Dorothy L. Hodgson
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School - New Brunswick
Anthro Office: (848) 932-8757; GS Office: (848) 932-7275
Anthro Fax: (732) 932-1564; GS Fax: (732) 932-7407
Dorothy L. Hodgson is Professor of Anthropology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School - New Brunswick at Rutgers University. She is the President of the African Studies Association and has previously served as Chair and Graduate Director 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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