University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Full-Time Faculty

Deborah Blom

Associate Professor & Chair

Bioarchaeology, Identity, Social Complexity, Childhood; Andean South America

W 1:00 - 3:00, or by appointment: . Williams Hall Room 508

John Crock

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Director, Consulting Archaeology Program

Archaeology; Northeast, Caribbean

Office Hours: by appointment Delehanty Hall, Trinity Campus

Jennifer Dickinson

Associate Professor

Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology of Work,Post-socialism, Advertising, Media;Sign languages; Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Transcarpathia

Office Hours:R only 12:00 - 1:15, or by appointment, Williams Hall, Room 514A

Benjamin Eastman

Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology, Political Anthropology, Socialism/Post-Socialism, Nationalism, Crisis, Ritual, Performance, Sports; Cuba, Latin America

Office Hours:W 2:00 - 4:00, or by appointment, Williams Hall, Room 501

Robert Gordon


Cultural Anthropology, Social Change, Development, Politics, Law, Visual Anthropology; Africa, Papua New Guinea

Office Hours: T/R 8:30-9:30 or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 517

Catherine Holly


Sociocultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Business and Applied Anthropology, Coffee Culture, Development, Biological and Forensic Anthropology

Office Hours:By appointment only. Williams Hall

Emily Manetta

Associate Professor

Linguistics (syntax), Sociolinguistics; South Asia

Office Hours: Parental Leave, Williams Hall, Room 514

Teresa Mares

Assistant Professor

Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Sustainable Food Systems, Food Security, Latino/a Immigration, Environmental and Food Justice Movements

Office Hours:M and W 11:00 - 12:00, or by appointment, Williams Hall, Room 501

Francis "Jess" Robinson


Vermont's Precontact and Historic Past; Ritual and Ceremony; Long-Distance Interaction and Exchange; Ritual Economy; Mortuary Studies; Hunter-Gatherer Studies; the far Northeast

Office Hours: By appointment only. Williams Hall

Jeanne Shea

Associate Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Health, Gender, Aging, Family, Elder Caregiving, Generational Differences, Social Change; China, North America

Office Hours:F 2:30 - 4:30 or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 515

Jonah Steinberg

Associate Professor

Cultural Anthropology, Transnational and Global Communities, Responses to Marginality and Social Crisis, Migration and Diaspora; Islam, South Asia, Indic diasporas including Romani Gypsies, Indian Ocean, Himalaya

Office Hours:T 12:00 - 2:00, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 510


Scott Van Keuren

Associate Professor and Acting Chair (Fall 2014)

Archaeology, American Southwest and Ancestral Pueblo Community Organization, Craft Production and Socio-Political Complexity, Pottery Style and Technology, Public Archaeology, Museology; North America

Office Hours:F 11:00 - 1:00, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 504

Luis Vivanco


Cultural and Environmental Anthropology, Political Ecology, Knowledge and Science, Media, Mobility, Tourism; Latin America

Office Hours:M 3:00 - 4:30 and R 12:00 - 1:30, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 512


Nicholas "Tico" Wolff

Research Associate

is an anthropological archaeologist whose interest in bygone landscapes and communities was sparked by childhood explorations of the stone walls and cellar holes that lay hidden in the woods of his family's farm in central Vermont.

Office Hours: By appointment only. Williams Hall


Anthropologists in Other Departments

Vicki Brennan

Associate Professor of Religion

Cultural Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Religion, Performance, Politics, Gender, Sound, Diaspora; Yoruba, Nigeria, Africa

Office: 481 Main Street, Rm 101

Todne Thomas Chipumuro

Assistant Professor of Religion

Sociocultural Anthropology, Religion, Kinship Studies, Sociality, Ethnicity; African Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Studies, US South

Office: 481 Main Street, Rm 202

Charles Knight

Lecturer, Anthropology
Assistant Director, Consulting Archaeology Program

Archaeology of the Northeasern US and Mesoamerica

Ann M Kroll Lerner

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

Archaeology, Cultural Identity, Mortuary Studies; Western Siberia, North America (midwest)


Amy Trubek

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Culinary Anthropology, Taste of Place, Anthropology of the Senses; Western Europe, US

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