Department Chair

Full-Time Faculty

  • Rudi Gaudio

    Rudolf Gaudio

    Professor of Anthropology
    Director of Natural and Social Sciences
    • BA, Yale University
    • MIA, Columbia University
    • PhD, Stanford University
    rudolf.gaudio@purchase.edu
  • David J. Kim

    David J. Kim

    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    • BA, Trinity College
    • MA, New York University
    • PhD, Columbia University
    david-j.kim@purchase.edu
  • photo by Giuseppe Zevola

    Jason A. Pine

    Professor of Media Studies and Anthropology
    • BA, University of Chicago
    • MA, New School for Social Research
    • PhD, University of Texas, Austin
    jason.pine@purchase.edu
  • Joseph Russo

    Joseph Russo

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    • MA , Brooklyn College
    • MPhil,Goldsmiths College
    • PhD, University of Texas, Austin

Contributing Faculty

  • Ragnhild Utheim

    Ragnhild Utheim

    Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Program Chair
    Interim Director of Liberal Studies
    • BS, Hunter College, City University of New York
    • PhD, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
    ragnhild.utheim@purchase.edu
  • Venice Bienalle 2017

    Shaka McGlotten

    (on leave: Fall 2021-Spring 2022)
    Professor of Media Studies
    • BA, Grinnell College
    • PhD, University of Texas, Austin
    shaka.mcglotten@purchase.edu

Faculty Emeriti

  • Nancy Foner

    Nancy Foner

    Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology
    • BA, Brandeis University
    • MA, PhD, University of Chicago
  • John Forrest

    John Forrest

    Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
    • BA, MA, University of Oxford (England)
    • PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Esther Newton

    Esther Newton

    Professor Emerita of Anthropology
    • BA, University of Michigan
    • MA, PhD, University of Chicago