Research Interests: anthropology of knowledge; medicine, science, technology, and society (MSTS) studies; psychological anthropology; anthropology of religion; history of science; scientific experiments; religion-science debates; anthropology of the mind; American religion and spirituality; occult and metaphysical traditions; embodiment and phenomenology; William James; pragmatism; semiotics; ethics and morality; popular culture Courses taught: Intro to Cultural Anthropology; Intro to Linguistic Anthropology; Intro to Biological Anthropology; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Research Interests: My undergraduate and graduate concentrations in anthropology focused on evolutionary biology and primatology, with emphasis in enrichment for captive primates and primate behavioral ecology. My undergraduate studies include grant writing and museum exhibit design and curation. I am a biocultural anthropologist particularly concerned with the ways social environment impacts the mental and physical health of human and nonhuman primates. Additionally, I am interested in how music impacts primate behavior and biology. I am currently documenting the culture of a music genre community and am pursuing my PhD in ethnomusicology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Courses Currently Taught: Human Biological Evolution (Biological/Physical Anthropology); Laboratory in Human Biological Evolution (Biological/Physical Anthropology Lab); Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology; Issues and History in Popular Music; Music and Identity in World Cultures; Native People of North America
Other Courses I Teach: The World of Primates; Culture and Nutrition (Culture and Food)
Archaeology: Reconstructing the Past
Robert B West, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology Gold Creek Ecological Field Station Coordinator Email:email@example.com Phone: 323-260-8115 Office Location: G8-101B
Research Interests: Russia, China, Japan, world religions/languages, ancient history, Byzantine world. Courses Taught: Cultural Geography, Physical geography, Meteorology, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Geog. of CA.
Research Interests: Archaeology, Native Americans, Native cultures of the South Pacific, Amazonia and Africa. Tribal Arts. Courses Taught: Introduction to Cultural, Physical and Archaeological Anthropology, Native Americans, Anthropology of Religion, Ancient Civilizations of the New World, California Indians and Laboratory Methods in Physical Anthropology.