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Samantha Blatt

Dr. Samantha Blatt

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


  • Human Osteology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Human Evolution

Anthropology Bites: Anthropology of Teeth

Bones, Stones, and Genomes: Human Origins in a Nutshell

Digging and Dealing in Death: Tales of a Bioarchaeologist

Dr.Elizabeth Cartwright

Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright

Professor of Anthropology; Registered Nurse


  • Mexico, Peru
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Migrant Farmworkers
  • Immigration and Environmental Health

Medical Anthropology in the Peruvian Andes: Traditions and Culture Change

Dr.John Dudgeon

Dr. John Dudgeon

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy


  • Alaska and Arctic Indigenous Peoples
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Ancient DNA
  • Plant and Animal Microfossils

Science-based Approaches to the Past: Prehistoric Mysteries Solved with Molecular Bioarchaeology

Dr. Jonathan Fardy

Assistant Professor of Art History


  • History of Art (all periods)

  • History of Photography (all periods)

Is Photography Objective?

How to Look at Modern Art


Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sara Getz.

Dr. Sara Getz

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


  • Human Osteology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Careers in Forensic Science

From Birth to Old Age: Skeletal Changes Throughout Life

Bones: Fact or Fiction? – The Real Forensic Anthropology

What is “Forensics”? – Careers in the Forensic Sciences

Malliga Och

Christian Petersen

Assistant Lecturer of Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Katherine Reedy

Dr. Katherine Reedy

Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology


  • Alaska and Arctic Indigenous Peoples
  • Human-Environmental Relationships
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Community Sustainability

Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Island Anthropology: Indigenous Aleut Fishermen of the Bering Sea and North Pacific

Sarah Robey

Dr. Sarah Robey

Assistant Professor of History


  • Twentieth-century U.S. History
  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • The Cold War 

From the Cold War to the Cloud: A History of the Internet

Dr. Justin Stover

Assistant Professor of History


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• Modern Ireland & the Irish Revolution

• First World War

• Nationalism, War & Violence

Ireland through Symbol & Song

War & Peace in Modern Europe

Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas

Senior Lecturer of Anthropology


• Southeast Asia

• Tourism

• Social Change

A Man in a Pink Silk Skirt: Gender Roles in the ‘Hermit Nation” of Burma (Myanmar)

Dr. Trent Stephens

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Embryology


• Castle History

• Medieval History

• Evolutionary Change

• Thalidomide History

The Importance of Knowledge

Science Can Be So Much Fun


Creation, Geologic Time, Evolution

D’Arcy Thompson, On Growth and Form, and the Future of Biology, 1917-2017

Arunima Datta

Dr. Arunima Datta

Assistant Professor, Modern Asian and World History; Gender Studies


• Asian History

• Migration History

• Women's History

Food in World History

Women in World History

History in Film