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Featured Faculty and Students in the Department of Anthropology
Brenna Henn

Brenna Henn

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Getting to Grips with Groups: Cristina Moya

Getting to Grips with Groups: Cristina Moya

By Ashley Serpa – Why do humans form social groups? What do group boundaries mean? Assistant Professor of Anthropology Cristina Moya examines the symbolic and linguistic markers humans use to determine group boundaries, and investigates why they encourage certain behaviors.

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Jelmer Eerkens: Mystery Solved!

Jelmer Eerkens: Mystery Solved!

Anthropology and students help identify the remains of 19th century baby Jane Doe found in San Francisco backyard.

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Meet Grad Slam Finalist Mayowa Adegboyega

Meet Grad Slam Finalist Mayowa Adegboyega

Graduate student Mayowa Adegboyega loves talking about anthropology with kids because she wants them to "see scientists as cool, chill people who are just like them." Come see for yourself just how chill when she and nine other cool finalists compete April 5 to represent UC Davis in the UC Grad Slam.

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Randy Haas

Randy Haas

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Smriti Srinivas: Crossing Boundaries

Smriti Srinivas: Crossing Boundaries

Smriti Srinivas’ research interests are wide ranging and include cities, utopias, religion, cultural memory, cultures of performance, the body, and South Asian and Indian Ocean worlds.

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Teresa Steele: Rewriting the History of Our Species

Teresa Steele: Rewriting the History of Our Species

Paleoanthropologist helps excavate oldest-known human fossils — and their dinner.

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