Faculty and Staff

ANSO Faculty and Staff:


Espelencia Baptiste

Espelencia Baptist

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair

Phone:

269.337.7242

Email

Espelencia.Baptiste@kzoo.edu

Office:

Upjohn Library Commons 301

Research Interests
  • Anthropology of Education
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Language and Culture
  • Creole Societies
Teaching
  • You Are What You Eat
  • Communities and Schools
  • Materiality of Money
  • Language, Culture and Society
  • Immigrants and Exiles

Nupur Joshi

Professor Nupur Joshi

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Phone:

269.337.7406

Email:

Office:

Dewing Hall 309G

Research Interests
  • Urban water security
  • Environmental governance
  • Food security
  • Cities: India, Kenya
  • Epidemiology
  • Development geography
  • Mixed-methods research

Teaching
  • Introduction to Society and Culture
  • Development and Dispossession
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Post-colonial cities
  • Water and Society

Robert Mowry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Robert Mowry’s Page

Phone:

269.337.7124

Email:

rmowry@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing Hall 309F

Research Interests
  • Urban Disaster
  • Collective Action
  • Materiality and Meaning
  • Humor and Laughter
  • Production of Culture
  • Japan
Teaching
  • Disasters in the Making
  • Nature and Society
  • Ways of Knowing and Seeing
  • Quantitative Methods

Houman Oliaei

Professor Houman Oliaei

Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship

Phone:

269.337.7123

Email:

Houman.Oliaei@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing Hall 303D

Research Interests
  • Migration and Citizenship
  • Forced Displacement
  • Anthropology of Humanitarianism
  • Anthropology of State
  • Human Rights
  • Middle East Studies
Teaching
  • Ethics and Politics of Humanitarianism
  • Immigration and Exile
  • Human Rights in Global Perspective

Ian VanderMeulen

Ian VanderMeulen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Phone:

269.337.7363

Email

Ian.VanderMeulen@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing Hall 309E

Research Interests
  • Middle East, North Africa, Muslim World
  • Religion (Islam)
  • Sound, Listening, and the Senses
  • Media, Technology, and Society
  • Anthropologies of the State

Teaching
  • Media Ecologies
  • Religion and Capitalism


Francisco J. Villegas

Francisco Villegas standing next to abstract artwork

Associate Professor of Sociology

Francisco Villegas’ page

Phone:

269.337.7122

Email

Francisco.Villegas@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing Hall 309H

Research Interests
  • Immigration
  • Race
  • Education
  • Social movements
  • Undocumented students
  • Immigration industrial complex
Teaching
  • Race and Racism
  • Race and the Law
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Kiran Cunningham

Kiran Cunningham

Professor of Anthropology, Emerita

Kiran Cunningham’s page

Phone:

Email

Kiran.Cunningham@kzoo.edu

Office:

Research Interests
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Social Change
  • Community Development
Teaching
  • Development and Dispossession
  • Social Research for Social Change
  • The Family
  • Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Culture
  • Nationality and Religion


Amy Leu

Office Coordinator

Phone:

269.337.7053

Email

Amy.Leu@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 303


Maya Nathwani

ANSO DSA, Maya Nathwani

Departmental Student Advisor

Maya’s DSA page

Email

k19mn02@kzoo.edu