Profiles in "Economic Anthropology" Expertise Area

  • Smith is an archaeologist who research interests include the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, ancient and modern cities (planning, neighborhoods, scaling), and transdisciplinary social science research.
  • Archaeology: Origins and Development of Complex Mesoamerican Societies
  • Sarah R. Graff is an anthropological archaeologist focusing on early economies and social relationships connected to city life and material exchange. Her fieldwork is located in the Republic of Türkiye and the Arab World.
  • Andrea Rissing's research uses diverse qualitative methods to explore US agriculture in a global context. Foci include innerworkings of sustainable food systems, agrarian change, and farmland and livelihood equity.
  • Ryan Williams is an archaeologist, museum curator, and professor. With deep interests in the South American Andes, he studies climate change in the human past, as well as economic and political interactions in communities.