Anthropology Faculty

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
jalvey@umflint.edu
SAC - Anthropology

Jennifer Alvey

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies; Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program

Associate Chair - Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Office: 522 French Hall

Courses: Introduction to Women’s Studies; Language and Culture; Cultures and Peoples of Latin America; Medical Anthropology; Political and Legal Anthropology; Sex, Work and International Capital; Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Gender, Race and Inequalities.

Dr. Alvey’s teaching and research is inspired by critical traditions in socio-cultural anthropology, feminism, and political-economy. Her work in Nicaragua focuses on the spatial formation of the state, gendered-class and property relations, and social movements. She is also interested in issues of food sovereignty and food justice in Michigan and in comparative perspective. 

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
dbirchok@umflint.edu
SAC - Anthropology

Daniel Andrew Birchok

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Social Theory; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of Islam; The Indian Ocean World; Anthropology of Political Violence; Anthropology of Value and Exchange; Culture, Personality, and Beyond

Dr. Birchok is an anthropologist of religion interested in religion and public life, especially Islam in Indonesia. His research focuses on everyday engagements with religious concepts, and he is especially interested in genealogical authority, religious temporalities, and ritual. Currently, when he is not teaching or taking students on field trips in southeast Michigan, he is writing about a group of Sufis (Islamic mystics) who reside on the west coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province, with special attention to how their changing forms of genealogical authority and evolving notions of orthodoxy reflect the place of religion in the Indonesian state.

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
hanifak@umflint.edu
SACJ - Anthropology

Hani Fakhouri

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Courses: 
Middle East, Gerontology

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
hisyar@umflint.edu
SAC - Anthropology

Hisyar Ozsoy

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Contemporary Social Theory, Special Topics: Criminal Perspectives On Culture and Crime, Social and Cultural Change, Senior Seminar

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
jvros@umflint.edu
SAC - Anthropology

Judy V. Rosenthal

Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Social Theory, World Religions 

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Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
bevsmith@umflint.edu
SAC - Anthropology

Beverley A. Smith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Honors Program Advisor for Anthropology

Courses: Human Origins & Prehistory: Intro to Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology

Department Staff

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
lmctier@umflint.edu

Lynne McTiernan

Administrative Assistant

Office: 526 French Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (office closed 12pm-1pm)