Affiliated Faculty

Kenneth Broad


(305) 284-2721
Dr. Kenny Broad is an environmental anthropologist who studies the relationship between humans and their environment. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999. Kenny has led or participated in extreme scientific and filmmaking expeditions on every continent – from urban jungles to the deepest caves on the...

Toni Cela

Post Doctoral Associate

(305) 284-5069
Toni Cela is a post-doctoral associate and the Project Coordinator of a National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) funded family and adolescent study titled, Culturally Modified Family Based Therapy for Haitian Youth in South Florida (PI: Louis Herns Marcelin). She received her doctorate in education from...

Monica Faraldo

Research Support Coordinator

(305) 243-3480
Monica Faraldo (BA, MA University of Miami) is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Miami. Her research agenda focuses on the peopling of the New World through osteological analyses of ancient skeletal material from sites in Costa Rica and Florida.  Her research projects in Florida also include food...

Frederick Hanselmann

Director, Underwater Archaeology and Exploration
Director, Scientific Diving and Boating

(305) 421-4347
Dr. Frederick H. Hanselmann ("Fritz") is an underwater archaeologist and Faculty in the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society and part of the Exploration Sciences Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami, where he directs the Underwater Archaeology Program.  Having...

Ellen Kapsalis

Director, Compliance

(305) 243-2311
As Director of Compliance for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight committee (ESCRO) under the direction of the Vice Provost for Research + Scholarship, Ellen Kapsalis provides oversight and leadership to University's research program...

Felicia Marie Knaul


Felicia Marie Knaul, BA (International Development, University of Toronto), MA, Ph.D. (Economics, Harvard University), has dedicated more than three decades to academic, advocacy and policy work in global health focused on reducing inequities and improving the condition of vulnerable groups, primarily in low- and middle-income countries and...

Kate Ramsey

Assoc. Professor
2017 Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead-UMIA

(305) 284-5581
Kate Ramsey works on Caribbean history and culture. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of religion, law, and performance; medicine and healing in the Atlantic world; Caribbean intellectual history, artistic production, and social movements; and the connection between anthropology and history. Her first book, The...

Meryl Shriver-Rice

Director, Education

(305) 394-1246
Dr. Shriver-Rice is the Director of Environmental Media at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. As both a visual anthropologist and palaeoethnobotanist, her interdisciplinary background includes dual degrees in Anthropology and Biology, a Master’s degree in Archaeology (University of Nottingham, England), and a Ph.D in...