Faculty


Jafari S Allen

Assoc. Professor

jsa118@miami.edu

Dr. Allen is the author of the critical ethnography of race, gender, sexuality and revolution, ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba; editor of Black/Queer/Diaspora– a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; and numerous scholarly and popular articles, book chapters, and blog posts. He is...

Traci A Ardren

Professor

tardren@miami.edu

(305) 284-4912
Traci is an anthropological archaeologist interested in New World prehistoric cultures. Her research focuses on issues of identity and other forms of symbolic representation in the archaeological record, especially the ways in which differences are explained through gender. Current preoccupations include the role of cuisine in identity formation...

Ann W. Brittain

Assoc. Professor

a.brittain@MIAMI.EDU

(305) 284-5068
Dr. Brittain studies intra-American migration and demography, with an emphasis on reproductive decision-making in the Caribbean. Dr. Brittain is Undergraduate Program Director for the department

Caleb D Everett

Professor

caleb@miami.edu

(305) 284-2535
Caleb's research examines language and its interaction with nonlinguistic cognition, culture, and the environment. For more information and a more complete list of Caleb's publications, visit his personal site.

David W. Forrest

Research Asst. Professor

dforrest@miami.edu

(305) 243-5782

Pamela L. Geller

Associate Professor

p.geller@miami.edu

(305) 284-2380
Dr. Geller is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. She is strongly committed to transdisciplinarity; her research interests include bioarchaeology, feminist and queer studies, materiality of identity, bio-politics and the body, and the socio-politics of the past. She has conducted fieldwork in Israel,...

Edward LiPuma

Professor

e.lipuma@miami.edu

(305) 284-2535

Louis Herns Marcelin

Assoc. Professor

lmarcel2@miami.edu

(305) 284-8493
Dr. Marcelin is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship in the Americas. His research also examines questions related to health and human security, and the roles of power, violence, and marginalization in society (particularly in Brazil, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United...

Bryan Page

Professor

bryan.page@miami.edu

(305) 284-6045
Dr. Page specializes in studying the consumption of drugs in urban, street based settings. His 42-year career in the anthropology of drug use has focused on the consequences and impacts of various patterns of legal and illegal drug use in a wide variety of cultural settings. Among his funded projects supported by the National Institute on Drug...

William J Pestle

Associate Professor
Director of Latin American Studies

w.pestle@miami.edu

(305) 284-3761
Will Pestle is a bioarchaeologist interested in the reconstruction of the lifeways of the prehistoric peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean. In his research, he uses a variety of biogeochemical analytical techniques to study patterns of subsistence, mobility, and environmental interaction in prehistoric human populations. He is in the third...

Linda L Taylor, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor

ltaylor@miami.edu

(305) 284-5075
Dr. Taylor is a biological anthropologist and primatologist with a focus on primate behavior and the lemurs of Madagascar.  Her research investigates intersections of biological and social relationships. Dr. Taylor has conducted field research on howling monkeys in Costa Rica,  kinship, social power and aging at the Duke Lemur...