Research Specialties

A group of people working at Professor Martha Tappen's field site/school

Anthropology involves the comprehensive study of human experience. The most basic questions anthropologists ask are “How are humans the same, and how are they different in all times and in all places on earth?” but also “What distinguishes the human from other species and how do different humans understand that difference?” Anthropologists explore these questions by examining people through biological, archaeological, linguistic, and social lenses. Our faculty specialize in specific world regions and in specific fields of study.

Research by Geographic Regions

Gloria Goodwin Raheja 
Professor 
raheja@umn.edu

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Stuart McLean 
Professor 
mclea070@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Karen-Sue Taussig 
Associate Professor 
taussig@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Peter Wells 
Professor 
wells001@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Gloria Goodwin Raheja 
Professor 
raheja@umn.edu 

Karen Ho 
Associate Professor 
karenho@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Karen-Sue Taussig 
Associate Professor 
taussig@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Research Specialities by Discipline

Archaeology

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Peter Wells 
Professor 
wells001@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Peter Wells 
Professor 
wells001@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Kieran McNulty 
Professor 
kmcnulty@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu 

Michael Wilson 
Professor 
wilso198@umn.edu 

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Sociocultural/Linguistic

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Karen-Sue Taussig 
Associate Professor 
taussig@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Karen Ho 
Associate Professor 
karenho@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Gloria Goodwin Raheja 
Professor 
raheja@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Karen Ho 
Associate Professor 
karenho@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Gloria Goodwin Raheja 
Professor 
raheja@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Stuart McLean 
Professor 
mclea070@umn.edu 

Gloria Goodwin Raheja 
Professor 
raheja@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Karen-Sue Taussig 
Associate Professor 
taussig@umn.edu 

Stuart McLean 
Professor 
mclea070@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Katherine Hayes 
Associate Professor 
kathayes@umn.edu 

Karen Ho 
Associate Professor 
karenho@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Maria Nieves-Colón 
Assistant Professor 
mnievesc@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Erin Durban 
Assistant Professor 
edurbana@umn.edu 

Aisha Ghani 
Assistant Professor 
aghani@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

David Valentine 
Associate Professor 
valen076@umn.edu 

Serra Hakyemez 
Assistant Professor 
hakyemez@umn.edu 

Steve Kosiba 
Associate Professor 
skosiba@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Stuart McLean 
Professor 
mclea070@umn.edu 

David Lipset 
Professor 
lipse001@umn.edu 

Hoon Song 
Associate Professor 
songx080@umn.edu 

Paleoanthropology

Kieran McNulty 
Professor 
kmcnulty@umn.edu 

Gilliane Monnier 
Associate Professor 
monni003@umn.edu 

Martha Tappen 
Associate Professor 
tappe004@umn.edu 

Gilbert Tostevin 
Associate Professor 
toste003@umn.edu