Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Patricia Ann Banks is a sociologist of culture who studies art patronage and the art market. In her book Represent: Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class (Routledge 2010) she traverses the New York and Atlanta art worlds to uncover how black identities are cultivated through black art patronage. Her current research addresses topics such as the market for contemporary African art, e-commerce in the art market, and patronage at African American museums.

114B Porter Hall
Monday 12:20-1:00pm
Joshua Roth, Archeologist in the field
Professor of Anthropology

Joshua H. Roth grew up in New York City, the son of two painters. He is the author of Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan (Cornell University Press in 2002), winner of the 2004 Book Award in Social Science from the Association for Asian American Studies. His current project focuses on automobility in Japan, and he has written articles on the history of driving manners, directional tone-deafness, and the shared road in Japan’s urban spaces.

119 Porter Hall
Tuesday/Wednesday's 2:45-3:45pm

Felicity Aulino

Five College Professor of Anthropology
Porter Hall 114A
By appointment only
Elif Babul, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Elif Babül’s research is informed by her long-term interests in everyday forms of state power and political authority, formation of governmental subjectivities, constitution and contestation of legality and legitimacy, and the interaction between national and transnational mechanisms of governance.  Babül teaches classes in political and legal anthropology, anthropology of human rights, ethnographic research methods and writing, Middle Eastern societies and cultures, and Muslim minorities in Europe and the U.S.

124 Porter Hall
By appointment only
Professor of Anthropology

Professor Battaglia teaches courses in cultural identities and differences, visual culture in the material world, peoples of the South Pacific, making class visible, and introduction to anthropology.

Merrill House 204
By appointment only
Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Elizabeth Klarich's research focuses on the site of Pukara, an important regional center located in the southern Peruvian highlands. During the Late Formative Period (500 B.C.- A.D. 400), populations moved to Pukara and built monumental stone constructions, produced technologically sophisticated multi-colored pottery and stone carvings, and intensified agro-pastoral strategies to feed the expanding site. In addition to mapping, excavation, and lab projects at Pukara, Klarich is active in the development of the Museo Litico Pukara, the local site museum located in the adjacent town of Pucará.

114A Porter Hall
By appointment only
Professor of Anthropology on the Ford Foundation
303 Shattuck Hall
Wednesday 1:45-4:45pm
Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology
117 Porter Hall
By appointment only


Michelle Pietras

Academic Department Coordinator
102 Porter Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm