Classifications
Specialty

Elliot Blair, Assistant Professor

25-E ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-6542 | ehblair@ua.edu

http://eblair.people.ua.edu/

  • Complex societies of the Americans
  • Mississippi and Colonial Southeast U.S.
  • Mission Santa Catalina de Guale

John H. Blitz, Professor

25-E ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-4074 | jblitz@ua.edu

http://jblitz.people.ua.edu/

  • Theoretical: Anthropological archaeology, origins of rank, class, and complex societies, sociopolitical differentiation and integration, political economy of households and communities, material correlates of social memory and collective identity, technological change
  • Methodological: regional and site settlement analysis, pottery chronology and function, analysis of monumental architecture
  • Regional and Temporal: U.S. Southeast, especially Mississippian and Woodland periods (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia), Maya Lowlands (Belize)

Ian W. Brown, Professor

416 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall | (205) 348-9758 | ibrown@ua.edu

http://ibrown.people.ua.edu/

  • Southeastern U. S. archaeology
  • Museum anthropology
  • Archaeological material culture
  • Native American prehistory and ethnohistory
  • The role of salt in world history and prehistory
  • Historical archaeology
  • Historic cemeteries and gravestone studies

Katherine L. Chiou, Assistant Professor

10B ten Hoor Hall / LAB: 415 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall | (205) 348-1929 | klchiou@ua.edu

http://kchiou.people.ua.edu/

  • Anthropological Archaeology
  • Paleoethnobotany/Archaeobotany
  • Andean Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Food
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 3D Modeling
  • Household Archaeology
  • Archaeological Ethics
  • Genus Capsicum

 

Jason DeCaro, Professor

14 ten Hoor Hall | Office: (205) 348-9061, Lab: (205) 348-7792 | jason.a.decaro@ua.edu

http://dehb.ua.edu/jason-decaro.html

  • Human development across the lifecourse
  • Biocultural medical and psychological anthropology
  • Human evolutionary biology
  • Social epidemiology
  • East Africa, Central America, USA

William Dressler, Professor

24-B ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-1954 | wdressle@as.ua.edu

http://bdressler.people.ua.edu/

  • Biocultural medical anthropology
  • Culture and disease risk
  • Culture and the individual
  • Cultural consonance

Marysia Galbraith, Professor

17 ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-8412 | mgalbrai@ua.edu

http://mgalbraith.people.ua.edu

  • National and ethnic identity
  • East and Central Europe
  • Globalization

Keith Jacobi, Professor

13 ten Hoor Hall / LAB: 301 Mary Harmon Bryant | (205) 348-1960 | kjacobi@as.ua.edu

http://kjacobi.people.ua.edu/

  • Osteology
  • Forensic anthropology

Cameron Lacquement, Assistant Teaching Professor

24-C ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-1961 | clacquement@as.ua.edu

  • Southeastern archaeology
  • Monumental and domestic architecture
  • Moundville

Lisa LeCount, Professor

25-C ten Hoor Hall | 205-348-3733 | llecount@as.ua.edu

http://llecount.people.ua.edu/

  • Latin American archaeology
  • Origins of ancient Maya states
  • Pre-Columbian households
  • Feasting
  • Pottery

Christopher D. Lynn, Associate Professor

12 ten Hoor Hall / LAB: 37a Rowand-Johnson Hall | 205-348-4162 | cdlynn@ua.edu

http://cdlynn.people.ua.edu/

  • Biocultural medical anthropology
  • Human behavioral ecology
  • Evolutionary studies
  • Cultural impacts on health
  • Dissociation, absorption, and trance
  • Signaling theory, cooperation, and commitment

Stephanie McClure, Assistant Professor

smcclur1@ua.edu

My overarching area of interest is culture, the body, and health. Said in another way, my primary research interest (currently) is the body as the subject andobject of culture, and the bearing that subject/object duality has on how health is understood, experienced, assessed, etc.

My current pursuits with respect to that overarching interest fall into three categories:

  • physicality and identity
  • intersectionality
  • physical activity and wellbeing

My current projects  and their category alignment:

  • Utility of  robust norms assessment for increasing the predictive capacity of health behavior theories (physicality and wellbeing)
  • Effect of the psychosocial benefits of physical activity on girls’ school performance (physicality and wellbeing)
  • Collage construction as a method for exploring physicality and identity (physicality and identity)
  • The role of race/gender as a key intersection in African American adolescent girls’ physicality (intersectionality)
  • History as a social determinant of health (this really goes back to my overarching question).

My population focus is African American women and girls.

Kathryn Oths, Professor

24-d ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-1957 | koths@as.ua.edu

http://koths.people.ua.edu/

  • Biocultural medical anthropology
  • Treatment choice
  • Healers
  • Health outcomes
  • Latin America

Lisa Pawloski, Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs

Clark Hall 302 | (205) 348-0047 | lpawloski@ua.edu

Dr. Pawloski is the Associate Dean for International Programs and a Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her previous roles included founding Chair of the Departments of Nutrition and Food Studies and Global and Community Health at George Mason University.  She also served as Dean of Academic Affairs on the George Mason University Korea campus in Songdo Korea.

Dr. Pawloski is an expert in childhood obesity and biocultural aspects of health and nutrition among children, adolescents, and young adults. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1997, she examined the nutritional status of adolescent girls from the Segou Region in Mali, West Africa to explore factors impacting malnutrition in that region. Her current interests involve exploring the biocultural, geographic, and social determinants of obesity in transitional countries. Dr. Pawloski has most recently worked and conducted research in Thailand, Iraq, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Chile, and Paris, France.

Education

  • PhD, Anthropology, Indiana University, 1999
  • MA, Anthropology, Indiana University, 1996
  • BA, Biology (Minors: Chemistry and Anthropology), Texas A&M University, 1991
Sonya Pritzker

Sonya E. Pritzker, Assistant Professor

15 ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-6554 | spritzker@ua.edu

http://spritzker.people.ua.edu/

  • the treatment of chronic discomfort with Chinese medicine
  • methodology in integrative medicine research
  • the globalization of Chinese medicine
  • the development of integrative medicine in the U.S. and China
  • morality and reflective practice in medical care

Alexandre Tokovinine, Assistant Professor

25-B ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-1906 | atokovinine@ua.edu

http://atokovinine.people.ua.edu/

  • Maya archaeology and epigraphy
  • Iconography
  • 3D scanning and virtual reality