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Department Chair: Setrag Manoukian
Undergraduate Program Director: Sandra Teresa Hyde
Graduate Program Director: Eduardo Kohn

Department Professors

Diana Allan
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Anthropology of Palestine and the Middle East; refugees and migration; visual anthropology and ethnographic film; political economy; nationalism; citizenship; anthropology of the sea; fishing; archives; oral history
Contact: Office: Leacock 922; Phone: (514) 398 4400 x094255; Email: diana.allan [at] mcgill.ca

Colin Chapman

Professor (Sabbatic: Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019)
Research Interests: Primate behavioral ecology, evolution of social systems and group size, conservation biology, tropical forest regeneration, freshwater fish ecology, plant phenology and distributions, plant/animal interactions (seed dispersal), Africa, Uganda
Contact: Office: Peterson Hall 80; Phone: (514) 398 1242 ; Email: colin.chapman [at] mcgill.ca

Nicole Couture
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Archaeology and ethnohistory, comparative urbanism, gender and archaeology, monumental space, social life of death, material culture, Latin America, Bolivian and Peruvian Andes
Contact: Office: Leacock 737; Phone: (514) 398 4296; Email: nicole.c.couture [at] mcgill.ca

John Galaty
Research Interests: Pastoralism, rangeland development, wildlife and community conservation, legal anthropology, property and land tenure, social conflict and violence, ritual and age-organization, psychological anthropology, culture and semiotics, ethnohistory; nationalism, ethnicity and identity; eastern Africa
Contact: Office: Leacock 724; Phone: (514) 398 1336; Email: john.galaty [at] mcgill.ca

Sandra Teresa Hyde
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director 2017-18
Research Interests: Medical Anthropology, critical public health, anthropology of epidemics, the body and addiction, ecological activism and health in China, HIV/AIDS and sex work in China, popular culture and film in China, feminist theory and sexuality studies.
Contact: Office: Leacock 818; Phone: (514) 398 4292; Email: sandra.hyde [at] mcgill.ca

Peter Johansen
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: South Asian Archaeology; South India; politics; space, place and landscape; social distinctions and inequalities; materiality; techno-politics; ferrous metallurgy; ceramics; archaeological theory; Indigenous archaeologies.
Contact:  Office: Leacock 733; Phone: (514) 398-1278; Email: peter.johansen [at] mcgill.ca

Eduardo Kohn
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Anthropology of life, semiotics, human-animal relations, "nature" and ecological and environmental anthropology, self and personhood, Quichua, Amazonia, Ecuador
Contact: Office: 3475 Peel Street Rm 203A; Phone: (514) 398 2810; Email: eduardo.kohn [at] mcgill.ca

Katherine Lemons
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Cultural anthropology, anthropology of law, rhetoric and law, anthropology of religion, feminist anthropology; kinship, gender and sexuality; Islam, South Asia
Contact: Office: Leacock 830; Phone: (514) 398 4295; Email: katherine.lemons [at] mcgill.ca

Setrag Manoukian
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Social construction of knowledge, historicity, ethnography of texts, semiotics, critical theory, technology, anthropology and history of Iran, Iran
Contact: Office: Morrice Hall 307; Phone: (514) 398 5010; Email: setrag.manoukian [at] mcgill.ca

Ronald Niezen
Research Interests: Political/legal anthropology, Indigenous peoples and human rights, the social study of new media, history of anthropology/social theory, social change in Africa, Africa, Canada
Contact: Office: Leacock 718; Phone: (514) 398 2706; Email: ronald.neizen [at] mcgill.ca

Kristin Norget
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Religion, popular culture, discourse, politics of culture, theorization of ritual and performance, globalization and religion, indigenous and social movements, material culture and aesthetics, ideological and religious syncretisms, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean
Contact: Office: Leacock 722; Phone: (514) 398 4286; Email: kristin.norget [at] mcgill.ca

Lisa Overholtzer
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Mesoamerican archaeology; Aztec and colonial central Mexico; empire; household archaeology; materiality; chronology and temporality; social identity; postcolonial theory; Indigenous archaeology; ceramics; provenance analyses; ancient DNA.
Contact: Office: Leacock 837; Phone: (514) 398 4400 x094857; Email: lisa.overholtzer [at] mcgill.ca

James Savelle
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Hunter-gatherers, zooarchaeology, whaling, Arctic
Contact: Office: Leacock 813; Phone: (514) 398 7163; Email: james.savelle [at] mcgill.ca

Colin Scott
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental and ecological knowledge, indigenous cosmologies, land and sea tenure, the restructuring of rights, resource management and livelihoods; respect, reciprocity and communication among hunting, fishing and gathering peoples; James Bay Cree, Quebec, Torres Strait
Contact: Office: Peterson Hall 342; Phone: (514) 398 4291; Email: colin.scott [at] mcgill.ca

Lisa Stevenson
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Medical and psychological anthropology, narrative and anthropology, violence and subjectivity, social and political theory, ethnographic film, Inuit, Canadian Arctic
Contact: Office: 3475 Peel Street Rm 203A; Phone: (514) 398 1647; Email: lisa.e.stevenson [at] mcgill.ca

Ismael Vaccaro
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental anthropology, political ecology, property theory, landscape analysis, political anthropology/development, conservation policies, Southern Europe, Mexico
Contact: Office: Leacock 723; Phone: (514) 398 5832; Email: ismael.vaccaro [at] mcgill.ca

Allan Young
Research Interests: Comparative medical systems, anthropology of science, anthropology of psychiatry, Ethiopia
Contact: Office: 3647 Peel Street Rm 211; Phone: (514) 398 6249; Email: allan.young [at] mcgill.ca

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Emeritus & Retired Faculty

Donald Attwood
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Political economy and ecology, household enterprises, micro-demography, cooperatives, cash cropping, irrigation, globalization, famines and food supply, human development, gender inequality, family histories as indicators of social change, South Asia

Michael Bisson
Retired Professor
Research Interests: Archaeology, Middle Paleolithic, Iron Age, experimental archaeology, lithic topology, metallurgical and lithic technology, Central Africa, Europe

Laurel Bossen
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Gender and development in rural China, households and property rights, sex ratio imbalance, transformations in early 20th-century female labour in rural China, China, Central America

Ellen Corin
Retired Professor
Research Interests: Psychosis and culture, asceticism in India, alternative and culturally sensitive mental health services, transcultural psychiatry, psychoanalysis and anthropology, India, Africa

Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Archaeology, the paleolithic, food and nutrition, complex hunter-gatherers, gender in prehistory, social contexts of archaeology, East Asia, Japan

Carmen Lambert
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Social change, modernization, urbanization, social class and ethnic identity, North American native peoples

Margaret Lock
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Anthropology of postgenomics, anthropology of bioscience technologies, comparative medical systems, life cycle, gender, Japan

Toby Morantz
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Ethnohistory, fur trade history, native-white relations, social change, North American native peoples, Subarctic

Jérôme Rousseau
Retired Professor
Research Interests: Social inequality in small-scale middle-range societies, social systems, gender, kinship, age categories, hierarchy, leadership, violence, group identity, Malaysia, Borneo, Canada

Philip Carl Salzman

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Nomadic and pastoral peoples, "equality" and "freedom"; environmental, economic and political aspects of social change; Iran, India, Italy

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Associate Members

Gretchen Bakke
Assistant Professor (non-tenure), Anthropology
Affiliated with the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
Contact: Office: 3610 McTavish Street, Room 16-4; Email: gretchen.bakke [at] mcgill.ca

Gabriella Coleman
Associate Professor, Art History and Communications Studies
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy
Contact: Office: Arts-W 285; Phone: (514) 398 8572; Email: gabriella.coleman [at] mcgill.ca

Laurence Kirmayer
James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Contact: Office: 1033 Pine Avenue West; Phone: (514) 398 7302; Email: laurence.kirmayer [at] mcgill.ca

Samuel Paul Louis Veissière
Visiting Professor in the Culture, Mind, and Brain Program 
Affiliated with the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry 
Contact: Email: samuel.veissiere [at] mcgill.ca

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Adjunct Professors

Andre Costopoulos
Professor and Dean of Students, University of Alberta 
Research Interests: Evolution of social complexity, quantitative and computational methods in archaeology, agent-based simulation in anthropology, prehistoric exchange networks, prehistory of northern Europe, Europe
Contact: Email: costopou [at] ualberta.ca

Nadia Ferrara
Senior Policy Manager, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Research Interests: Aboriginal issues, health, healing, the nature of community, northerners' government policies/legislation, Métis, First Nations, Inuit, Canada
Contact: Phone: 514 426 2653; Email: ferraran [at] ainc-inac.gc.ca

Tobias Rees
Contact: Email: tobias.rees [at] mcgill.ca

Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff

Honorary Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Research interests cultural and legal anthropology; rights of indigenous peoples; coloniality/decoloniality; international law, international organisations; critical multiculturalism; religious minorities; economy and society; war and peace
Contact: Email: isabelle.schulte-tenckhoff [at] mcgill.ca