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

Jason DeCaro, Associate 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, Associate 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, Associate 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 Lynn

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
  • Stress
  • Pentacostalism
David Meek

David Meek, Assistant Professor

3038 Houser Hall | (205) 348-1909 | ddmeek@ua.edu

http://ddmeek.people.ua.edu/

  • Environmental anthropology
  • GIS
  • Political ecology
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Place-based education
  • Brazil

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
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

  • Maya archaeology and epigraphy
  • Iconography
  • 3D scanning and virtual reality
Lesley Jo Weaver

Lesley Jo Weaver, Assistant Professor

16 ten Hoor Hall | (205) 348-2855 | ljweaver@ua.edu

http://ljweaver.people.ua.edu/

  • mental health, especially locally relevant ways of understanding and describing distress that fall outside of biomedical psychiatry
  • gender and its impacts on health risk and experience
  • chronic, nutrition-related diseases, especially type 2 diabetes: individual-level experiences and structural determinants of risk
  • food insecurity and food choice as economies become globally integrated
  • India, Brazil, and the USA