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  • Welcome | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    mission is a holistic enterprise facing a fragmented world Travel Analyzing Postwar Social Transitions Discover Commemorating African America Through Archaeology Cultural Knowledge Embodied and Performed Dismantling Stereotypes with Dramatic Films Explicating Expressive Forms and Creative Performance Exploring Geological Impacts on Human Dynamics Gaining Human Insights Through Primatology Investigating Cultural Change Over Time Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs Courses Video Highlights See our full video archive News Dr Alma Gottlieb featured in Academic Book Week 2015 What is the future of the academic book Tue 10 Nov 2015 Seeking Academic Advisor for the Anthropology Undergraduate Advising Office Wed 04 Nov 2015 Alumna Anita Chary Publishes Book The edited volume is titled Privatization and the New Medical Pluralism Shifting Healthcare Landscapes in Maya Guatemala Wed 14 Oct 2015 Congratulations to Elizabeth Spears for winning the 2015 Excellence Award The award recognizes staff members whose service has enhanced the experiences of graduate students and has had a positive impact on the operations of the graduate program or department Tue 13 Oct 2015 Eight Years of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Wed 23 Sep 2015 Featured Events Undergraduate Summer Internship and Research Opportunities Information Session Come learn how the Department of

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  • About Us | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    at Illinois The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and leadership in our discipline Founded in the late 1950 s Illinois anthropology has a rich history of innovative interdisciplinary and engaged anthropology Today we have robust programs in Archaeology Biological Anthropology and Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology offering undergraduate majors and minors as well as graduate degrees Through our student centered curricula speaker and colloquia series and field schools internships and research opportunities we serve students with interests ranging from human biology to environment and society to economics forensic sciences linguistics international studies cultural heritage management and museum studies and more The list is open ended reflecting the endless variety of things you can do with anthropology please click through to learn more about our courses our faculty and our graduate and undergraduate programs At its core our department is committed to training students in the fundamental concepts and methods of our discipline and in the history of anthropology and of the interdisciplinary and historical contexts that have shaped it We believe this foundation is integral to our discipline s continuous process of meaningful renewal and key to the

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  • About Us | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    at Illinois The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and leadership in our discipline Founded in the late 1950 s Illinois anthropology has a rich history of innovative interdisciplinary and engaged anthropology Today we have robust programs in Archaeology Biological Anthropology and Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology offering undergraduate majors and minors as well as graduate degrees Through our student centered curricula speaker and colloquia series and field schools internships and research opportunities we serve students with interests ranging from human biology to environment and society to economics forensic sciences linguistics international studies cultural heritage management and museum studies and more The list is open ended reflecting the endless variety of things you can do with anthropology please click through to learn more about our courses our faculty and our graduate and undergraduate programs At its core our department is committed to training students in the fundamental concepts and methods of our discipline and in the history of anthropology and of the interdisciplinary and historical contexts that have shaped it We believe this foundation is integral to our discipline s continuous process of meaningful renewal and key to the

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  • Archaeology | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    to everyday life during the Mississippian period and change over time in social practices under conditions of resettlement and physical displacement created by the impacts of urbanization at key centers such as Cahokia In just the past few years Dr Pauketat has directed excavations at several large village sites and homesteads dating from the 9th through 13th centuries AD These have been excavated with field school students and crews funded by the National Science Foundation The analysis of the site locational data along with the remains from over 250 domestic structures and numerous pits and midden areas excavated at these sites is being facilitated by the development of an Arcview GIS model Our archaeology faculty working in foreign countries facilitate fieldwork opportunities in those countries for graduate students in our program Dr Silverman is an Andeanist specialized in the complex societies of the region her particular area of expertise is south coastal Peru the Paracas and Nasca cultures Her current research has turned from the excavated past to the appropriation of the past in the present She recently completed a project in Cuzco the former Inca capital that investigated the conjunctions of archaeological heritage management the globalized tourism industry nationalism and the production of local identities Her new project is a comparative study of these issues at international World Heritage Sites She is also doing research in the field of critical museum studies which addresses similar issues of representation historicity identity political power tourism and globalization Dr Silverman is the Co Director of Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices CHAMP and Co Coordinator of the new interdisciplinary graduate track in Heritage Studies Through Spring 2011 she is the Co Editor of the journal Latin American Antiquity Dr Lucero includes undergraduate and graduate students in field and lab projects She works with students interested in the Ancient Maya Mesoamerican cultures complex societies political systems ritual and politics and water management Dr Lucero currently is exploring the politics of temple construction in complex societies Worldwide various groups use temples as political arenas to attract supporters The role of Classic Maya temples c A D 250 850 is not so clear All major centers have several temples but it is not known if royals built them all or if other groups did as well or whether the Maya built them for specific gods Dr Lucero is exploring this topic her field goals for the next few years include the collection of data from the six temples at the Maya center of Yalbac as part of the Valley of Peace Archaeology VOPA project in central Belize Undergraduate and graduate students can also utilize research opportunities provided through Dr Fennell s Historical Archaeology lab 296 Davenport Hall His research initiatives include the development of interpretative frameworks focusing on regional systems theories African diaspora studies theories concerning ethnicities and racialization stylistic and symbolic analysis of material culture and the significance of consumption patterns Dr Fennell s projects include multi year research concerning the social history

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  • Biological Anthropology | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    and Imaging Lab Integrated Systems Lab and Biomedical Imaging Center located at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Many of our faculty are affiliated with the Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PEEB and most have research collaborations with other units on campus including Mechanical Engineering Kinesiology and the Host Microbe Systems Group in the Institute for Genomic Biology We offer a wide range of graduate courses in our areas of specialty and are also involved in teaching human gross anatomy in the College of Medicine Our goal is to create an exciting and demanding academic environment that challenges doctoral students and prepares them to conduct outstanding research Faculty Paul Garber Steve Leigh Lyle Konigsburg John Polk Rebecca Stumpf Charles Roseman Ripan Malhi Laura Shackelford Kathryn Clancy Post Doctoral Researchers Martin Kowalewski Emeritus Faculty Eugene Giles Linda Klepinger Current Grad Students Jodi Blumenfeld Rodolfo Martinez Mota Talia Melber Krista Milich Nicoletta Righini Natalie Uhl Graduate Alumni ae Name Year Position s Mark Grabowski 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology George Washington University Petra Jelinek 2012 Caie Yan 2012 Visiting Lecturer San Jose Sate University and San Francisco State University Milena Shattuck 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor Duke University Scott Williams 2011 Assistant Professor New York University Melissa Raguet Schofield 2010 Tutor Department fo Anthropology Washington University St Louis Bernardo Urbani 2009 Researcher at the Centro de Antropologia Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas in Venezuela Greg Blomquist 2007 Assistant Professor University of Missouri Columbia MO Kristin Hedman 2007 University of Illinois Illinois Transportation Archaeology Research Program Martin Kowalewski 2006 Estacion Biologica de Corrientes EBCo MACN Biological Field Station of Corrientes Argentina Scientific Coordinator Barth Wright 2004 Post Doctoral Researcher George Washington University Washington DC Robin Bernstein 2004 Assistant Professor George Washington University Washington DC Jennifer Rehg

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  • Sociocultural & Linguistic Anthropology | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    water management in Belize North America The department also boasts a number of faculty engaged in research with North American communities including Abelmann s research on Korean Americans Farnell s work with Native North Americans Lugo s research on the Southwest United States Desmond s work on culture and feminist theory popular culture and media and live performance in the U S and beyond including the transnational study of the U S Rosas s work in the Midwest Dominguez s work in Louisiana Manalansan s work with Filipino Americans Keller s work with American artist blacksmiths and Torres and Lugo s research with Latinos in the U S See also the archeological work of Pauketat Other regions of focus Another notable area of research strength is both the anthropology of Europe reflected in the research of Bunzl in Austria and Central Europe as well as Gottlieb s recent work in Portugal and Dominguez s work in the Middle East particularly Israel In East Asia Abelmann conducts research in South Korea Kelsky focuses on global cultures and gender in Japan and Toby works on the historiography of the Japanese empire In Africa Gottlieb and Saul are each engaged in research in francophone West Africa see also the archeological work of Ambrose in East Africa In Southeast Asia and Oceania Lehman s work in Burma and Thailand Manalansan s research in the Philippines and Keller s research in Oceania continue a long standing departmental regional strength Central Themes in Faculty Research and Teaching Many of the issues in sociocultural anthropology and linguistics that we pursue can be organized under a set of thematic clusters While the following list does not exhaust our expertise or our sense of the scope of the discipline we consider these to be among the most vital ventures in contemporary anthropology and identify these as areas of particular intellectual breadth and depth that distinguish Anthropology at UIUC from other programs in the US and internationally Students interested in pursuing research questions organized around these issues will find a number of faculty mentors and student colleagues working on comparable themes These converging interests rarely result in absolute intellectual agreement we ask this neither of our colleagues nor of our students We find it is the depth of these overlapping intellectual concerns and the lively debate they spark that make the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign a productive and challenging place for anthropological research and training Body gender and sexuality A great number of our faculty share an explicit research interest in the body as an ethnographic site as a prime locus of culture as a resource for social action and as a focal point for historical processes We come to the body through a variety of research questions and intellectual trajectories from a concern with the inheritance of Cartesian dualisms to a focus on locality and situated practice to an engagement with queer theory to the pasts presents and futures of feminist anthropology to a focus on dance

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  • Faculty | Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies emoodie illinois edu Orta Andrew Professor and Head Department Head aorta illinois edu Pauketat Timothy Professor pauketat illinois edu Polk John Associate Professor jdpolk illinois edu Rosas Gilberto Associate Professor grosas2 illinois edu Roseman Charles Associate Professor croseman illinois edu Saul Mahir Professor m saul illinois edu Shackelford Laura Associate Professor llshacke illinois edu Silverman Helaine Professor helaine illinois edu Stumpf Rebecca Associate Professor rstumpf illinois edu Top of the page Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Professors Name Title Email Carter Alison Visiting Assistant Professor akcarter illinois edu Emerson Thomas Adjunct Professor teee illinois edu Kramer Elise Visiting Assistant Professor eakramer illinois edu Leigh Steven Adjunct Professor sleigh illinois edu Walthall John Adjunct Professor walthall illinois edu Top of the page Anthropologists and Specialists in Other Departments Schools or Institutes Name Title Unit Email Cotler Angelina Assoc Director Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies cotler illinois edu Sheehan Beth Asst Prof University Library Social Sciences Research Services Librarian edivince illinois edu Ginsburg Rebecca Assoc Prof Department of Landscape Architecture Director Education Justice Project rginsbur illinois edu Hargrave Michael Archaeologist and Project Manager CERL m hargrave cecer army mil Inda Jonathan Xavier Assoc Prof of Latina o Studies jxinda illinois edu Kibbee Josephine Assoc Prof Libr Admin j kibbee illinois edu Purpura Allyson Senior Curator and Curator of African Art purpura illinois edu Rana Junaid Asst Prof of Asian American Studies jrana illinois edu Ribot Jesse Professor of Geography Director Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy ribot illinois edu Treat James Assoc Prof Department of Religion treaty illinois edu Top of the page Emeritus Faculty Name Title Email Bruner Edward Emeritus Professor ebruner illinois edu Cunningham Clark Emeritus Professor ccunn illinois edu Garber Paul Professor Emeritus p garber illinois edu Giles Eugene Professor Emeritus e giles1

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  • Department Administration | Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
    Department Administration Graduate Students Undergraduate Students Programs Courses Programs Courses submenu Prospective Students Current Students Field Schools Internships Interdisciplinary Programs Community Resources Giving Blog Navigation Main Publicity Sections Navigation Sections Faculty Faculty Office Hours Faculty by Area of Specialty Graduate Students Undergraduate Students PhD Alumni Department Administration Name Title Email Harmon Karla Administrative Assistant kharmon illinois edu Spears Elizabeth Graduate Secretary espears illinois edu Head Andrew Orta Address 109 Davenport

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