Faculty & Staff

Claudia Chávez-Argüelles
Assistant Professor, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Email: claudia.chavez@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Cultural Anthropology (the anthropology of law and the state; Indigenous studies; feminist theory; violence, memory, and the body; activist research; Chiapas, Mexico; Latin America).
Jeanette Cooper
Lecturer

Tel: 707.826.4342
Email: jmc16@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology (Mediterranean, ceramics, dissemination of culture during Greek Archaic Period)

Marisol Cortes-Rincon
Associate Professor, Department Chair, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Director, Archaeology Research Lab
Tel: 707.826.4335
Email: mc479@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology (Mesoamerica, Maya, settlement patterns, socioeconomic organization). Belize Archaeology Field Program.
Alisha Gaskins
Lecturer
Tel: 707.826.4560
Email: alisha@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus:  Biocultural anthropology (social justice, women’s reproductive health, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, epistemology)
Lecturer
Email: amg45@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Biological Anthropology (bioarchaeology, skeletal biology, forensics). Poland Bioarchaeology Field Program. Currently off campus completing Ph.D. at Binghamton.
Jyll Jackson

Administrative Support Coordinator
Tel: (707) 826-4124
Email: jyll.jackson@humboldt.edu

Lecturer
Tel: 707.826.4324
Email: bkk4@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Textile archaeology and culture, archaeology of gender, landscape and environmental archaeology, and material culture; Scandinavian and British Islands.

Lecturer, Research Associate
Tel: 707.826.4324
Research & Teaching Focus: International migration, farm labor markets, agricultural systems, illegal commodities (undocumented labor and cannabis), socioeconomic inequalities, cultural and subcultural interactions
May Patiño

Lecturer, Graduate Program Administrative Coordinator,
Co-Director, Biological Anthropology Research Center

Tel: 707.826.4324
Email: may.patino@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Applied biological anthropology (evolutionary medicine, nutrition, epidemiology, public health, policy, and science communication)

Marissa Ramsier
Assistant Professor, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Director, Biological Anthropology Research Center
Tel: 707.826.4948
Email: mas70@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Biological Anthropology (comparative anatomy, evolutionary biology, sensory ecology), Poland Bioarchaeology Field Program.
William Rich
Lecturer
Tel: 707.826.5247
Email: wcr1@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology (cultural resources management, historic archaeology, GIS, regulatory compliance, Pacific Northwest)
Rebecca Robertson
Lecturer, Graduate Program Coordinator, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Tel: 707.826.4342
Email: rer3@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Cultural Anthropology (globalization, community & economic development, HIV/AIDS, Post-apartheid South Africa, Spain, EU)
James Roscoe
Lecturer
Tel: 707.826.5247
Email: jmr4@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology (cultural resources management, ethnohistory, collaboration with local descendant communities, Pacific Northwest)
Mary Scoggin
Professor, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Tel: 707.826.5286
Email: ms34@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Cultural Anthropology (media studies, language and poetics, China, US)
Justine Shaw
Lecturer, Grad Advisor
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology, Mesoamerican Studies
 
Llyn Smith
Professor, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Tel: 707.826.4441
Email: llyn@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Cultural Anthropology (South Asian Islam, post-colonial Australia, displacement, sovereignty, autonomy, community)