Emeritus Faculty | Anthropology | SIU

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Jane Adams

Professor Emerita

email: jadams@siu.edu

My intellectual and academic career has focused on the encounter between people who live in rural regions and expanding, industrializing states and societies. My ethnographic and historical research focuses on rural North America, particularly the region included within the Mississippi Delta - from Southern ...read full profile >>

Brian Butler

Center for Archaeological Investigations, Emeritus

I am an archaeologist with wide-ranging research interests in eastern North America. I am particularly concerned with the development of early horticultural societies and the subsequent “chiefdom” level Mississippian polities. I also have some specific interests in lithic technology and ...read full profile >>

Robert Corruccini

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Among the subdisciplines of Biological Anthropology, I publish research particularly concerning Human Dental Variation, Biodistance, Epidemiology of Malocclusion, the Evolution of Disease, Morphometrics and Statistics with special reference to concepts of shape, and various aspects of Primate and Hominid ...read full profile >>

Susan Ford

Professor Emeritus, RETIRED PVCAA


Office Phone: (618) 534-6651

Home Phone: (618) 763-4637

Fax: (618) 453-1478

Email: sford@siu.edu

Building Location:

1000 Faner Dr.

3525 Faner Hall

MC 4502

SIU Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Research Interests Primate evolution (especially platyrrhines), systematics, comparative functional anatomy, New World monkey biogeography, size and scaling, evolutionary theory, South America (platyrrhine primates). Ph.D. 1980 University of Pittsburgh. Courses Anth 104: The Human Experience Anth 210: Survey ...read full profile >>

Janet Fuller


Janet Fuller

Phone: 618.453.5057
email: jmfuller@siu.edu

My current research addresses language ideologies and social identities in the U.S. and Germany. In particular, I am interested in how discourses surrounding immigration, integration, “race” and ethnicity are intertwined with ideologies about language and nation, and how these ideologies ...read full profile >>

George Gumerman

Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Past Dir, Cntr for Arch Investigations

Jerome Handler

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Jonathan Hill

Professor Emeritus


Office Location: Faner Hall, Room 3231
Phone: (618) 536-6651
Email: jhill@siu.edu

Research Interests Ethnology, ecology, and history of Lowland South America; ethnomusicology and performance studies; symbolic and semiotic anthropology; nationalism and ethnicity; critical studies of culture, power, and history. Courses ANTH 410F Anthropology of Religion ANTH 310E/470E People and Cultures of ...read full profile >>

C. Andrew Hofling

Professor Emeritus

My research is concerned with exploring the interrelationships of language, culture and cognition in discourse with an areal focus on the lowland Maya of southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Research Interests This research includes contributions to the general topical areas of discourse analysis, ...read full profile >>

Ester Maring

Assistant Professor Emerita

Folklore, ethnology, acculturation, anthropology of religion, customary law, and ethics; Southeast Asia, US Pueblos.

Joel Maring

Associate Professor Emeritus

Linguistics, educational anthropology, ethomusic; US Southwest, Southeast Asia, New Guinea.

Jon Muller

Professor Emeritus

I am undertaking a long-term project to republish historical sources on the Southeast on the WWW. I've already started getting older, public domain sources into digital form. Here are digitized versions of Bourne's translation of Rodrigo Ranjel's account (ca. 150k) of the de Soto expedition ...read full profile >>

Don Rice

Professor Emeritus

email: drice@siu.edu

Dr. Don Rice’s research has focused primarily on demographic history, human use of and impact upon tropical environments, modeling of future land use in the tropics, and culture change and ethnogenesis.  He has directed grant-funded, multi-disciplinary research in Guatemala and Peru, ...read full profile >>

Prudence Rice

Professor Emerita

Archaeology,ceramics; Mesoamerica, Andes Courses Anth 205: Latin American Civilization Anth 430B: Archaeology of Meso-America Anth 511: Seminar in Meso-American Archaeology Anth 568: Ceramic Analysis Publications 2005   Maya Political Science: Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos. ...read full profile >>