Anthropology Faculty

Associate Professor

Department Chair: Anthropology 

Department Chair:  Global Development Studies

Email: roperjm[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Monty Roper is... read more

Rosenfield Professor In Social Science - Anthropology
Director of the Center for Prairie Studies

Jonathan Andelson was born in Chicago, attended college at Grinnell, and earned his doctorate in anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1974. His main interests are intentional communities... read more

Vicki Bentley-Condit

Vicki Bentley-Condit has taught biological anthropology at Grinnell since 1995. She is a primatologist who has conducted research with both wild and captive baboon populations and captive rhesus... read more

Caulkins Doug
Professor, Emeritus
Interim Director, Donald L. Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership


Douglas Caulkins was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, and earned a B.A. with Honors and... read more

Brigittine French
Associate Professor
Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee


Brigittine French earned a PhD from the University of Iowa in 2001 and... read more

Katya Gibel Mevorah



Katya Gibel Mevorach holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke... read more

Assistant Professor

Email:  hansency[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Cynthia Hansen began teaching in the Linguistics Concentration at Grinnell in January 2012.  Her research... read more

Kathy Kamp
Earl D. Strong Professor of Social Studies
Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

email: kamp[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Kathryn Kamp teaches anthropology and archaeology at Grinnell College. While she has worked in Syria and Belize, her... read more

Associate Professor
Associate Dean of the College

email: tapias[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Maria Tapias earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been... read more

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John Whittaker (BA Cornell U. 1975, PHD U. of Arizona 1984) has been... read more