Andrew Bauer is an anthropological archaeologist whose research and teaching interests broadly focus on the archaeology of human-environment relations, including the socio-politics of land use and both symbolic and material aspects of producing spaces, places, and landscapes. Andrew's primary research is based in South India, where he co-directs fieldwork investigating the relationships between landscape history, cultural practices, and institutionalized forms of social inequalities and difference during the region’s Neolithic, Iron Age, Early Historic, and Medieval periods. As an extension of his archaeological work he is also interested in the intersections of landscape histories and modern framings of nature that relate to conservation politics and climate change.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Anthropology

2020-21 Courses

Stanford Advisees

  • Alyssa Loyless
  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Ben Baker, Nicholas Bartos, Kimberley Connor, Grace Erny, Nataya Friedan, Amanda Gaggioli, Yahui He, Justine Issavi, Camilla Mazzucato, Hannah Moots, Alana Springer, David Stentiford, Weronika Tomczyk
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Eduard Fanthome, Utsavi Singh
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Eduard Fanthome, Shobhna Iyer, Haoran Shi