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

Monica Faraldo

Research Support Coordinator

(305) 284-2535
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


(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

Felicia Marie Knaul


Felicia Marie Knaul is Director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Anthropology and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences; the...

Sarah K. Meltzoff

Assoc. Professor

(305) 421-4085
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Affairs and Policy Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Secondary Appointment, Anthropology Department, University of Miami  

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

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...