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Faculty and Staff

Administrative Support

Jenn Palmer 

  • Office Hours: Mon - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: RO 220
  • Ph: 510.885.3193


Museum Support

Marjorie Rhodes-Ousley – Museum of Anthropology

  • Ph: 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 



Alan Almquist – Professor Emeritus

Interests: Human Evolution, The Human  Fossil Record, Primate Social Behavior. Human Variability.

Courses: Human Evolution, Human Sexuality

Karina Garbesi – Professor

Henry Gilbert – Associate Professor  - Not teaching Fall 2019 Semester

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

  • Interests: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language ideology, language and sexuality, business anthropology, China
  • Courses: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology of Global Change, Language and Culture, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice, Language and Sexuality, Business Anthropology, China

David Woo – 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.



Daniel Cusimano – Lecturer

  • Interests: TBD
  • Courses: Intro Biological Anthropology 
  • Office Hours: MI 4036 •TBD 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 - TBD 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 TBD

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 TBD and by appointment

David Matsuda – Lecturer

  • Interest:TBD
  • Courses: Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology in Action, Intro to International Studies
  • Office Hours: TBD by appointment

Gavin O'Connor – Lecturer

  • Interests: 
  • Courses: Advanced of GIS
  • Office Hours: MI 4036 • TBD - by appointment

Ellen Woodward – Lecturer

  • Interests: biogeography, field methods, resource management, wildlife conservation strategies.
  • Courses:  U.S. and Canada, Energy, Climate & Society, and California
  • Office Hours: RO 207 • TBD Hayward Campus - TBD,  TBD Concord Campus by appointment
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