Emeritus Faculty

Michael Chibnik

Michael Chibnik, Ph.D.

Most of Michael Chibnik's work has been the subfield of economic anthropology. He has conducted fieldwork on household economics, agricultural decision-making, craft production, and work organization in Belize, Peru, Mexico, and various parts of the United States. Other topical interests include agricultural systems, artisans, ethnicity, development, transnationalism, research methods (especially statistics), and the history of anthropology.

Russell Ciochon

Russell L. Ciochon, Ph.D.

Russell Ciochon is a biological anthropologist with research interests in Asia (specifically Southeast Asia). His research involves characterizing the initial migrations of early Homo into this region about 1.6 mya. These investigations of the evolution of Homo erectus are cross-disciplinary, encompassing the study and discovery of human fossil remains, as well as use of paleoecological and geochronologic methods in the Sangiran Dome, Java (Indonesia).


James G. Enloe, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

James G. Enloe is an archaeologist working on the Paleolithic of the Old World. His interest centers on the transition from archaic Homo sapiens to anatomically modern humans and on subsequent behavioral changes through the end of the Pleistocene.


Ellen Lewin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Ellen Lewin has devoted her career to examining a range of questions that center on motherhood, reproduction, and sexuality, particularly as these are played out in American cultures.  In particular, she's interested in how people in “impossible” cultural situations understand and manage their identities. Over the course of my career, she has completed studies that focus on low-income Latina immigrants in San Francisco, lesbian mothers, lesbian and gay commitment ceremonies in the U.S., and gay fatherhood.

Scott Schnell

Scott Schnell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Scott Schnell's research combines anthropology and history to facilitate a better understanding of sociocultural processes over time. For several years, he conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the town of Furukawa, located in the northern portion of Gifu Prefecture in central Japan. This culminated in a book entitled "The Rousing Drum: Ritual Practice in a Japanese Community" (University of Hawai‘i Press, 1999), which explores the use of ritual as a forum for negotiating sociopolitical and economic change.