Faculty

Jamie L. Clark.  Assistant Professor; PhD (Anthropology) University of Michigan, 2009. Paleolithic archaeology, modern human origins, hunter-gatherer lifeways, zooarchaeology. Southern Africa and the Near East.
Office: 312 Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-5911
E-mail: jlclark7 @ alaska.edu

 

Brian Hemphill. (On leave 2014-15 academic year) Associate Professor; PhD (anthropology), University of Oregon, 1991. Dental Morphology, Odontometrics, Dental Pathology, Skeletal Biology, Biological Distance Analysis, Bioarchaeology, Human Evolution, South Asia, Central Asia, Great Basin, Northwest Coast
Office: 401 Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-6755
Email: bhemphill @ alaska.edu


 

 

Kara C. Hoover. Associate Professor (Anthropology) and Affiliate Faculty (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); PhD (anthropology) Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2001. Evolutionary genetics & biology of olfaction, phenotype-genotype linkages in olfactory receptor genes, urban-rural olfactory functioning, paleo-population biology (diet, nutrition, developmental stress), hunter-gatherers, urban v rural, Japan, UK, Eurasia. 

Office:404 Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-6110 
E-mail: kara.hoover @ alaska.edu

 

David C. Koester. On leave 2014-15 academic year) Professor; PhD (anthropology) University of Chicago, 1990. Culture and history, historical and national/ethnic consciousness; anthropological study of children; history of ethnography; Iceland, Russian Far East, circumpolar. 

Office: 307B Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-7133
E-mail: dckoester @ alaska.edu

Patrick Plattet. Assistant Professor; PhD (anthropology), University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Practical School of Higher Studies (Paris/Sorbonne, France), 2005. Religious anthropology, Modes of ritualization, Hunting/herding/fishing practices and ideologies, Ritual efficacy, Sacrifice, Symbolic and cognitive anthropology, Ethnography, Russian Far East, Central & Eastern Europe
Office: 307D Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-6608
E-mail: pplattet @ alaska.edu

Sveta Yamin-Pasternak, PhD (Anthropology), University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007.  Foodways, post-Soviet studies, Alaskan ethnography, anthropology and contemporary art
Office: 307C Bunnell
Phone:
Email: syamin@alaska.edu

Ben A. Potter. Department Chair and Associate Professor; PhD (anthropology), University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005. Subarctic and Arctic archaeology; intersite variability; site structure and organization; human-environment interactions; field survey and excavation; cultural resource management; lithic and faunal analyses; geographic information systems.
Office: 308 Bunnell
Phone: 907-474-7567
Email: bapotter @ alaska.edu

Joshua D. Reuther. Assistant Professor, Curator of Archaeology, University of Alaska Museum of the North; PhD (anthropology), University of Arizona, 2013. Subarctic and arctic archaeology; geoarchaeology; geochronology; hunter-gatherer ecology; archaeological science; museum studies; cultural resources management.
Office: 042 Museum of the North
Phone: 907-474-6945
Email: jreuther @ alaska.edu

Robin A. Shoaps. Assistant Professor; PhD (linguistics), University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004. Linguistic anthropology, anthropology of Christianity, discourse analysis, self and subjectivity, ethnography of moralities, indigenous languages and cultures; Mesoamerica and the United States
Office: 305B Bunnell
Phone: 
 907-474-6884
E-mail: rashoaps @ alaska.edu

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