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Anthropology Faculty

Contact

Research & Teaching Interests

Department

Barbara Hornum
Barbara Hornum Contact
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director, Center of Academic Excellence
PSA, 108
hornumbg@drexel.edu
215.895.4904
Research & Teaching Interests

Comparative gerontology, planned communities, continuing care communities, retirement, faculty development

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
David Kutzik
David Kutzik Contact
Professor of Sociology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 216
kutzik@drexel.edu
215.895.2309
Research & Teaching Interests

Social and cultural theory; political economy; gerontology; materialisms; semiotic realisms; activity theory; reflection theories; communities of practice and labor theories of culture.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
Dr. Brent Luvaas
Dr. Brent Luvaas Contact
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 111
luvaas@drexel.edu
215.571.3660
Research & Teaching Interests

DIY and independent media production; transnational consumer culture; popular music; new media and mediated subjectivities; youth culture in the US and Indonesia.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Usha Menon
Usha Menon Contact
Professor of Anthropology
PSA 109
menonu@drexel.edu
215.895.1023
Research & Teaching Interests

Self, identity & personhood, emotional functioning, Hindu morality, gender relations in Hindu society, adult development, popular Hinduism, post-colonial feminism, Hindu religious nationalism and Islamic radicalism.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
Contact
Director, Judaic Studies Program; Professor of Sociolinguistics; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
Library 331
rakhmiel.peltz@drexel.edu
215.895.1499
Research & Teaching Interests

Judaic studies, Yiddish culture and linguistics, ethnography of communication and immigrant cultural studies

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Douglas Porpora, PhD
Douglas Porpora, PhD Contact
Director, Graduate Programs in Communication, Culture & Media; Professor of Sociology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 215
porporad@drexel.edu
215.895.2404
Research & Teaching Interests

Rhetoric, political communication, morality, religion, political economy and war

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
Robert Powell
Robert Powell Contact
Assistant Teaching Professor of Anthropology
PSA 200
rsp22@drexel.edu
215.895.6146
Research & Teaching Interests Early and Middle Bronze Age Crete; Archaeoastronomy; Early state formation;  Archaeology and anthropology of frontiers, Mass communication Department
  • Department of Anthropology
Rachel Reynolds
Rachel Reynolds Contact
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 110
rrr28@drexel.edu
215.895.0498
Research & Teaching Interests

Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, intercultural communication, globalization and the rhetoric of community, political economy of immigration, race and ethnicity, new African immigrants in the United States, Igbo studies.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Wesley Shumar
Wesley Shumar Contact
Department Head, Anthropology; Professor; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 117
shumarw@drexel.edu
215.895.2060
Research & Teaching Interests

Ethnography of cyberspace, online learning communities, political economy of higher education, globalization, activity theory, semiotics, critical realism, psychoanalysis, identity and the self.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
Judith Storniolo
Judith Storniolo Contact
Teaching Professor of Anthropology
PSA 112
jas92@drexel.edu
215.895.2186
Research & Teaching Interests

Historical and comparative linguistics, Mesoamerican languages and culture, applied anthropology, public policy, oral traditions and narratives, ideology and ritual, Mesoamerican ethnohistory; and pre-Columbian literature.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology