The Department of Anthropology welcomes four new members to its faculty - Jesse Casana and Jeremy DeSilva as Associate Professors, Sabrina Billings as Senior Lecturer, and Jennifer Carballo, Visiting Professor from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.
Jesse Casana comes to Dartmouth from the University of Arkansas with over ten years experience teaching and in the field working numerous projects in the U.S. and the Middle East. His research focuses mainly on Archaeology in the Near East.
Jeremy DeSilva moves to Hanover from Boston. His experience includes work at the Boston Museum of Science and over eight years of teaching most recently at Boston University. His research interests include human evolution; South and Eastern African fossil record; Australopithecus; origins and diversification of upright walking; primate locomotion; functional and comparative anatomy of the foot; brain evolution and ontogeny; and the evolution of human birth.
Sabrina Billings comes to the Upper Valley with her family from Fayettville, Arkansas. She recently left her post at the University of Arkansas and joins the Department of Anthropology as Senior Lecturer. She will split her time between the Department of Anthropology, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the African and African American Studies Program. Her research focuses on linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics; gender, education, and work; globalization, cosmopolitanism, and consumption; Swahili and global Englishes; and urban East Africa.
Jennifer Carballo will be teaching ANTH 22 / LACS 43: Olmecs, Maya, and Toltecs: Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica during the fall term. She is visiting from Harvard University's Peabody Museum.