Administrative Support

Jenn Palmer – Administrative Support
Office hours: RO 220 • Phone: 885-3168 • FAX: 885-235 • M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Catherine Cyr – Administrative Support
Office hours: RO 220 • Phone: 885-3118 • FAX: 885-235 • M-F 9:00am-6:00pm

Marjorie Rhodesousley – Museum of Anthropology
Office hours: MI 1017 • Phone: 885-3104 and 885-7414 • Monday,Tuesday and Wednesdays by appointment


Alan Almquist – Professor Emeritus

Interests: biological anthropology, incluing paleoanthropology, primatology, and primate (including human) behavior. Dr. Amquists has participated on numerous paleoanthropology projects in eastern Africa.
Courses: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution 1 & 2, Primate Social Behavior, Human Bio diversity, Human Sexuality, Human Osteology Laboratory, Seminar in Biological Anthropology
Office hours: MI 1009 • 885-3094 • T,TH 11:00am - 12:00pm T,TH 3:00-4:00 pm and by appointment

Karina Garbesi – Professor

Interests: renewable energy, sustainable urban environments, environmental science and policyCourses: Energy & Society, Environmental Resource Analysis, Sustainable Resource Management
Courses: Energy & Society, Environmental Resource Analysis, Sustainable Resource Management
Office hours: RO 201 • (510) 885-3172 •  TH 8:00-9:00 am by appointment

Henry Gilbert – Associate Professor

Interests: Dr. Gilberts academic interests include human evolution/paleoanthropology, vertebrate paleontology, paleolithic archaeology, and forensic osteology.
Courses: Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Sexuality, Human Osteology Laboratory, Forensic Osteology, Human Evolution 1 & 2
Office hours: MI 4036 • (510) 298-1399 • On Leave Fall Quarter

Albert Gonzalez – Associate Professor

Interests: Historical archaeology, archaeologies 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 colonialisms.  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
Office hours: MI 4034 • M,W 4:00pm - 5:15pm

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
Office hours: RO 222 • 885-3192 • T 12:30-2:00 pm W 2:00-4:00 pm by appointment; and whenever door is open

Michael Lee – Professor

Interests: sustainability, water resources, natural resources management, Latin America
Courses: Water Resources & Management, Sustainable Development, Food, Culture & Environment
Office hours: RO 204 • 885-3155 • On Leave Fall Quarter

Gary Li – Professor

Interests: physical geography, hydrology and hydraulics, GIS, soils
Courses: Foundations of GIS, Applications of GIS, Physical Geography, Environmental Studies
Office hours: RO 212 • 885-3165 • F 9:00-10:00 am ONLINE * Email responses with no time limit by appointment

Laurie Price – Professor Emerita

Courses: Introduction to Anthropology, Viewing Diversity, South America, Medical Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Field Course in Ethnography, Advanced Ethnographic Methods, Applied Anthropology, Pre-Internship Seminar, Internship Experience, Post-Internship
Office hours: MI 3091 • 885-4367 • M 4pm - 5pm and T 1:50p-2:30pm

Scott Stine – Professor Emeritus

Interests: geomorphology, paleoclimatology, biogeography, water resources
Courses: Climate Change, Physical Landscape Analysis, Physical Geography, California
Office hours: RO 202 • (510) 885-3159 • T,TH 1:50pm-3:30pm by appointment

Andrew Wong – Associate Professor

Interests: Dr. Wong's research focuses on the ways ideologies materialize in and through language. Using ethnographic, sociolinguistic and experimental methods, he has examined the role of ideology in semantic variation and change, in the relationship between genre and social change, and in ideological representations of "Japanese women's language." He is also interested in the applications of linguistic anthropology in brand name development. In 2007-2008, he worked at Lexicon Branding, Inc., where he oversaw its global linguistic and cultural evaluation program. Lexicon is a branding company that has created such brand names as BlackBerry, Pentium, Swiffer, and Zune.
Courses: Folklore, China, Language and Culture, Anthro in the Modern World. Internship Planning/Analysis
Office hours: RO 208 • 885 -3875 • M 11:30am-1:00pm and by appointment

David Woo – Associate Professor

Interests: cartography, remote sensing, aerial photography, Asian American demography, China
Courses: Cartography, Air-Photo Interpretation, Cultural Geography, China & Japan
Office hours: RO 206 • 885-3160 • T TH 2:00pm-3:30 pm and by appointment


Socorro Baez-Molgado – Lecturer

Office hours: MI 2006 • Not teaching Fall Quarter

JoAnn Conrad – Lecturer

Interests: ethnography, folklore, narrative, social theory, and historian
Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Folklore, Anthropology in the Modern World, Folk Belief and Magic
Office hours: MI 3103 •T-Th 11:00am-12:00 pm and by appointment

Elena Givental – Lecturer

Interests: economic geography, physical geography, natural resources, Asia
Courses: Economic and Resource Geography, Physical Geography, Southeast Asia
Office hours: RO 213 • T-TH 12:00pm - 1:30pm and by appointment

Brian Gleeson – Lecturer

Not teaching Fall Quarter

Lisa Handwerker – Lecturer

Interests: Cross-cultural Health, Gender, Health, Medical and Reproductive Technologies, Ethics, Applied Anthropology, Qualitative Research, Modern China, Food, Art
Courses: Medical Anthropology, Women In Cross-cultural Perspective, Human Sexuality in Anthropological Perspective, Intro to Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology in the Modern World, Modern China
Office hours: MI 3097 • Office Hours are Online M 9:30 am-12:30 pm and by appointment

David Matsuda – Lecturer

Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Pro-seminar Anthropology in Action
Office hours: RO 213 • M,W 2:00pm-3:10pm T,Th 1:00pm-2:00  T,Th 6:00pm - 7:00pm and by appointment

Kerry Rohrmeier – Lecturer

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

Ellen Woodward – Lecturer

Interests: biogeography, field methods, resource management, wildlife conservation strategies
Courses: Energy & Society, Applied Field Studies, Sustainable Resource Management, California
Office hours: RO 204 • M,W 12:30pm - 1:30pm  SA 9:30am-2:00pm Hayward Campus;  T,TH 1:00pm - 5:00pm Concord Campus by appointment

Farid Younos – Lecturer

Course: The Middle East
Office hours: MI 3099 •  Not teaching Fall Quarter

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