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Anthropology Faculty & Staff

Faculty
William Balée Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
William Balée
Professor & Department Chair
Marcello A. Canuto Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Marcello A. Canuto

Professor

Claudia Chávez Argüelles Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Claudia Chávez Argüelles

Assistant Professor

Nathalie Dajko, Tulane University
Nathalie Dajko

Associate Professor

Trenton Holliday Professor Tulane University Department of Anthropology
Trenton Holliday

Professor

Katharine M. Jack Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Katharine M. Jack

Professor

Nicole Katin Professor of Practice Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Nicole Katin
Professor of Practice
Adeline Masquelier
Adeline Masquelier
Professor
Judith Maxwell Professor Tulane University Department of Anthropology
Judith Maxwell

Professor

Grant S. McCall
Associate Professor
Sabia McCoy-Torres Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Sabia McCoy-Torres
Assistant Professor
Andrew McDowell Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Andrew McDowell

Assistant Professor

Tatsuya Murakami Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Tatsuya Murakami

Associate Professor

Jason S. Nesbitt Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Jason S. Nesbitt

Associate Professor

Christopher B. Rodning Professor Tulane University Department of Anthropology
Christopher B. Rodning

Professor

Jennifer Spence
Visiting Assistant Professor
Nicholas R. Spitzer Professor Department of Anthropology at Tulane University
Nicholas R. Spitzer

Professor

Allison J. Truitt Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Allison J. Truitt
Director of Asian Studies
John W. Verano Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
John W. Verano

Professor

Marc Zender Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Marc Zender

Associate Professor

Research Associates
Francisco Estrada-Belli, MARI's GIS Lab manager and professor of Anthropology
Francisco Estrada-Belli
Research Assistant Professor
Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Department of Anthropology
Melinda Nelson-Hurst

Research Associate

Emeritus Professors
E. Wyllys V. Andrews, Department of Anthropology at Tulane University
E. Wyllys V. Andrews

Professor Emeritus

Victoria R. Bricker, Department of Anthropology at Tulane University
Victoria R. Bricker

Professor Emerita

Dan M. Healan, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
Dan M. Healan

Professor Emeritus

Robert Hill, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
Robert Hill

Professor Emeritus

Anthropologists in Other Departments
Mohan Ambikaipaker, Department of Communication, Tulane University
Mohan Ambikaipaker

Associate Professor of Communication

Arachu Castro, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Arachu Castro

Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America

Carl Kendall, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Carl Kendall

Professor

Staff
Susie Chevalier, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
Susie Chevalier
Operations Manager

Recent Faculty Fellowships, Grants and Awards

Faculty Member Anthropology Faculty Awards (2016-2021) Funding Agency Amount of Award Start – End Date
Katharine Jack The Scent of an Alpha Male: Understanding the role of olfaction in regulating male primate behavior and physiology NSF $564,711 7/1/2021 – 6/30/2025
Katharine Jack Making an alpha male: socioendocrinology of dominance in male white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation $14,587 2016 – 2018
Katharine Jack Making an alpha male: socioendocrinology of dominance in male white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) National Geographic Society $19,498 2016 – 2018
Katharine Jack Making an alpha male: socioendocrinology of dominance in male white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) Leakey Foundation $24,197 2016 – 2018
Katharine Jack Major histocompatibility complex, mate choice, and dispersal decisions in wild Cebus capucinus Louisiana Board of Regents $156,118 06/01/2014 – 05/30/2017
Adeline Masquelier The role of sacred groves in land conservation in Niger National Geographic Society $33,470 2018 – 2019
Adeline Masquelier Haunted schools: Education, possession and ecology in Niger COFUND Fellowship, The European Union’s Horizon 2020 $120,000 2018 – 2019
Adeline Masquelier Haunted: Possession, Time, and the Agency of the No Longer. American Council of Learned Societies $63,000 2021 – 2022
Jason Nesbitt (PI), Tatsuya Murakami, Marcello Canuto and Chris Rodning (Co-PI) Modernizing Methods to Study the Ancient Past: Enhancing the Research Potential of the Center for Archaeology Louisiana BOR 149,383 8/20 – 8/21
Nathalie Dajko Collaborative Research: Sociolinguistic variation in post-Katrina New Orleans. NSF $114,321 ($246,077) 9/18 – 9/22
Marcello A. Canuto The Royal Snake Queens of La Corona: Politics, Commerce, and Conquest among the Classic Maya National Geographic Society, Expeditions Council Grant $50,249 2014 – 2016
Marcello A. Canuto Political Centralization in Classic Maya Society: Archaeology at La Corona, Guatemala Louisiana Board of Regents $152,470 2015 – 2018
Marcello A. Canuto General Preservation Assessment of Ancient Egyptian Collection National Endowment for the Humanities, Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions $5,668 2016 – 2016
Marcello A. Canuto The Development of the Regional Political System among the Maya Alphawood Foundation $255,760 2016 – 2018
Marcello A. Canuto The Regimes of the Classic Maya: Toward an Archaeology of Political Communities Wenner-Gren Foundation $19,000 2017 – 2017
Marcello A. Canuto Ground-truthing LiDAR at La Corona Hitz Foundation $185,000 2017 – ongoing
Marcello A. Canuto The Development of the Regional Political System among the Maya Alphawood Foundation $105,000 2019 – 2020
Marcello A. Canuto Improvement and Management of the MARI GIS lab Hitz Foundation $894,000 2020 – ongoing
Trenton Holliday Excavations at the Neandertal site of Regourdou, France Louisiana Board of Regents $84,495 2015 – 2019
William Balée Applied historical ecology in the Rio Iriri basin, Terra do Meio, Brazil Environmental Defense Fund $60,000 2017 – 2017
William Balée Fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation $50,000 2019 – 2019
William Balée Historical ecology of Waorani ridgetops, Ecuadorian Amazon National Geographic Society $28,385 2019 – 2022