About John P. Ziker

Dr. John Ziker is a Professor with the Department of Anthropology. Since 1992 Dr. Ziker has conducted field research in Siberia, mainly on the topics of indigenous land tenure and economy. Other on-going research initiatives examine food-sharing networks and demographics in that region. In addition to extensive research activities, Dr. Ziker has published in a variety of journals including the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, Anthropology News, and Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Most recently, Dr. Ziker served as the Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at the University of Calgary.


Present Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boise State University


Research Interests

Environmental Anthropology, Human Behavioral Ecology, Kinship and Social Organization, Medical Anthropology, Circumpolar Peoples, and Russia/Former Soviet Union/Siberia

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - Boise State University Foundation Scholar Research/Creative Activity Award Finalist
  • 2006-2009 National Science Foundation, Continuing Grant: Home, Hearth, and Household in the Siberian and Northern Canada
  • 2009-2010 Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at the University of Calgary
  • 2016 Foundation Scholar Award - Research and Creative Activity, Boise State University Founation


  • Medical Anthropology
  • Sex and Gender: An Ethnological Approach
  • Synchronic Methods in Anthropology

Contact Information

E-mail: jziker@boisestate.edu

Articles (17)

Books (2)

Conference Presentations (6)