PROFESSORS


Andrea Ballestero S.

Legal and political anthropology; science and technology studies; political economy; anthropology of quantification; materiality; the subterranean; value; nature and ontology.

Dominic Boyer

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.

James D. Faubion

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.

Jeffrey Fleisher

Old World archaeology; African archaeology and ethnography; political economy; landscape and regional archaeology; household studies; ceramics; urban space; materiality of ritual; social memory.

 

Eugenia Georges

 

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.

 

Cymene Howe

Environmental ethics and energy politics; ontologies and vitalities; activism and human rights; gender and sexuality; Latin America; United States.

 

Susan McIntosh

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

Zoë Wool

Medical anthropology; anthropologies of life and death; injury, illness, and disability; personhood and the body; the necropolitics of care; STS; violence; war; intimacy; precarity; ordinary ethics; soldiers and military families; United States.

RESEARCHERS, LECTURERS, AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS AT RICE


Arthur Mason


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.

 

 

Beverly Mitchell

Medical anthropology; gender, health and body modifications; race and ethnicity; human rights and social justice; immigration and health; the intersection of academia and activism