Faculty

Associate Professor
Steering Committee Member
Research Interests:

As an archaeologist of Africa, my past research has focused on two distinct, but related issues:  the role of rural and non-elite populations in the political economy of small-scale complex societies, and the way that people use material culture and space in the establishment and maintenance of social inequality and power. 

Gus Wortham Assistant Professor
Steering Committee Member
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Geiser's writings have been published in anthologies and such publications as Abitare, Future Anterior, and Hunch. He is the editor of award-winning Explorations in Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2008), and the series editor of Standpunkte Magazine, and Standpunkte Dokumente.

Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies
Director of Steering Committee
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John Hopkins works on physical/visual/spatial experience and the diachronic investigation of cultural and societal shift in the ancient Mediterranean.

Associate Professor of History
Steering Committee Member
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Dr. McDaniel is an historian of slavery, abolitionism, transatlantic reform, and the nineteenth-century United States.

Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology
Steering Committee Member
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Because of the growing problem of looting of terracotta statuettes from Middle Niger sites, Dr. McIntosh became involved in issues of archaeological heritage and cultural property and has published and lectured widely on these topics.

Associate Professor of Art History
Steering Committee Member
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Dr. Neagley's research interests include late gothic architecture of northern Europe, late medieval urban planning, vision and visuality in the Middle Ages, and medieval pictorial narrative and space. She is the author of Disciplined Exuberance.

Associate Professor of History
Director of Steering Committee
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Dr. Ward’s major areas of research include museums and public history in South African and in world history, imperialism and colonialism, forced migration in the Indian Ocean, transnationalism and oceanic history, comparative slavery and modern human trafficking.