Faculty and Staff

2022 department Faculty

James Bielo

Dr. James Bielo

Associate Professor
Ph. D. (2007) Michigan State University
Linguistic Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Anthropological Theory and the Anthropology of Global Christianity.
Upham Hall, 124 A
513-529-8777
bielojs@MiamiOH.edu

 

Jeb Card

Dr. Jeb Card

Assistant Teaching Professor & Assistant for Special Projects
Ph. D. (2007) Tulane University
Historical Archaeology, Material Culture Hybridity, Ethnogenesis, Early Colonialism and Pre-Hispanic-Maya Political History
Upham Hall, 116 C
513-529-5994
cardjj@MiamiOH.edu

 

John Cinnamon

Dr. John Cinnamon

Associate Professor
Ph. D. Yale University
Historical Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology and Intersections of Religion, Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Africa
Upham Hall 134 (Oxford)
Mosler Hall, 570 (Hamilton)
513-785-3270
cinnamjm@MiamiOH.edu

 

Kelsey Ellis

Dr. Kelsey Ellis

Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin
Biological Anthropology & Behavioral Primatology
Upham Hall, 116 B
513-529-8370
elliskm3@MiamiOH.edu

 

Cameron Hay-Rollins

Dr. M. Cameron Hay-Rollins

Professor and Chair
Ph. D. (1998) Emory University 
Cultural, Medical & Psychological Anthropology
Upham Hall, 120 C
513-529-9242
hayrolmc@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

Neringa Klumbyte

Dr. Neringa Klumbyte

Associate Professor
Ph. D. University of Pittsburgh
Political & Economic Anthropology
Upham Hall, 124 C
513-529-3287
klumbyn@MiamiOH.edu

Leighton Peterson

Dr. Leighton Peterson

Director of the Office of Liberal Education
Associate Professor
Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin
Representational Practices, Anthropology of Media and Indigenous Vitality
Upham Hall, 116D
513-529-1422
lpeterson@MiamiOH.edu

 

Mark Peterson

Dr. Mark Peterson

Professor
Ph. D. (1996) Brown University
Global flows of culture, News & Entertainment Media, Marketing & Consumption
Upham Hall, 124 D
513-529-5018
petersm2@MiamiOH.edu
 

 

 

John Schaefer

Dr. John P.R. Schaefer

Associate Professor
Ph. D. University of Texas-Austin
Folklore & Public Culture in the Middle East
(Oxford) Upham Hall, 130
(Middletown) Levey MUM, 219
513-727-3282
schaefjp@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

Dr. Homayun Sidky

Dr. Homayun Sidky

Professor
Ph. D. The Ohio State University
Ecological Anthropology, History & Theory, and Anthropology of Religion
Upham Hall, 124 B
513-529-1591
sidkyh@MiamiOH.edu

 

Dr. Maura Stephens-Chu

Dr. Maura Stephens-Chu

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph. D. University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Medical Anthropology, Women's Sexual & Reproductive Health, Japan, Menstruation 
Upham Hall, 132
stephmh@miamioh.edu

 

Alison Sullivan, MPH

Alison Sullivan, MPH

Karl & Helen Wiepking Distinguished Professor
Senior Manager, Strategy, Operations, and Analytics at Deloitte Consulting, LLC
Global Health
Upham Hall, 134
kernohar@miamioh.edu

Dr. Laura Thompson

Dr. Laura Thompson

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph. D. Harvard University
Anthropology of Religion, Islamic Studies, Modern North Africa, and Blasphemy & Apostasy
Upham Hall, 232
thomp543@miamioh.edu

 

Erica KeenerMrs. Erica Keener

Administrative Assistant
Upham Hall 120
513-529-2249
keenere@MiamiOH.edu