Overview

Our faculty is actively engaged in research in all four sub-fields and publish regularly in journals appropriate to their fields. (Please individual webpages and bios under People.) We have a traditional focus on the circumpolar North. Recent departmental growth has resulted in a new thematic focus on language, culture, and evolution. Our research has an immediate impact on our instruction. We illustrate fundamental principles with data from our fieldwork and engage students in the analysis of complex issues found in our own work. Comments on IASs frequently note that the material was made much more accessible by the instructors' ability to relate it to actual research experience.

Subfields

Archaeology

  • Justin Cramb
  • Ben Potter
  • Josh Reuther

Biological Anthropology

  • Brian Hemphill
  • Kara C. Hoover

Social/Cultural

  • Elaine Drew
  • Patrick Plattet
  • Robin A. Shoaps
  • Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

Linguistic Anthropology

  • Robin A. Shoaps

Geographic Areas

Alaska/Circumpolar North

  • Justin Cramb
  • Elaine Drew
  • Kara C. Hoover
  • Patrick Plattet
  • Ben Potter
  • Josh Reuther
  • Robin A. Shoaps
  • Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

Native and Latin America

  • Robin A. Shoaps

North America

  • Elaine Drew
  • Robin A. Shoaps

Asia (Siberia, Russian Far East, Japan, SE Asia, China)

  • Brian Hemphill
  • Kara C. Hoover
  • Patrick Plattet
  • Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

Eurasia

  • Brian Hemphill
  • Kara C. Hoover

Oceania

  • Justin Cramb