Profiles in "Sociocultural Anthropology" Expertise Area

  • Astor-Aguilera specializes in Mesoamerican religions and currently conducts holistic interdisciplinary ethnographic investigations of cenote-sinkholes and their associated religious ritual production amongst the Maya peoples.
  • Hill began his education in molecular genetics but switched to evolutionary anthropology in 1980. He has held faculty positions at Emory University, University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, and A.S.U
  • Harlan's studies sociology, the effects of urban heat on vulnerable populations and socio-environmental inequalities.
  • Wutich is an anthropologist, methodologist, and cross-cultural researcher. An expert in water insecurity, her two decades of community-based fieldwork explore how people survive extremely water-scarce conditions.
  • Brandy's interests include sociocultural anthropology: Native American Culture, linguistics, and sense of place.
  • Cowgill's interests center on archaeology of Ancient Urban Societies; Teotihuacan; Mesoamerica; Math and Statistics
  • Jonsson centers his research on the intersections of culture, politics, ritual, and history.
  • Martin's research interests focus on medical anthropology, the interrelations of power and economics with biology and Type II Diabetes.
  • Chance studies sociocultural anthropology, including race and class in Colonial Mexico.