TMCC

Anthropology

Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Photo Not Available Suzanne Amodio
Part Time Lecturer

Received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of California Berkeley (1993) with a minor in Southeast Asian Studies and her Master of Arts (1997) and Ph.D. Candidacy (1999) in Anthropology from University of California San Diego. Her master's research on international migration of women from the Philippines led to her ongoing dissertation study of the psychological and cognitive effects of mothers' migration on children. Her interests include issues of identity, imagination (religion, play, etc.), cross cultural human development, enculturation, and culture change. She has conducted research in Indonesia (ethnic identity of Toba Batak, Sumatra), Malaysia (street artists as agents of acculturation), and in the U.S. (theatre as ritual) and participated in group research in Zimbabwe (mother and infant health/nutrition), South Australia (ecology), and Borneo (orangutan behavior and conservation).
Christine Boston Photo Christine E. Boston
Instructor and Discipline Coordinator 
Faculty Website
First became interested in anthropology at the age of four while watching documentaries on ancient Egyptian cultures with her dad and searching for dinosaur bones at the playground. The slightly misguided Boston cemented this love in 5th grade when she visited a museum’s exhibit on Maya archaeology, and she’s been hooked ever since. She pursued her Bachelor of Arts degree at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and continued her graduate education at University of Western Ontario where she earned her MA and PhD. Her graduate research focused on gaining a greater understanding of the motivations behind the world’s oldest anthropogenic mummification practices and the biological consequences of artificial cranial modification. Boston’s research interests include bioarchaeology, physical anthropology, human growth and development, biocultural modifications, and paleopathology, and she has worked on projects and collections in the U.S., Canada, Egypt, Chile, and Peru.
Photo Not Available Andy Carey
Part-time Lecturer

Received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno (1991 and 1996, respectively). He conducted the archival research and prepared the documentation for the permanent historic exhibit at the Pershing County Court House in Lovelock, Nevada. Mr. Carey is currently completing his doctorate at University of New Mexico and teaches TMCC's online ANTH 101 courses.
Photo Not Available Julia E. Hammett
Anthropology Professor

Received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from San Jose State University (1980) and her Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees in Anthropology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1986 and 1991, respectively) with specialties in North American paleoethnobotany, ecological anthropology, and North American archaeology. She has conducted research in four regions of North America: the Southwest, California, the Southeast, and the Great Basin. Her research combines ecological, archaeological, and historical data to investigate prehistoric and historic landscapes and traditional land use patterns. Currently she conducts research in the San Francisco Bay Area in cooperation with Stanford University and the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California in conjunction with the National Park Service, and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund Research and Learning Grants Program.

Dr. Hammett is on sabbatical for the 2014-15 academic year.
Photo Not Available Arthur Krupicz
Part-time Lecturer

Received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of Maryland (1996) and his Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Arkansas (2000) with emphasis in archaeology. His research and practice have focused upon public education and outreach, particularly to children and young adults. Mr. Krupicz has worked with numerous museums, including the American Museum of Natural History (New York), Denver Museum of Nature and Science; and most recently he served as Executive Director of the Children's Museum in Carson City, NV. In addition to his work in the non-profit sector, Mr. Krupicz initiated a statewide, archaeological site steward program for the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (SHPO) and has conducted archaeological fieldwork in 20 states and the Caribbean