Faculty, Faculty Affiliates and Staff


Keri Brondo Dr. Keri Brondo
Professor, Interim Associate Dean
Environmental Anthropology, Gender & Development, Indigenous Rights, Conservation & Protected Areas, Central America
Lindsey Feldman Dr. Lindsey Feldman
Assistant Professor
Cultural criminology, masculinity, identity, justice studies, intersectional race and gender studies, anthropology of emotions, ethnography of prison, critical social theory
John Marshall Gilmore John M. Gilmore

Assistant Professor of Teaching/Online Coordinator
Urban Anthropology, community development, leadership, religion, African and African-American Studies, and HIV/AIDS
Online students: set up an advising appointment.
Dr. Kathryn Hicks Dr. Kathryn Hicks
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology, Political Economy, Developmental Systems Theory, Environmental Justice, Health Inequality, Andes, US
wesjames Dr. Wesley James
Interim Chair, Pat E. Burlison Professor
Medical sociology, demography, and rural health.
Katherine Lambert-Pennington Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington
Associate Professor, Director of School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Race and social inequality, social movements, identity production, community development, food justice, alternative food networks, participatory action research, community-university partnerships, US, Australia, Italy
Kenny Latta Kenneth S. Latta
Assistant Professor of Teaching / Undergraduate Advisor
Urban anthropology, community development, community organizing, social capital, social network mapping, food systems, urban agriculture, Memphis and the Midsouth.
Set up an advising appointment.
Ted Maclin Dr. Ted Maclin
Associate Professor of Teaching / Graduate Studies Coordinator
Politics of knowledge; science, technology, and society; political ecology; climate change; organizational and institutional ethnography
Erin Mellett Dr. Erin Mellett

Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, deaf studies, disability studies, sign language(s), migration, language and social justice, linguistic discrimination, health inequalities, identity and belonging

Michael Vicente Perez Dr. Michael Perez
Associate Professor
Migration and displacement, ethnicity and nationalism, memory, violence, human rights, Muslim societies and Islam
WJ Robertson Headshot Dr. William Robertson
Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology; anthropology of care; queer and trans anthropology; the body and embodiment; risk; conceptualizations and practices of biomedical research (e.g., clinical trials, experimentation); medical education, training, specialization, and expertise; clinical ethnography; social science of human papillomavirus (HPV); science and technology studies; health disparities; science, medicine, and popular culture; teaching and pedagogy; culture theory; qualitative social science methodology
Micah Trapp Dr. Micah Trapp
Associate Professor
Food Systems; Taste; Food Entitlements and Humanitarian Aid; Economic Anthropology; Refugees and Migration; Ethnographic Methods; West Africa and US

Faculty Affiliates

Sage Graham Dr. Sage Graham
Associate Professor
Department of English; Applied Linguistics
Satish Kedia Dr. Satish Kedia
School of Public Health


Paulette Wilkerson Paulette Wilkerson,
Assistant to the Chair
Fax: 901.678.2069

Jude Snowden
Graduate Representative to the Faculty