Department Undergrad & Grad Faculty

Laura M. Ahearn

Laura headshot 400 pixels(PhD, U Michigan, 1994; Assoc Prof, SAS) Linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, language, agency, gender, practice theory, social change, marriage, kinship, love letters, development discourse, leave-taking, childbirth, research methods, grant-writing; Nepal, South Asia, Israel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (On leave 2014-2015.)

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Ulla D. Berg

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Yarimar Bonilla

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Susan M. Cachel

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Lee Cronk

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Craig S. Feibel

(PhD, U Utah, 1988; Chair, Department of Anthropology, Associate Professor Geology and Anthropology, SAS) Geological context of fossil and archaeological sites, paleoenvironments and paleoecology, microstratigraphy, geochronology; Africa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RESEARCH STATEMENT

I am indebted to long term stationary field work in diverse contexts which emphasizes dynamics of encounter, transference, and reflexivity. The ethnographic engagement includes a thorough reading of ethnographic and anthropological literature, as well as an engagement with social and cultural theory.   I have conducted ethnographic research in the United States, Gibraltar, and India.

 

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EDUCATION

1/06 Cornell University. Ph.D. 2006. Anthropology.  
12/00 Cornell University. M.A. 2000. Anthropology
7/98 Freie Universität Berlin. Magister Artium (M.A.).
5/94 Freie Universität Berlin. Zwischenprüfung (B.A.).

BOOKS

2012. Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 335 pages. ISBN 978-0-691-15177-9
2009, ed., Violence: Ethnographic Encounters. NYC: Berg Press. 164 pages. ISBN 978-1-84788-417-6.
2008. Muslimische Heilige in Gujarat: Sufismus, Synkretismus und Praxis im westlichen Indien. (in German). Berlin: ECA, 141 pages. ISBN 978-3-940842-61-9. 

 

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ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

2012. “The city threshold: Mushroom temples and magic remains in Ahmedabad,” In: Ethnography Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 12-27. Sage Publications. ISSN 1466-1381.
2011. “Religious Synthesis in India: Delegation and Exchange at a Muslim Shrine.” In A Companion to the Anthropology of India. Edited by Isabelle Clark-Decès Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, pp. 260-276. ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-9892-9.
2010. “On the Political Uses of Disgust in Gujarat.” In: South Asian History and Culture, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 557-576. ISSN 1947-2498. Reprinted also in Politics, Conflict and Society in Gujarat: Fifty Years of a Modern Indian State (1960-2010), edited by Nalin Mehta and Mona G. Mehta. ISBN-10: 0415556120.
2010. “Ahimsa, Identification and Sacrifice in the Gujarat Pogrom.” In: Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale (EASA, European Association of Social Anthropologists), 18:155-175.
2009. “The Hyperbolic Vegetarian: Notes on a Fragile Subject in Gujarat.” In Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth. Borneman and Hammoudi (eds.). California University Press, pp. 77-112. ISBN 978-0-520-25776-4
2008. “Bridge over the Sabarmati: An Urban Journey into Violence and Back.” In: Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 68-94, New York: Berghahn Press. ISSN 1465-2609.
2007. “About Prayer: Abjection and Repetition in an American Holiness Church,” Ethnography, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 235-265. SAGE Publications. ISSN 1466-1381

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

2012-2014 Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council, New Directions in the Study of Prayer (NDSP)

2012-2013 Fellow at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Nantes (EURIAS: European Institute for Advanced Studies), France

2011 Rutgers University Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Rutgers University
2008 Global Opportunity Award for International Research Projects (GOA), Rutgers University
2006 Postdoc at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University (NYU)
2006 Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies (PIIRS), Princeton University, declined
2005-6 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
2003 Cornell Sage Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Cornell University
2001-2002 SSRC International Pre-dissertation Fellowship (IPDF)
2000 Graduate School Grant, Cornell University
1999 Department of Anthropology Endowment Fund Grant, Cornell University
1999 South Asia Program Travel Grant, Cornell University
1999 Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Travel Grant, Cornell University
1998-1999 Cornell University Sage Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Cornell University
1996 Grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Research assistant to Dr. Dieter Haller, supervised by Professor Werner Schiffauer, Viadrina Universität in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
1995 Grant from the Freie Universität, research in Gujarat (India), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
1994 Erasmus stipend, Université St. Denis (Paris VIII.), declined

 

COURSES OFFERED

ANTHRO 603 Dream, Recall, Disavowal

ANTHRO 522 Sacrifice, Violence, Immortality
ANTHRO 505 History of Anthropological Theory

ANTHRO 380 Culture, Memory, History

ANTHRO 308 Magic, Witchcraft, and Instrumental Reason

ANTHRO 244 South Asian Ethnography

ANTHRO 220 The Politics of Food and Sex in South Asia

ANTHRO 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Daniel Goldstein

ON LEAVE 2014-2015

(PhD, U Arizona, 1997; Professor, SAS) Political and legal anthropology, urban anthropology, critical anthropology of security, immigration, democracy, violence and crime, human rights, globalization, cultural performance, indigenous peoples and the state; Latin America, the Andes and United States This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Angelique Haugerud

Angelique Haugerud(PhD, Northwestern U, 1984; Associate Professor, SAS) Globalization, cultural politics, economic neoliberalism, satirical political activism, political and economic anthropology, democracy, social movements, politics of development, land tenure, political ecology, research methods; Africa, US This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dorothy L. Hodgson

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(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
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David M. Hughes

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Rocío Magaña

(PhD, University of Chicago, 2008; Assistant Professor, SAS) Political anthropology, sociopolitical landscapes, borders, migration, the politics of security and rescue, humanitarianism, the body; North America, United States-Mexico Border, Arizona, the Sonoran Desert  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fran Mascia-Lees

(PhD, SUNY-Albany, 1983; Professor, SAS)
Body/embodiment, politics and aesthetics, phenomenologies of capitalism, consumer culture, cultural politics, critical ethnography and ethnographic writing, cultural representation, gender/race/difference and global inequalities; culture and desire; history and theory of anthropology; US
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Ryne A. Palombit

(PhD, U California-Davis, 1992; Associate Professor, SAS) Evolution and ecology of primate social behavior, male-female relationships, monogamy, infanticide, gibbons, baboons; Africa  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Louisa Schein

(PhD, U California-Berkeley, 1993; Associate Professor; Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies, SAS) Cultural politics, ethnicity, critical race studies, nationalism and transnationalism, diaspora, sexuality and gender, masculinity and violence, representation, media studies and activism, documentary production, postcoloniality, postsocialism; China, US, Asian Americans, Southeast Asia, Hmong; China, Asian American, US  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Carmel Schrire

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Becky L. Schulthies

schulthies photoheadshot(Ph.D. University of Arizona 2009; Assistant Professor, SAS) Linguistic and cultural anthropology, anthropology of media reception, media and language ideologies, pluralingualism, language and identity processes, education and literacy, cottage media production, nationalism and transnationalism, urban and online Islam, Morocco, Lebanon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert S. Scott

Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 2004; Associate Professor, SAS), hominin evolution, paleocology, dental microwear, dietary reconstruction, Eurasian hominids: Turkey, Hungary, and China
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Nina Siulc

siulcphoto1hdshotscale(PhD, NYU, 2009; Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, SAS) migration, globalization, Latin America and Caribbean, urban United States, political and legal anthropology, public policy, violence and crime, punitive cultures (prisons, policing, punishment), youth and child socialization, citizenship, cultural practice, cultural performance, ethnographic film  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Robert L. Trivers

(PhD, Harvard U, 1965; Distinguished Professor, SAS) Social evolution, evolutionary genetics of selfish elements, the study of symmetry in human beings, especially Jamaican; Jamaica This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Erin R. Vogel

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(PhD, Stony Brook University, 2004; Assistant Professor SAS and CHES)Primate feeding ecology, functional morphology, digestive efficiency, protein balance, and energetics, the evolution of cooperation and coalition formation; Costa Rica, Central America; Central Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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