Welcome to the Anthropology Department

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.  ns619@anthropology.rutgers.edu

Nina Siulc (pronounced "Schultz")
Fall 2012 office hours:
Wednesday 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ruth Adams Building 108D
Tuesday by appointment, Lucy Stone (office TBD)

 Joint Appointment with Rutgers NB Criminal Justice, click here for link


American Anthropological Association. Sections: Political and Legal Anthropology, Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology, Society for Visual Anthropology. Interest Groups: Childhood and Migration, Committee on Refugees and Immigrants

Latin American Studies Association

Law and Society Association. Critical Research Networks: Citizenship and Immigration

Society for Applied Anthropology


Ph.D, Socio-Cultural Anthropology (2009), New York University

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Culture and Media (2005), New York University

M.A., Socio-Cultural Anthropology (2001), New York University

B.A., Cultural Anthropology and Latin American and Iberian Studies (1997), Bard College


Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Rutgers-New Brunswick (2012 - present)

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies. University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2007 - 2012)


Fall 2012 (in Criminal Justice): Transnational Crime and Global Trafficking
Description: This upper-level seminar draws on materials from a variety of disciplines to explore the illicit movement of people and goods across national borders. Readings cover topics such as: (1) definitions of crime and illegality at the level of various international and national laws and to individual people around the world, (2) activities associated with global illicit flows and efforts at regulating these activities, (3) transnational efforts to combat human trafficking, (4) the production and circulation of counterfeit goods, (5) drugs and the U.S. role in enforcing global drug-related activities, (6) environmental crimes, and (7) money laundering.

Spring 2013 (in Anthropology): Law, Justice, Rights

Spring 2013 (in Criminal Justice): Prisons and Prisoners

Courses taught in other universities include:

Law, Crime, and Society
Evidence, Witnessing, Testifying, and Reporting
Immigration Debates and Public Policy (as both graduate and undergraduate courses)
Special Seminar: Freedom
Special Seminar: Human Trafficking
Latino Immigrants in New York City
Honors Seminar on Research Methods