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Department of Anthropology

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Rachel Newcomb, PhD

Rachel Newcomb, PhD

Department Chair / Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 106

T. 407.691.1703

BA, Davidson College
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, PhD, Princeton University

Specializations: Cultural and applied/public anthropology, Middle East and North Africa, gender, Islam, modernity, globalization, and identity

Shan-Estelle Brown, PhD

Shan-Estelle Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 101

T. 407.646.2626

BA, Yale University
MA, Old Dominion University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Specializations: Medical anthropology, patient-provider relationship, health disparities, chronic illness, self-treatment, acceptability of treatments, global health, HIV, addiction, sickle cell disease, healthcare innovation technology, healthcare user experience (UX)

Hannah Carlan, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 102

T. 407.646.1944

PhD, University of California
MPhil, University of Cambridge, King’s College
BA, New York University
Zack Gilmore, PhD

Zack Gilmore, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 112

T. 407.691.1314

BA, Texas A&M University
MA, Southern Illinois University
PhD, University of Florida

Specializations: Anthropological archaeology, archaeology of pre-Columbian Florida and the Southeastern U.S., Late Archaic period (3700-1500 B.C.) social history, materiality & memory, microhistory & events, long-distance exchange, and early pottery technology & provenance

Ashley Kistler, PhD

Ashley Kistler, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 105

T. 407.691.1707

BA, Muhlenberg College
MA, Florida State University
PhD, Florida State University

Specializations: Cultural and linguistic anthropology, Mesoamerica, the Maya, economic anthropology, kinship, gender, collaborative ethnography, Latin American and Caribbean courses

Sydney Yeager, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Cornell Social Sciences Building (CSS) - Office 117

T. 407.646.1861

Faculty Emeriti

Dr. Gay Biery-Hamilton

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Carol Lauer

Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Robert Moore

Professor of Anthropology

Staff

Flora van Breemen

Flora van Breemen

Administrative Assistant

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Office 110

T 407.646.2670