Faculty of the Department of Anthropology
Spring 2015 Faculty Office Hours [in .pdf format]
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
Office: 363 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-3241
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
Research Interests: Social anthropology; kinship; culture; historical methods; contemporary social change; Southeast Asia, Malaya.
Office: 278 Spaulding, Bldg 5
Phone: (716) 645-0423
Research Interests: Prehistory; comparative early civilizations; historical archaeology; Mesoamerica.
Carol M. Berman
Office: 165 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0429
Research Interests: Primate behavior; primate social development; animal behavior; evolution of behavior; ethological methods.
Peter F. Biehl
Office: 380 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0402
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.
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.
Office: 161 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0427
On leave for the Fall 2013 semester.
Research Interests: Physical anthropology; population biology; genetics; evolutionary theory.
Office: 375 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0404
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.
Office: 376 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-6388
Research Interests: Care in social practice and political theory; Religion and healing; Self and other in religious practice; Humanitarianism; United States, southern Africa.
Ph.D., Cambridge 2006
Office: MFAC-377 Ellicott Complex
Evolutionary Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Cultural Transmission; Human Evolution; Social Learning; Lithic Analysis; Experiments
Office: 467 Richmond, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0412
Research Interests: Old World archaeology; European prehistory; Neolithic; Bronze Age.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 370 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0405
Research Interests: Political anthropology; violence; the anthropology of war and peace.
Director of Archaeological Survey
Office: 262 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-2297
Research Interests: Lithic Analysis; Iroquoian Studies; Gender Archaeology; Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation; Northeastern North America.
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: 372 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-3080
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.
Office: 377 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0406
Research Interests: Political anthropology, citizenship, immigration, personal narrative, autoethnography, education and youth, 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.
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office: 134 Spaulding, Bldg 6
Phone: (716) 645-0425
Research Interests: Physical anthropology; craniofacial growth and development; physical anthropology; dental anthropology.
Office: 171 Spaulding, Bldg 3
Phone: (716) 645-0416
Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; religion; cultural change; West Africa, Caribbean.
Office: 362 MFAC
Phone: (716) 645-0399
Research Interests: Psychological and cognitive anthropology; anthropology of art and aesthetics; ethnomedicine; shamanism; American Southwest and Mesoamerica.
Ph.D., Cambridge, 2008
M.Sc. University College London, 2003
Office: 166 Spaulding
Phone: (716) 645-0430
Research Interests: Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution, Evolutionary Morphology, Modern Human Variation, Craniometrics, Geometric Morphometrics.
Associate Editor for the Journal of Human Evolution
Ezra B. Zubrow
Office: 466 Richmond, Bldg 4
Phone: (716) 645-0411
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.