Our primary themes of research and teaching focus on intimacy, gender, sexuality, and kinship; mobility, belonging, and citizenship; medical anthropology; objects, memory, and materiality; and the politics of anthropological knowledge production. With a primary focus on historical phenomena and social theories from Africa, the Afro-Atlantic, Eastern Europe, and Melanesia, our researchers address critical questions related to capitalism, governance, and transnationality. Overall, our conceptual strength revolves around historical anthropology, political economic approaches to anthropology and decolonial and postcolonial anthropology.