of research design for anthropology in conjunction with relevant concepts from the field of statistics, which will be learned in conjunction with the research designs that require use of those methods.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 212A. Research Design and Data Analysis. 4 Units.

Introduces advanced concepts of research design for anthropology, presents statistical models for multivariate analysis and for analysis of systems of relationships, and includes practice in sampling and data analysis.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 213A. Grant and Proposal Writing. 4 Units.

Focuses on production, critique, and revision of student research proposals. A practical seminar designed to improve student proposals, help students through the application processes, and increase students' chances of obtaining support for their research.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 221A. Oral History, Life History. 4 Units.

Interdisciplinary and comparative work in oral and life history; methods of interviewing.

Same as SOC SCI 253A.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 229A. Anthropology of Knowledge. 4 Units.

Examines the politics of knowledge. Considers the long history of anthropological studies concerning a wide variety of knowledge forms and practices, including more recent feminist and postcolonial studies. Aims to investigate and enlarge normative definitions of knowledge and science.

ANTHRO 230D. Ethnographies. 4 Units.

Surveys changes in the character of ethnographic writing in the face of changing fields and topics of research. The emergence of new research terrains and the comparative contexts of ethnography are emphasized.

ANTHRO 230F. Ethnography. 4 Units.

Explores the theory and practice of ethnography with a focus on anthropology, the discipline most associated with ethnography. Students will be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of ethnographic work, traditional and innovative practices, and sample ethnographies.

Same as CHC/LAT 217, CRM/LAW C222.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 231C. Technomethods for Sociocultural Research. 4 Units.

An introduction to using particular technologies for conducting contemporary ethnographic fieldwork. Focuses both on the practical use of these tools and the conceptual work that is necessary for successfully integrating them into specific research projects.

ANTHRO 232B. Medical Anthropology. 4 Units.

Explores historical and contemporary theoretical positions and debates in medical anthropology. Topics may include subjectivity, theories of the body, biopolitics, biomedical technologies, sexuality, pharmaceuticals, political economy and health, infectious disease and epidemics, health disparities, and humanitarianism.

Restriction: Students pursuing a Graduate Certification in Anthropoligies of Medicine, Science, and Technology have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO 232C. Ethnographies of Science and Medicine. 4 Units.

Surveys current ethnographic research pertaining to medical anthropology and science and technology studies.

ANTHRO 234C. Anthropology of Food. 4 Units.

Course examines the role of food in culture history and in anthropological thinking about ethnocentrism, disgust, privilege, gender, race, identities, social relationships, kinship, social hierarchies, globalization, production, consumption, food scarcities, body image, health, and power.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 235A. Transnational Migration. 4 Units.

Examines borders and boundaries as material and semiotic constructs. Drawing upon an array of literatures, but loosely situated in U.S. geo/biopolitics, explores transformative troublings of places, spaces, borders, and bodies of all sorts.

Same as SOC SCI 254A, CHC/LAT 215.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 240A. Economic Anthropology. 4 Units.

Classic and contemporary theory in economic anthropology. Case studies: Latin America (primarily Mexico and the Andes), Africa, and the Pacific. Substantive topics: non-market exchange, markets and marketplaces, households, gender, management of common property (fisheries, pastoral lands, forests), labor, and development.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 245A. Seminar in Political Anthropology. 4 Units.

Explores anthropological approaches to politics. Covers a range of issues and topics, including: theories of culture, power, and hegemony; approaches to colonial and post-colonial relations of global inequality; and ethnographic approaches to the modern state.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 246C. Nations, States, and Gender. 4 Units.

Explores the ways in which nations, nationalism, states, and citizenship are gendered relations and processes. Questions include: How do women construct themselves as political subjects and how are constructions of citizenship and discourses of rights gendered.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 247A. Structuralism and Post-Structuralism. 4 Units.

Traces recent theoretical discussions and arguments over the philosophical and historical "subject" from structuralist decenterings toward the characteristically "post-structuralist" contemporary concern with the historical and political constitution of subjectivities and subject positions.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 248A. Approaches to Globalization. 4 Units.

Historical and contemporary approaches to the world economy, emphasizing anthropological questions of culture, power, identity, inequality. Examines "neo-imperialism," "late capitalism," accumulation, global markets, urban space, the state, business and policy globalization discourse, "local" responses to and instantiations of the "global.".

Same as SOC SCI 254L.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 249A. Humanism and Posthumanism. 4 Units.

Examines alternative forms of human, humanisms, and posthumanisms to explore the inherent ambiguities and shifting boundaries of knowing and being human, and to venture into modes of analysis that problematize the universality and globality of liberal humanism.

ANTHRO 249B. Multispecies Anthropology. 4 Units.

Examines how the co-constituting categories of animal and human in tandem with investigating how engagements with human/animal relations continue to define and alter anthropology. Subthemes: meaning, nature/culture, non-humanism, ontologies, relations, matter, evolutions, ecologies, and futures.

ANTHRO 250A. The Cultural Politics of Visual Representation. 4 Units.

Develops a theoretical framework for analyzing and reading visual images. Images, as cultural productions, are steeped in the values, ideologies, and taken-for-granted beliefs of the culture which produced them and a political economy that is class, race, and gender inflected.

ANTHRO 250B. Digital Technologies, Culture, and Media. 4 Units.

Explores questions of sociality in cyberspace, including what social theories and ethnographic methods are effective in studying online cultures. Topics include general issues like indexicality, reference, temporality, spatiality, and embodiment, and topics such as language, gender, ethnicity, property, and inequality.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 252A. Queer Anthropology. 4 Units.

Explores historical and contemporary scholarship that employs ethnographic approaches to address the discursive construction of sexuality. Also examines how the discipline of anthropology has been shaped by the study of sexuality.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 253A. Design, Aesthetics, and Social Life. 4 Units.

Anthropology has only recently recognized that design demands consideration as a cultural form linked to, yet nonetheless distinct from, other aesthetic endeavors. Course is largely oriented toward collaboratively working out a conceptual basis for a distinctly anthropological approach to design.

ANTHRO 254A. Postcoloniality and the Subject. 4 Units.

Examines key issues regarding postcoloniality and conceptions of selfhood in the context of varied forms of colonial and state power. In particular, explores how technology and desire intersect with these questions of subjectification.

ANTHRO 256A. Ethnographies of Technology. 4 Units.

Surveys current ethnographic research pertaining to technologies, technical systems, and infrastructures.

ANTHRO 257A. Natures and Environments. 4 Units.

Examines social scientific understandings of natural contexts and human milieus via a survey of key analytic categories. Begins by examining historical and ongoing definitions and problems organized around “nature” and “environment” as separate but imbricated concepts.

ANTHRO 259A. Dissertation Writing Seminar. 4 Units.

Intended for advanced, post-fieldwork Anthropology graduate students. Emphasis on the presentation of research design and results, problems of ethnographic writing, and qualitative and quantitative data and analysis. Prerequisites: post-fieldwork; graduate standing in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 289. Special Topics in Anthropology. 1-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 290. Dissertation Research. 4-12 Units.

Dissertation research with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ANTHRO 299. Independent Study. 4-12 Units.

Independent research with Anthropology faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Faculty

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, J.D., Ph.D. Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, Professor of School of Law; Anthropology
Victoria Bernal, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory
Susan C. Bibler Coutin, Ph.D. Stanford University, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society; Anthropology; Culture and Theory (law, culture, immigration, human rights, citizenship, political activism, Central America)
Thomas D. Boellstorff, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Anthropology (virtual worlds, sexuality, postcoloniality, HIV/AIDS, mass media and popular culture, language and culture, Indonesia, Southeast Asia)
Geoffrey C. Bowker, Ph.D. University of Melbourne, Professor of Informatics; Anthropology; Visual Studies (values in design, social studies of databases, science and technology studies)
John P. Boyd, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Michael L. Burton, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology; Economics
Francis A. Cancian, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology; Economics
Leo Chavez, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Anthropology
Benjamin N. Colby, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Thomas J. Douglas, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Lecturer of Anthropology
Christopher E. Drover, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, Lecturer of Anthropology
James A. Egan, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Lecturer of Anthropology
Julia Elyachar, Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory; Economics
Robert Garfias, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D. The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Director of the UC Humanities Research Institute and Professor of Comparative Literature; Anthropology; Criminology, Law and Society; Culture and Theory (race, racism, race and the law, political theory, South Africa, digital humanities)
Susan M. Greenhalgh, Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Mizuko Ito, Ph.D. Stanford University, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning and Professor in Residence of Anthropology; Education; Informatics (ethnography, game studies, youth culture, learning sciences, online communities)
Angela C. Jenks, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment of Anthropology
Eleana Kim, Ph.D. New York University, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Karen Leonard, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
G. Craig MacAndrew, Ph.D. University of Chicago, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Lilith Mahmud-Abdelwahab, Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies; Anthropology (elites, race and nationalism, cultural capital, secrecy and conspiracy, feminist ethnography, critical studies of Europe)
George E. Marcus, Ph.D. Harvard University, UCI Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology
William M. Maurer, Ph.D. Stanford University, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology; Criminology, Law and Society; Culture and Theory (anthropology of law, globalization, Caribbean, anthropology of money and finance, gender and kinship)
Michael J. Montoya, Ph.D. Stanford University, UCI Chancellor's Fellow and Associate Professor of Anthropology; Chicano/Latino Studies; Culture and Theory; Program in Public Health (social inequality and health, race and ethnicity, social and cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine, participation of ethnic populations in biomedical research, the U.S./Mexican border, critical bioethics)
Keith Murphy, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Linguistics
Sylvia Nam, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Planning, Policy, and Design
Sheila G. O'Rourke, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Lecturer of Anthropology
Valerie A. Olson, Ph.D. William Marsh Rice University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Kristin Peterson, Ph.D. William Marsh Rice University, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory
A. K. Romney, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Gabriele J. Schwab, Ph.D. University of Konstanz, Department Chair and UCI Chancellor's Professor of Comparative Literature; Anthropology; Culture and Theory; European Languages and Studies (modern literature, critical theory, psychoanalysis, comparative literature)
Roxanne Varzi, Ph.D. Columbia University, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory; Film and Media Studies; Visual Studies (Iran, media, war, visual anthropology, film studies, ethnographic and fiction writing)
Roger Walsh, Ph.D. University of Queensland, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Anthropology
Douglas R. White, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Mei Zhan, Ph.D. Standford University, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory (medical anthropology, cultural and social studies of science, globalization, transnationalism, gender, China and United States)
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