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

Office Hours: On sabbatical during the fall semester. Please see Interim Chair, Dr. Scott Van Keuren

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, Socioeconomic Transition, Advertising, Media; Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Transcarpathia

Office Hours: Monday 3-4, Tuesday 11:30-1, 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: Tuesday and Thursday, 12-1:30, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 501

Robert Gordon


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

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 to 10:30, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 517

Emily Manetta

Associate Professor

Linguistics (syntax), Sociolinguistics; South Asia

Office Hours: On sabbatical until fall semester, 2015. Williams Hall, Room 514

Teresa Mares

Assisant Professor

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

Office Hours: Monday and Friday, 12-1, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 501

Jeanne Shea

Associate Professor

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

Office Hours: Wednesday, 3:30-4:40, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 515

Jonah Steinberg

Assistant 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: On sabbatical until fall semester, 2015. 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: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11-12, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 504

Parker VanValkenburgh

Assistant Professor

Archaeology, Political Dimensions of Landscapes, Built Environments, Environmental Change, Forced Resettlement, Spanish Colonial Peru; Andean South America

Office Hours: Monday or Wednesday, 2:45-4, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 501

Luis Vivanco

Associate Professor

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

Office Hours: Monday 3-4, Thursday 12-1:30, or by appointment. Williams Hall, Room 512

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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