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Administrative Support

Jenn Palmer – Administrative Support Coordinator I

  • Mon, Wed-Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm, Office: RO 220
  • Tuesday - MI Bldg, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Office: MI 4028
  • Ph: (510) 885-3168
  • Fax: (510) 885-2353

 Catherine Cyr – Administrative Support

  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm

Marjorie Rhodesousley – Museum of Anthropology

  • Phone: (510) 885-3104 and (510) 885-7414
  • Location: MI 1017
  • Office hours: T, TH 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesdays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Faculty

Alan Almquist – Professor Emeritus

Karina Garbesi – Professor

Henry Gilbert – Associate Professor 

Albert Gonzalez – Associate Professor

  • Interests: Historical archaeology, the archaeology of the contemporary world, and material culture studies, including those of Latinxs in the United States, of the American West, and of Native North and South America. Anthropological theory, including New Materialism, anarchist anthropology, decolonial and postcolonial thought and theory, science and technology studies, actor-network theory, and the intersection of material culture studies and future studies. Historical interests include world and "big" history, Latin America (colonial, national, and contemporary), and comparative colonialism. Interests in the prehistoric human world include hunter-gatherers, lithic (stone tool) studies and pre-sapiens humanity.
  • Courses: Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Science in Archaeology, Archaeological Field Methods

David Larson – Professor and Chair

  • Interests: historical geography, environmental history, environmental impacts, American West
  • Courses: Historical Geography of North America, Literature & Research Methods, Environmental Field

Michael Lee – Professor

  • Interests: sustainability, water resources, natural resources management, Latin America
  • Courses: Water Resources & Management, Sustainable Development, Food, Culture & Environment

Gary Li – Professor

  • Interests: physical geography, hydrology, and hydraulics, GIS, soils
  • Courses: Foundations of GIS, Applications of GIS, Physical Geography, Environmental Studies

Laurie Price – Professor Emerita

Scott Stine – Professor Emeritus

Andrew Wong – Professor

David Woo – Associate Professor


Lecturers


JoAnn Conrad – Lecturer

  • Interests: ethnography, folklore, narrative, social theory, and historian
  • Courses: Human Sexuality Folklore, 
  • Office hours: MI 4031-B •TTH 9a-9: 30am 12:15p-12:45pm and by appointment

Elena Givental – Lecturer

  • Interests: economic geography, physical geography, natural resources, Asia
  • Courses: Water and Watershed and Climate Change
  • Office hours: RO 212 - T- 11 am - 12 pm - TH 3:00 pm - 4 pm and by appointment

Brian Gleeson – Lecturer

  • Interests: Areas of expertise/interest: Cultural Anthropology, California Indians, North American Indians, Indigenous Peoples, Ethnohistory, California Native Land Management, Indigenous Sovereignty, Environmental Racism, Critical Medical Anthropology.
  • Courses: Indians of California
  • Office hours Room: 4031-A - W 5pm - 6pm

Lisa Handwerker – Lecturer

  • Interests: Cross-cultural Health, Gender, Health, Medical and Reproductive Technologies, Ethics, Applied Anthropology, Qualitative Research, Modern China, Food, Art
  • Courses:  Anthropology of Global Change
  • Office hours: MI 4091 Office Hours are Online M 9:30 am-12:30 pm and by appointment

David Matsuda – Lecturer

  • Interest:TBD
  • Courses: Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Field Course in Ethnography
  • Office hours are Online: M,W - 12:15p - 2pm TH 12:15p - 4:15pm by appointment

Kerry Rohrmeier – Lecturer

  • Interests: cultural geography, Geographic Information Systems, planning
  • Courses: Advanced of GIS
  • Office hours: RO 212 • M 11:00am - 12:00pm - by appointment

Ellen Woodward – Lecturer

  • Interests: biogeography, field methods, resource management, wildlife conservation strategies
  • Courses: Historical Geog of No America, U.S. and Canada, Energy, Climate & Society, and Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Office hours: RO 207 • M,W 2:00pm - 3:00pm Hayward Campus - T,TH 3pm - 4pm,  W 5pm-6pm Concord Campus by appointment

Matt Wade - Lecturer

  • Office hours: MI 4031-B • M,W 12:30pm - 1:30pm -  by appointment
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