• faculty

  • Alessandro Angelini

    Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Mergenthaler 457
    • Research Interests: urban anthropology, social inequality, capitalism, imagination, play and everyday life, art, craft, political economy, historical ethnography, anthropological method; Latin America, Brazil, Atlantic World
  • Veena Das

    Research Professor

    • Mergenthaler 441
    • 410-516-0630
    • Research Interests: Everyday life, ethics, anthropology and philosophy, urban transformations, poverty, violence, gender, social suffering, aesthetics, South Asia, Europe
  • Michael Degani

    Assistant Professor

    • Mergenthaler 458
    • 410-516-5482
    • Research Interests: African Studies, Urbanism, Energy and Electrification, Infrastructure, Popular Economies, Socialism and Postsocialism, China-Africa Relations, Anthropology of the State.
  • Niloofar Haeri

    Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

    • Mergenthaler 462
    • 410-516-5442
    • Research Interests: Religion, prayer, poetry, ritual, semiotics, presence, gender, voice, vernacularization, translation. Iran, Egypt and the Middle East.
  • Clara Han

    Associate Professor

    • Mergenthaler 463
    • 410-516-2864
    • Research Interests: Violence, care, urban poverty; affliction and illness experience; death and dying; everyday life; ethnography; Latin America; United States; East Asia
  • Naveeda Khan

    Associate Professor

    • Mergenthaler 460
    • 410-516-7274
    • Research Interests: riverine society, nature philosophy and nature in Islamic theology, migration and memory, global warming and everyday life, animal-human relations, framings of the future, national and global climate governance, Bangladesh and Bonn
  • Nicole Labruto

    Assistant Research Professor; Director, Program in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities

    • Mergenthaler 461
    • Research Interests: Agriculture, energy, plant-human relations, science and technology studies, anthropology of sustainability, environmental anthropology, Brazil, Mozambique, Latin America, Africa, Lusophone studies
  • Aja Lans

    Aja Lans

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    • Research Interests: Archaeology of the African diaspora, bioarchaeology, Black feminist theory, museum studies, collections management, history of medicine
  • Scott MacLochlainn

    Assistant Professor

    • Mergenthaler 462
    • Research Interests: • Media; Language; Semiotics; Abstraction & Type; Ethics; Religious Forms; Christianity; Death; Corporations & Collectivities; Legality & Bureaucracy; Philippines & Southeast Asia; United States; Ireland
  • Sabina Mohamed

    Assistant Professor

    • Mergenthaler 461
    • Research Interests: Urban anthropology, empire and infrastructure, blackness, race, violence, capitalism, borders and migration, ports and trade, postcolonial and feminist/queer theory, Afrofuturism; Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Africa, and Germany
  • Tom Özden-Schilling

    Assistant Professor

    • Mergenthaler 459
    • 410-516-4690
    • Research Interests: Vocation, mobility, aging, Indigeneity, science and technology studies, North America, Southeast Asia, history and philosophy of science, bureaucracy and the state, climate change, forestry, extractivism, simulation, rural anthropology, visual media
  • Anand Pandian

    Professor and Department Chair

    • Mergenthaler 454
    • 410-516-7267
    • Research Interests: Ecological ethics; sustainable design; environmental humanities; sensory ethnography; experimental writing; engaged anthropology; participatory teaching and research; India, America, Baltimore, Earth
  • Valeria Procupez


    • Mergenthaler 456
    • Research Interests: Urban studies and theories of space and place; the anthropology of architecture and the built environment; the urban commons; social-movement urban planning and community-sponsored social policy; common ownership and diverse forms of property; labor and political mobilization; subjectivity, domesticity and intimacy; housing, homelessness and squatting; Latin America.
  • affiliated faculty

  • Jeremy Greene

    Professor of Medicine, Professor of the History of Medicine, Chair in the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    • Research Interests: Biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, media studies, medical anthropology; global health; history of disease/
  • Paola Marrati

    Professor of Humanities, joint appointment in Dept. of Philosophy, Director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

  • Erica J. Schoenberger

    Professor; Department of Geography Environmental Engineering

  • Todd Shepard

    Associate Professor, History, Co-Director, Program in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

  • Elizabeth Tolbert

    Elizabeth Tolbert

    Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute

  • Bernadette Wegenstein

    Professor of Media Studies; Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

  • Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

    Associate Professor; Department of Classics

  • post-doctoral fellows

  • Sadia Shirazi

    Sadia Shirazi

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellow; PhD Cornell University
    • Research Interests: Global histories of modern and contemporary art, histories of art, architecture and decolonization, South and West Asia, Asian American, Transnational Asian studies, gender and sexuality, race, postcolonial, black, diaspora, and museum studies
  • Tali Ziv

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Addiction, Ethics, and the Social Sciences (AESS)

    • Research Interests: Urban poverty, informality, incarceration, probation, addiction, race and racialization, violence
  • professors emeriti

  • Jane Guyer

    Academy Professor and George Armstrong Kelly Professor, Anthropology

    • Research Interests: Social and economic anthropology, money and culture, household and gender; West Africa
  • Deborah Poole

    Professor Emerita

    • Mergenthaler 469
    • 410-516-5228
    • Research Interests: Political, legal, environmental, and visual anthropology; anthropology of the state and expertise; visual technologies; photography and racial thought in Latin America; Mexico; Peru
  • Pamela Reynolds

    Professor Emerita

    • Research Interests: Ethnography of children and youth—labor, healing, ethics; state violence; the political actions of the young and their involvement in armed conflict; ending war—truth, justice, and the archive; philosophers on the young; Southern Africa
  • staff

  • Jennifer A. Clarke

    Jennifer A. Clarke

    Administrative Secretary

  • Khaleel Gheba

    Grants and Contracts Coordinator

  • Alexias Stafilatos (Ebert)

    Academic Program Administrator

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