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FACULTY

Alejandro Ceron

Alejandro Cerón

Assistant Professor
Sturm Hall 131
Phone: 303-871-2683
Email: Alejandro.Cerón@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

MD, University of San Carlos, Guatemala, School of Medicine, 2000
MPH, University of San Carlos, Guatemala, 2006
MA, University of Washington, Seattle, Anthropology, 2010
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, Anthropology, 2013

INTERESTS

Medical anthropology, applied anthropology. Anthropology of human rights, anthropology of development. Health inequalities, social participation. Health as human right, socio-cultural epidemiology; social stratification. Guatemala, Central America, Latin American immigrants in the US. K'iche' language and culture.

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Bonnie Clark

Bonnie Clark

Associate Professor
Curator of Archaeology, DU Museum of Anthropology
Sturm Hall 142
Phone: 303-871-2875
Email: Bonnie.Clark@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, University of Utah, Anthropology and English 1990
MA, University of Denver, Anthropoloyg, 1996
PhD, University of CA, Berkeley, 2003

INTERESTS

The historical archaeology and cultural landscapes of the western U.S.; race, ethnicity, and material culture; preserving and interpreting heritage resources; community-engaged research.

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Richard Clemmer Smith

Richard Clemmer-Smith

Professor
Curator of Ethnology, DU Museum of Anthropology
Sturm Hall 141
Phone: 303-871-2679
Email: Richard.Clemmer-Smith@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

PhD, University of Illinois, 1972

INTERESTS

Environmental anthropology, indigenous rights,  anthropological theory, ethnohistory, ethnology of the Southwest and Great Basin.

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Larry Conyers

Lawrence Conyers

Professor, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
Sturm Hall 132
Phone: 303-871-2684
Email: lconyers@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BS, Oregon State University, Geology, 1973
MS, Arizona State University, Geology, 1975
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Anthropology, 1993
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, Anthropology, 1995

INTERESTS

Archaeology, archaeometry, geological methods, Latin America, Plains, U.S. Southwest.

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Please visit Dr. Conyers' website here.

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Dores Cruz

Dores Cruz

Assistant Professor
Sturm Hall 140
Phone: 303-871-2472
Email: MDores.Cruz@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Archaeology and History, 1986
MA, University of Porto, Portugal, Archaeology, 1994
PhD, Binghamton University (SUNY), Archaeology, 2003

INTERESTS

African Archaeology, Historical Anthropology, Construction of Memory, Landscape Analysis, Ethnohistory and Ethnoarchaeology, Comparative Colonialisms, Diasporas and Transnationalism, Political-economy, Production and Consumption, Material Culture, Gender, Museums, Ghana, Mozambique, Portugal.

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Christina Kreps

Christina Kreps

Associate Professor
Director of Museum Studies,
Director DU Museum of Anthropology
Sturm Hall 109
Phone: 303-871-2688
Email: ckreps@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, Colorado College, Anthropology, 1981
MA, University of Oregon, International Studies, 1988
PhD, University of Oregon, Anthropology, 1994

INTERESTS

Anthropology of museums, art and cultural expression, politics of culture, development, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo.

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Jimmy LaVita

James LaVita

Professor
Sturm Hall 119
Phone: 303-871-3304
Email: lavita@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, New York University, Mathematics
MS, New York University, Mathematics
MA, University of California, Berkeley, Folklore
PhD, New York University, Applied Mathematics
PhD (Anthropology), University of Texas, Austin

INTERESTS

 He is currently artistic co-director of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, a modern dance/theater company which creates a unique and exciting brand of performance: dramatic soundscapes, moving imagery, thoughtful and engaging narration, vivid and imaginative costuming and lighting. His interests also include: technology, computing and culture; dance ethnology and dance history; folklore; performance, aesthetics and expressive culture. 

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Dean Saitta

Dean Saitta

Professor and Chair
Sturm Hall 105
Phone: 303-871-2680
Email: dsaitta@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, Wake Forest University, Anthropology, 1977
MA, University of Massachusetts, Anthropology, 1980
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Anthropology, 1987

INTERESTS

Urban anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, material culture, North America.

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STAFF

Anne Amati

Anne Amati

NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar
Sturm Hall 118
Phone: 303-871-2687
Email: Anne.Amati@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BFA, Film and Television Production (Minor in Fine Arts), New York University, NY
MA, History, Historical Administration Option, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

INTERESTS

As Museum Registrar/NAGPRA Coordinator, Ms. Amati is responsible for the legal aspects of the museum including loans, acquisitions, and Native American Graves Protections and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance activities. She works closely with students on collection management and exhibit projects.

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Brooke Rohde

Brooke Rohde

Curator of Collections
Sturm Hall 117
Phone: 303-871-2543
Email: brooke.rohde@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

BA, Anthropology, James Madison University, Virginia
MA, Anthropology and Museum Studies, University of Denver

INTERESTS

As Curator of Collections, Ms. Rohde ensures DUMA collections are accessible to the DU community and other researchers. She enjoys training undergraduate and graduate students in practical museum methods. She co-teaches Managing Collections with Anne Amati.

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Orla McInerney

Orla McInerney

Assistant to the Chair
Sturm Hall 146
Phone: 303-871-2677
Email: Orla.McInerney@du.edu

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BACKGROUND

Prior to emigrating to the United States, Ms. McInerney worked in Cork, Ireland both as Administrative Assistant and Office Manager.  Ms. McInerney also worked as Office Manager at the International House for two years, and as Program Assistant and Outreach Coordinator for the Disability Services Program for one year bringing a wide range of experience to her position as Assistant to the Chair.

INTERESTS

Ms. McInerney enjoys photography, advocating for people with disabilities, hiking in beautiful Colorado, and traveling domestically and internationally.