Dorothy L. Hodgson
(PhD, U Michigan, 1995; Professor, Graduate Program Director, SAS) Feminist anthropology, political and legal anthropology, historical anthropology, cultural politics, gender, ethnicity, colonialism, development, missionization, indigenous rights, pastoralism, transnationalism, social movements, ethics and politics of research; Africa
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Anthropology
Office: (848) 932-8757
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Dorothy L. Hodgson is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She is the President of the African Studies Association and has previously served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Director of the Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women, and President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology. As a historical anthropologist, she has worked in Tanzania, East Africa, for over thirty years on such topics as gender, ethnicity, cultural politics, colonialism, nationalism, modernity, the missionary encounter, transnational organizing, and the indigenous rights movement.
She is the author of Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World (Indiana, 2011), The Church of Women: Gendered Encounters Between Maasai and Missionaries (Indiana, 2005), andOnce Intrepid Warriors: Gender, Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development (Indiana, 2001); and editor of The Gender, Culture and Power Reader (Oxford, 2016), Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights (Pennsylvania, 2011), Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave, 2001) and Rethinking Pastoralism in Africa: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist (James Currey, 2000); and co-editor of “Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in Africa (Heinemann, 2001).
Her work has been supported by awards from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, National Endowment for the Humanities (twice), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, American Council for Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
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Former and Current Ph.D. Students Supervised