Affiliated Faculty

Sharon Abramowitz

Research Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center

Research interests: medical anthropology, mental health, epidemics, Ebola, community engagement, humanitarian assistance, gender

Areas of concentration: West Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Multilateral organizations

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Fida Adely

Associate Professor and Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

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Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Faculty Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs

Research Interests: Indigenous peoples, ecology activism, religion and politics, human rights, First Nations creative leaders, shamans

Areas of Concentration: Eurasia, Arctic, Siberia, Alaska

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Daniela Brancaforte

Main Campus Student Ombuds

Research Interests: Business Anthropology, Military Families, Gender and the Workplace, Labor Inequalities, Ethics in Business, Migration in Southern and Central Europe

Areas of Concentration: USA, Europe, Cross-Border

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Rochelle Davis

Sultanate of Oman Chair and Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Research Interests: Refugees and Migrants, Anthropology, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cultural Heritage, Global Cities

Areas of Concentration: Arab World

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Ben Harbert

Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts

Research Interests: music, film, labor, ethnomusicology, sound studies, incarceration

Areas of Concentration: USA, Near East

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Emily Mendenhall

Associate Professor, Science, Technology & International Affairs, School of Foreign Service

Research Interests: Anthropology, Global Health, Medical Anthropology, Mental Health Parity, Public Health

Areas of Concentration: USA, India, Kenya, South Africa

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Joanne Rappaport

Professor Emerita, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Jessica Roda

Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Research Interests: Performance, festivals, cultural heritage and diplomacy, digital and media cultures, religion, tourism, diaspora, women and gender.

Areas of Concentration: United States, Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, French Guiana.

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Arjun Shankar

Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Research Interests: Documentary, Education and Justice, Global Human Development, Globalization, International Political Economy, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, South Asia, Visual Anthropology

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Cecilia Van Hollen

Teaching Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Research Interests: Medical anthropology, global health, reproductive medicine and technology, gender and sexuality, nationalism/transnationalism, development, religion

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