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, 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
  • Cultural impacts on health
  • Dissociation, absorption, and trance
  • Signaling theory, cooperation, and commitment
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

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
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