Lecturers and Postdoctoral Researchers

Lecturers and Postdoctoral Researchers

Michael Chladek

Part-time Lecturer

RO 331A

Dr. Michael Chladek is a psychological anthropologist who studies how religious and educational institutions shape adolescent development, particularly gender and moral development.


Altaïr Despres

Postdoctoral Researcher


Laura Horton

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Laura Horton's work combines ethnographic, computational and linguistic elicitation methods and engages with the fields of linguistic anthropology, developmental psychology, language acquisition and education.


Séamus Power

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

RO 325B

Dr. Séamus Power is a trans-disciplinary scholar with expertise in social, cultural, and political psychology and is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Professor Richard Shweder. 


Avery Smith

Part-time Lecturer

RO 331D

Dr. Avery Smith's areas of specialization are 20th Century Continental Philosophy (specifically Emmanuel Levinas and Paul Ricoeur), Phenomenology, Ethics and Metaphysics.