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Building Room KHC4068
Phone (323) 343-2440 | Fax (323) 343-2446

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Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Faculty (Full-Time)

Beth Baker
Professor, Chair
Phone/Ext: 
2443

Areas of Specialization: Migration, incarceration/detention and deportation, citizenship, ethnicity, nationalism and the state, and social movements.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/beth-baker

Michele Bleuze
Assistant Professor

Areas of Specialization: bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology, musculoskeletal biomechanics, locomotion and activity patterns, developmental and functional skeletal morphology, and growth and development.

Web page: https://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/michele-bleuze.

James E. Brady
Professor
Phone/Ext: 
2024

Areas of Specialization: Archeological method and theory, complex societies, Maya ideology, Maya cave archaeology, ceramic analysis.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/james-brady

Ester E. Hernández
Professor

Areas of Specialization: migration and transnationalism; immigrant communities, rights and activism, memory; state mediated identities.

Web Page: https://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/ester-e-hern%C3%A1ndez

Christine Lee
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext: 
5206

Areas of Specialization: Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, dental anthropology, body modification, deviant burials, China, Mongolia, Egypt.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/christine-lee

Elizabeth Miller
Professor, PhD, D-ABFA (Retired)
Phone/Ext: 
5205

Areas of Specialization: Forensic anthropology, human osteology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/elizabeth-miller

ChorSwang Ngin
Professor
Phone/Ext: 
2442

Areas of Specialization: Urban studies, ethnic studies, race ethnicity; Southeast Asia, Asia-American.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/chorswang-ngin

Joyce Parga
Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: Physical anthropology, primate behavior, sexual selection, reproduction, dispersal, molecular genetics.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/joyce-parga

Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: Language Documentation and Revitalization. Community-directed Language Auto-documentation. Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Mesoamerican Languages. Zapotecan Languages. Highland Chontal. Anthropological Linguistics. Linguistic Variation. Transnational and Diasporic Language Communities.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/aaron-huey-sonnenschein 

Kate Sullivan
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext: 
2440

Areas of Specialization: Democratic and bureaucratic governance, conservation, and development of coastal and marine environments, mediated transnational and regional public forums, law, wild capture and aquaculture fisheries, British Columbia, west coast U.S., southern Chile.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/kate-sullivan

René L. Vellanoweth
Professor
Phone/Ext: 
2449

Areas of Specialization: Archaeology, coastal & island prehistory, historical ecology, environmental archaeology, California, Channel Islands.

Web Page: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/anthro/ren%C3%A9-l-vellanoweth

 

 

Faculty (Part-Time)

Jessica Bodoh-Creed
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 
2444

Areas of Specialization: Medicine, media, critical television studies, popular culture studies, globalization.

John Pohl
Lecturer
Susan Saul
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 
2443

Areas of Specialization: Biological anthropology, medical anthropology, epidemiology, evolution and ecology of infectious disease.

James Sera
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 
2444

Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology, Latin America with emphasis on Brazil, African Diaspora, social mobility, healing, ethnobotany.

Helen Wells
Lecturer
Phone/Ext: 
2444

Areas of Specialization: Prehistoric archaeology of the Great Basin and California; archaeology of historic period Native American sites; hunter-gatherer adaptations and social organization.

 

 

Staff

Maricela Godinez
Department Coordinator
Phone/ext: 2440
Email: [email protected]

Faculty (Emeritus)

Raquel Ackerman
Professor Emerita
Phone/Ext: 2440

Areas of Specialization: Linguistics, language and culture, sociolinguistics, immigration, psychoanalysis, symbolism; South America.