Celeste Ray

Professor of Environmental Arts and Humanities and Anthropology

Wood's Lab 213 / ext. 1829


R. Celeste Ray trained in cultural anthropology, ecological anthropology and archaeology and her teaching and research remains focused on these subfields. Her publications have considered sacred water, regionalism, creolization and ethnicity.

Diana Hatchett

Visiting Assistant Professor 
Spencer Hall 251A / ext. 1326

Diana P. Hatchett is a cultural anthropologist interested in religion, the state, education, and the global fitness industry, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa Region. She conducts fieldwork in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

Richard (Rich) Tate

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology



Richard Tate's research is at the intersection of environmental anthropology, geography, and ethnobotany.  He is especially interested in human knowledge about plants, and how landscape and lifestyle shape this vital interaction.  He continues research projects in the country of Georgia (Caucasus), and is eager to initiate work in Appalachia.