Maryann R. Cairns

Assistant Professor

Anthropology

Contact

Office: Heroy Hall 402
Phone: 214-768-2927
Email: mcairns[@]smu.edu
Professional website: https://blog.smu.edu/cairnslab/

Educational Background

Ph.D. 2014 University of South Florida

About

Research Interests

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental Health
  • Water, Sanitation, and Wastewater Treatment
  • Infrastructure Studies
  • Political Ecology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Research (Biology, Engineering)
  • Human-centered Design
  • Human Rights
  • Mixed Methods
  • Citizen Science and Open Source Data Collection
  • Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Eastern Europe
  • United States
 

Courses Taught

ANTH 2301 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3319 - Human Ecology
ANTH 3345 - Introduction to Ethnographic Methods
ANTH 4348 - Toxic Topics: Anthropology, Environment, and Health
ANTH 4350 - Special Topics in Anthropology: Build It, Hack It, Fix It
ANTH 4350 - Special Topics in Anthropology: Toxic Topics
ANTH 6332 - Special Problems in Anthropology: Toxic Topics
ANTH 6332 - Special Problems in Anthropology: Build It, Hack It, Fix It
ANTH 6348 - Toxic Topics: Anthropology, Environment, and Health
ANTH 7333 - Advanced Research Methods