Faculty of the Department of Anthropology

Fall 2014 Office Hours [in .pdf format]




Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
Associate Professor
Office: 363 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-3241
Email: anab@buffalo.edu


Research Interests: Medical anthropology; anthropology of religion; social theory; post-structural theory; narratives and practices of health and illness; ethnomedicine; anthropology of the body; phenomenology; death and dying; self and personhood; body politics; shamanism and the nature of the postcolony; indigenous knowledge; experts and non-experts; ritual memory; power and authority; gender and sexuality; the late modern world viewed from the fourth world; materiality and fetishism; historicity; social memory and indigenous histories; indigenous Latin America; Mapuche.





David J. Banks
Office: 177 and 174 Spaulding
Phone: (716) 645-0421
Email: dbanks@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Social anthropology; kinship; culture; historical methods; contemporary social change; Southeast Asia, Malaya.




Warren Barbour
Associate Professor
Office: 278 Spaulding, Bldg 5
Phone: (716) 645-0423
Email: barbour@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Prehistory; comparative early civilizations; historical archaeology; Mesoamerica.




Carol M. Berman
Office: 165 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0429
Email: cberman@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Primate behavior; primate social development; animal behavior; evolution of behavior; ethological methods.




Peter F. Biehl
Department Chair
Office: 380 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0402
Email: pbiehl@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Archaeology of Europe and the Near East; Climate Change in the Past and Present; Method and Theory; Social Meaning of Visual Imagery and Representation; Art, Symbolism and Religion; Digital Humanities; Museum Studies and Management; Cultural Heritage.




T J Chevral  (T L Thurston)
Office: 363 Richmond, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0408
Email: tt27@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Archaeological theory; complex societies; colonialism; ethnicity and identity; conflict and conflict resolution; political ecology; pastoralism; agricultural intensification; landscape archaeology; regional analysis; ethnohistory; archaeological chemistry; European archaeology; Iron Age, Medieval, and Early Modern Scandinavia and Ireland.




Christine R. Duggleby
Associate Professor
Office: 161 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0427
Email: duggleby@buffalo.edu

On leave for the Fall 2013 semester.

Research Interests: Physical anthropology; population biology; genetics; evolutionary theory.




Jaume Franquesa
Assistant Professor
Office: 375 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0404
Email: jaume@buffalo.edu 

Research Interests: Economic anthropology; urban anthropology; anthropology of energy, tourism and cultural heritage; urban renewal and gentrification; wind farms and the political economy of alternative energy; Spain, Southern Europe.




Frederick Klaits
Assistant Professor
Office: 376 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-6388
Email: fklaits@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Care in social practice and political theory; Religion and healing; Self and other in religious practice; Humanitarianism; United States, southern Africa.




Ann P. McElroy
Associate Professor
Office: 376 Spaulding, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0420
Email: mcelroy@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Applied medical anthropology; Disability studies; Culture and reproduction; Political and health change in arctic populations; Health care delivery to underserved populations in urban/rural U.S.




Sarunas Milisauskas
Office: 467 Richmond, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0412
Email: smilis@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Old World archaeology; European prehistory; Neolithic; Bronze Age.




Vasiliki Neofotistos
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor
Office: 370 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0405
Email: neofotis@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Political anthropology; violence; the anthropology of war and peace.




Douglas Perrelli
Director of Archaeological Survey

Adjunct Professor
Office: 262 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-2297
Email: perrelli@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Lithic Analysis; Iroquoian Studies; Gender Archaeology; Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation; Northeastern North America.



Donald Pollock
Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor
Office: 372 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-3080
Email: dpollock@buffalo.edu

Current research interests fall into two broad topics: the culture of contemporary medicine (including the social history of physician autobiography, the culture of tertiary care medicine, and health disparities); and traditional healing, shamanism, and personhood in Amazonian communities.




Deborah Reed-Danahay
Office: 377 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0406
Email: der5@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Political anthropology, citizenship, immigration, personal narrative, autoethnography, anthropology and education, social theory, and history of anthropology. Europe and the United States.

Professor Reed-Danahay is founding Director of the Center for European Studies (CEUS) at UB and is a Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (UK).

She served as President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe from 2010-2012.


Joyce E. Sirianni
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office: 134 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0425
Email: jsiriann@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Physical anthropology; craniofacial growth and development; physical anthropology; dental anthropology.




Phillip Stevens Jr.
Associate Professor
Office: 171 Spaulding, Bldg 3
Phone: (716) 645-0416
Email: pstevens@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; religion; cultural change; West Africa, Caribbean.



Barbara Tedlock
Office: 362 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0399
Email: tedlockb@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Psychological and cognitive anthropology; anthropology of art and aesthetics; ethnomedicine; shamanism; American Southwest and Mesoamerica.





Ezra B. Zubrow
Office: 466 Richmond, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0411
Email: zubrow@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Anthropological and Archaeological theory and method; social policy of heritage and disability; Nordic archaeology; ecology; simulation methods; demography; marginal cultural areas; Finland, Norway, England, Northeast.