Anthropology: Faculty and Staff
Dr. Stephanie May de Montigny, Chair
Phone: (920) 424-7495
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. Jeffrey Behm
Phone: (920) 424-1365
Dr.Behm’s interests include Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene hunter-gatherers, lithic technology, ceramic technology, archaeology of Historic Native Americans, experimental archaeology, and archaeometry. He has maintained an active program of field and laboratory research that involves undergraduates at many levels.
Dr. Pete Brown
Associate Dean COLS/Professor
Phone: (920) 424-7070
Dr. Pete Brown is a culutral anthropologist. His interests include globalization, inequality, identity, history, activism, and social movements. Most of his researh has been conducted in southern Mexico, in the state of Chiapas, though he has traveled (and in some cases taken students) to Peru, guatemala, Belize, and Cameroon (West Africa).
Dr. Jordan Karsten
Phone: (920) 424-7307
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
Phone: (920) 424-7073
Stephanie Spehar is a physical anthropologist whose area of specialization is primate socioecology, or how ecology and the environment have shaped primate social systems and behavior. Within this framework, her research focuses on primate mating systems, group dynamics and social behavior, and communication. A second major research interest is primate conservation, especially the effect of habitat alteration, fragmentation, and hunting on primate communities.
Dr. Fethi Keles
Phone: (920) 424-7183
Dr. Fethi Keles is an academic staff member for the anthropology program. He currently has a role as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Social Protection within the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard University. Dr. Keles has taught courses in anthropology, peace and conflict studies, and Middle Eastern studies at Colgate University, Cazenovia College, Bloomsburg University, and Rhode Island College. Dr. Keles specializes in the study of forced migration and refugees. He currently teaches Anthro 123-Race/Class/Gender, Anthro 204- Cultural Anthropology and various anthropology special topics courses.
Lindsey Jo Helms Thorson
Phone: (920) 424-1567
Lindsey is an academic staff member for the anthropology program. Her research interests are: bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, forensic anthropology, Croatian archaeology/bioarchaeology, Eastern Europe (Balkans),
Lindsey teaches all the lab sections of Anthro 202- Intro to Biological Anthropology.