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Faculty

Andrea Ballestero S.Andrea Ballestero S., Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Legal and political anthropology; science and technology studies; political economy; anthropology of quantification; materiality; the subterranean; value; nature and ontology.
CONTACT:  580 Sewall Hall  |  713-348-3382  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Dominic BoyerDominic Boyer, Professor and Director CENHS (Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences)
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Renewable energy and energopolitics; media; knowledge; digital information and epistemology; experts, professionalism, and cultures of expertise; intellectuals and identitarian movements; the politics of affect and belonging; late, post, and neosocialism.
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 564  |  713-348-2061  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

James D. FaubionJames D. Faubion, Radoslav Tsanoff Chair, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anthropology of self-formation and ethics; anthropological research design; the work of Michel Foucault; the prevailing epistemological figures of anthropological thought; the more general sociocultural ecology of social and cultural thought; the theorization of kinship; religious ideation and practice; anthropology of literature; anthropology of temporality; ancient and modern Greece.
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 570A  |  713-348-3384  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Jeffrey FleisherJeffrey Fleisher, Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Old World archaeology; African archaeology and ethnography; political economy; landscape and regional archaeology; household studies; ceramics; urban space; materiality of ritual; social memory. 
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 582  |  713-348-3482  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Eugenia GeorgesEugenia Georges, Professor and Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Medical anthropology; politics of reproduction; cultural study of pregnancy, childbirth, and new reproductive technologies; social movements to demedicalize maternity care; transnational migration, gender and development.  Greece; Brazil, Dominican Republic. 
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 574  |  713-348-3390  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Cymene HoweCymene Howe, Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental ethics and energy politics; ontologies and vitalities; activism and human rights; gender and sexuality; Latin America; United States.
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 584  |  713-348-4982  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Susan McIntoshSusan McIntosh, Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Origins of complex societies; West African Iron Age archaeology, with particular emphasis on the interior floodplains of the Senegal and Niger rivers; ceramic analysis; human osteology; cultural property, heritage, and sociopolitics
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 576  |  713-348-3380  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Affiliated Anthropologists

Arthur MasonArthur Mason, Adjunct Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Energy and environmental futures; petro-industry information (assembling, mobilizing, performing); intermediary knowledge and consultant expertise; ritual, performativity, and energy salon aesthetics; extractive and restructuring industries. Circumpolar-Arctic.  
CONTACT:  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Beverly Mitchell, Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor. 
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Academic Interests:  Medical anthropology; gender, health and body modifications; race and ethnicity; human rights and social justice; immigration and health; the intersection of academia and activism
CONTACT:  Sewall 566  |  713-348-3117  |  e-mail  |  profile
 

 

Sonia RyangSonia Ryang, T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies, Director
CONTACT:  207 Mechanical Lab e-mail
 

 

Staff

Joanne Carpenter, Office Assistant
CONTACT:  578 Sewall Hall  |  713 348-2132  |  e-mail
 

 

Altha Rodgers, Department Administrator
CONTACT:  Sewall Hall 572  |  713 348-2142  |  e-mail