Office: Swart 317
Phone: (920) 424-4406
Gina Schiavone, Academic Dept. Associate
Anthropology Faculty and Staff
Dr. Stephanie May de Montigny, Chair
Office: Swart 317A
Phone: (920) 424-7495
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas Austin
Stephanie May de Montigny is a cultural anthropologist. Her courses and research interests include Native American studies, kinship, gender and sexuality, ethnohistory, vernacular architecture, and visual art and dance. She also teaches classes on ethnographic methods, American ethnography, and expressive culture.
Dr. Jordan Karsten
Education: Ph.D. & M.A., The State University of New York at Albany
Jordan Karsten is a biological anthropologist with research interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleoanthropology. One major focus of Dr. Karsten’s research has been investigating the biological and behavioral consequences of the transition to agriculture in prehistory. This research has been carried out through the analysis of human skeletons that he’s excavated from Verteba Cave, Ukraine, that date to the late Neolithic period. Dr. Karsten also works with local law enforcement to analyze and identify human bone recovered from potential crime scenes and other death investigations.
Dr. Stephanie Spehar
Office: Swart 313
Phone: (920) 424-7073
Dr. Heidi Nicholls
Phone: (920) 424-7183
Ph.D. Anthropology. University at Albany, SUNY, 2014
B.A., Cleveland State University
Dr. Heidi J Nicholls is a cultural anthropologist with research interests that include indigenous heritage tourism, intercultural relations and dynamics, US diversity, cultural expressions through dance and economic development. Dr. Nicholls has conducted ethnographic research on the Navajo (Dine) Reservation, in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Anguilla in addition to working as a cultural consultant focused on interactional competency, bias, and etymology.
Dr. Adrienne Frie
Office: Swart 314
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., University of California San Diego
Adrienne Frie is an anthropological archaeologist whose research specialties include prehistoric Europe, human-animal relations, and prehistoric art. Dr. Frie’s ongoing research is focused on Iron Age Slovenia, where she investigates how animal depictions and faunal remains provide insight into prehistoric interactions with and ideas about animals. Her work has demonstrated that prehistoric conceptions of animals were expressed and negotiated via imagery, but also that animal symbolism was a potent form of social expression, and one that was restricted by status and social role. This research is multidisciplinary, and in addition to archaeological evidence takes into account animal behavior, local environments, and the socioeconomic structures surrounding animal husbandry and other human-animal interactions.
Gina M. Schiavone
Academic Department Associate
Office: Swart 317