Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


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Karen Quintiliani
Department Chair
Email: Karen.Quintiliani@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-1301
Office: F03-303
Office Hours Fall 2018:  Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Urban and applied anthropology, social welfare, public policy, gender, and sexuality; North America, Southeast Asia

Webpage: Karen Quintiliani

Mitra Baghdadi
Department Coordinator
Email: Mitra.Baghdadi@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5171
Office: FO3-305
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

Webpage: Mitra Baghdadi


Jayne Howell
Email: Jayne.Howell@csulb.edu
Office: FO3-312
Phone: (562) 985-5192
Office Hours Fall 2018: On sabbatical leave
Research and Teaching Focus: Education and employment, gender, migration, urban anthropology, ethnohistory, tourism, Mexico; Mexico, Latin America

Webpage: Jayne Howell

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Alexandra Jaffe
Email: Alexandra.Jaffe@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-2594
Office: PSY-114
Research and Teaching Focus: Minority language planning and politics, language ideology, anthropology and education, bilingual education, language in the media, orthography and transcription, sociolinguistics

Webpage: Alexandra Jaffe

Alexandra Jaffe

Wendy Klein
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
Email: Wendy.Klein@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-8828
Office: PSY-221
Office Hours Spring 2019: Tuesday 1:00-2: 00 pm; Wednesday 2:00-4: 00 pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Linguistic anthropology, ethnography of communication, language socialization, narrative, language ideology; Japan, Northern India, United States

Webpage: Wendy Klein

Wendy Klein

Barbara LeMaster
Email: Barbara.LeMaster@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5037
Office: F03-322
Office Hours Fall 2018:
Research and Teaching Focus: Ethnicity and gender, applied linguistics, deaf languages and culture, interpreting and translation, intercultural communication, applied anthropology, anthropology and education, urban anthropology, medical anthropology; Ireland, Southern California

Webpage: Barbara LeMaster & www.csulb.edu/~lemaster/

Barbara LeMaster

Ron Loewe
Email: Ronald.Loewe@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5034
Office: F03-324
Office Hours Fall 2018: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am; Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm 
Research and Teaching Focus: Medical anthropology, applied anthropology, Maya language, culture and politics, tourism; Mexico, Latin America

Webpage: Ron Loewe

Ron Loewe

Kara Miller
Assistant Professor 
Email: Kara.Miller@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5186
Office: FO3-310
Office Hours Fall 2018:  Mondays 12:30pm-1:30pm; Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Embodiment, political ecology, healers and healing, environmental resources, development, women’s studies, selfhood, futures, empowerment

Webpage: Kara Miller


Hector Neff
Email: Hector.Neff@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-4468
Office: PH1-202
Office Hours Spring 2019: On sabbatical leave
Research and Teaching Focus: Archaeology, archaeometry, evolutionary theory, origins of agriculture, quantitative methods; Mesoamerica, Southwest United States, South America

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Steven Rousso-Schindler
Associate Professor
Email: Steven.Rousso-Schindler@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-8179
Office: FO3-320
Office Hours Spring 2019: Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
Research and Teaching Focus: Visual anthropology and anthropology of Palestine/Israel, national narrative theory, narrative theory, demography, Middle East anthropology, medical anthropology; Israel/Palestine, United States, rural China

Webpage: Steven Rousso-Schindler

Steven Rousso-Schindler

R. Scott Wilson
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor
Email: Scott.Wilson@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5172
Office: F03-318
Office Hours Fall 2018:

Tuesday 10 to 12; Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30; Thursday 12 to 2:00& by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Race and ethnicity, transnational media, cultural production; Taiwan, Global East Asia

Webpage: Scott Wilson & http://www.anthropologyandfilm.net

R. Scott Wilson

Marcus Young Owl
Email: Dr.YoungOwl@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5179
Office: FO3-316
Office Hours Fall 2018: Mondays-Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Primate anatomy and comparative biology, evolutionary theory, anatomical lexicon, history of physical anthropology and anatomy, science education

Webpage: Marcus Young Owl

Marcus Young Owl


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Luzilda Carrillo
Email: Luzilda.Carrillo@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-2721
Office: FO3-314
Office Hours Spring 2019: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 pm;  Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Critical race studies, corporations, capitalism, economic anthropology, science and technology studies, feminism, communication, and semiotics


Denise Cucurny
Email: Denise.Cucurny@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5189
Office: LA5-159
Office Hours Fall 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm
Research and Teaching Focus: Cross-cultural healing, primate behavior & anatomy, human variation & evolution

Denise Cucurny

Thomas J. Douglas
Email: Thomas.Douglas@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5170
Office: FO3-309
Office Hours Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays  2:00 – 2:50 pm, Wednesdays 3:00 – 3:50 pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Urban and economic anthropology, religion, culture; California, Washington, Cambodian immigrants

Webpage: Thomas Douglas

Thomas J. Douglas

Linda D. Light
Email: Linda.Light@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5189
Office: LA5-159
Office Hours Spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 11-12 noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Guatemalan Maya in Los Angeles, language, gender/ethnicity

Webpage: Linda Light

Linda D. Light

Melissa Sue Maceyko
Email: Melissa.Maceyko@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5170
Office: FO3-309
Office Hours Fall 2018: Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm; Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm; Thursdays 2:15pm-3:15pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Linguistic Anthropology, Language Ideology, Political Anthropology, Democratic Participation, Corruption, Gender and Sexuality; North America; Melanesia

Webpage: Melissa Sue Maceyko


Mihir Pandya
Email: Mihir.Pandya@csulb.edu
Phone:  (562) 985-5171
Office: FO5-212
Office Hours Fall 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
Research and Teaching Focus: Science and technology, knowledge and expertise, security and infrastructure, diversity and generation; United States, India


Marisa L Peeters
Email: Marisa.Peeters@csulb.edu
Office: FO5-212
Office Hours Fall 2018: Mondays 10:00- 11:15 am; Thursdays 3:45-4: 30 pm & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Religion, progressive evangelicalism, Central America, El Salvador, subjectivity, emotions, language

Sachiko Sakai
Email: Sachiko.Sakai@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-1916
Office: FO5-230
Office Hours Spring 2019: Mondays 1-2 pm, Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am & by appointment
Research and Teaching Focus: Archaeology of the Southwest United States, ceramic production, and exchange, ceramic source study, luminescence dating, chemical compositional analysis, evolutionary archaeology

Webpage: Sachiko Sakai

Sachiko Sakai


Emeriti Faculty

Keith Dixon, Keith.Dixon@csulb.edu
James Gregory, James.Gregory@csulb.edu
Robert Harman, Robert.Harman@csulb.edu
Daniel O. Larson, Daniel.Larson@csulb.edu
Eugene Ruyle, Eugene.Ruyle@csulb.edu
Kaoru Oguri, Kaoru_Oguri@hotmail.com
George Scott, George.Scott@csulb.edu
Namika Raby, Namika.Raby@csulb.edu