The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis is comprised of outstanding faculty and graduate students conducting meaningful work across Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural anthropology, and Archaeological fields. Click the images below to hear more about ongoing projects.
Professor Shanti Parikh: HIV Hotspots in Uganda
Professor Parikh’s research focuses on local responses to national and global development interventions, particularly issues surrounding sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, and gender relations.
Professor Bradley Stoner: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Professor Stoner’s research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases and sociocultural factors which influence infectious disease risk in human populations.
Professor Kedron Thomas: The Anthropology of Clothing and Fashion
Kedron Thomas is interested in the globalization of trade and legal frameworks, the cultural and ethical dimensions of entrepreneurship and business, the semiotics of branding, and the production of material culture. She examines how these processes and practices intersect in two sites: Guatemala and the US/UK fashion industries.
Professor John Bowen: Comparative Studies of Islam
John Bowen, a sociocultural anthropologist, focuses his research on Islam across the world and follows the evolution of acceptable foods among Muslims.
Professor T.R. Kidder: Geoarchaeology
T.R. Kidder leads a team at Tashbulak to explore the site as a physical entity, as well as the way the environment influenced human beings and how human beings might have altered the environment.
Professor Crickette Sanz and Research Associate David Morgan: TedX Talk
Crickette Sanz, a biological anthropologist, and David Morgan, a research associate, study chimpanzees in the Goualougo Triangle.
Professor T.R. Kidder: Poverty Point
T.R. Kidder, an archaeologist, examines a collection of large mounds built by hunters and gatherers over three thousand years ago in Louisiana.