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Anthropology Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. They are actively involved in:

  1. publishing juried scholarly works in their respective disciplines and contributing to the scholarly program at meetings of professional organizations
  2. submitting grant applications to external agencies
  3. contributing to the department's service mission through participation in professional organizations, involvement on departmental, college, and university committees, and by serving the nation, state and region with their professional expertise.

Ryan Campbell, Adjunct Assistant Professor

I am a biological anthropologist and archaeologist with a specialization in the bioarchaeology of pre- and protohistoric North American populations. I have research interests in human skeletal variation, geophysics, and cultural resource management.  I have a dual role at SIU serving as a Researcher with the Center for Archaeological Investigations as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology.

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Ryan Campbell

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Vytis Ciubrinskas, Visiting Associate Professor

Vytis Ciubrinskas, Ph.D. 1993, Vilnius University, currently is a Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at the Vytautas Magnus University. He has teaching experience from the UK, USA and Switzerland.

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Vytis Ciubrinskas

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Vytautas Magnus University
Center of Social Anthropology
Kaunas, Lithuania

Gretchen Dabbs, Professor

My research interests are two fold. In the field of forensic anthropology, I am interested in the use of accumulated degree days in estimating the postmortem interval, establishing known decompositional rates for specific geographic and climatic regions, and developing and testing methods for the estimation of age and sex from skeletal remains.

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Gretchen Dabbs

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John McCall, Associate Professor

John C. McCall's research focuses on African arts, music, and dance. He has a particular interest in the performance arts as mechanisms of collective memory, historiography, and the production of collective meaning in community life.

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John McCall

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Ulrich Reichard, Associate Professor

My empirical work focuses on the primate community of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand, where my students and I study white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar), pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus), and northern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina). We continuously monitor individual life histories and collect demographic data. Specific current projects on white-handed gibbons include: behavioral responses to simulated predators, population-level relatedness, sleeping patterns, individuality of song repertoires, and spatial intelligence.


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Ulrich Reichard

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David Sutton, Professor

David Sutton (Phd University of Chicago, 1995) is a Professor of Anthropology specializing in Anthropological Theory, Historical Consciousness and Memory, Food and the Senses, Movies and Material Culture. He does research primarily on the island of Kalymnos (the Sponge Divers' island) in Greece.

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David Sutton

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Mark Wagner, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Archaelogical Investigations

My interests include the prehistory and early history of both Native Americans and Europeans in Illinois and the lower Ohio River Valley. I am particularly interested in culture contact issues between Native Americans and Euro-Americans and the variable outcomes contact had for members of both groups.

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Mark Wagner

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