Field-Of-Study: Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Gary Urton

Gary Urton is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.  He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships in support of his research in the Andes over the past thirty-five years, including from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Social

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Rayna Rapp

I am writing a book tentatively entitled A Child Surrounds This Brain: How Neuroscientists, Families, and Young Adult Activists Think About Disability and Neurodiversity. The fieldwork on which the book is based grows out of my longstanding commitments as a medical anthropologist.  In my research, I explore how neuroscientific notions of the brain have come

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Kent Lightfoot

Kent G. Lightfoot is Professor of Anthropology and Class of 1960 Chair in Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  Trained in the field of North American archaeology, he specializes in the study of late pre-colonial people and their subsequent encounters with diverse European colonial regimes.  After receiving his B.A. in anthropology from Stanford

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Catherine Lutz

Catherine Lutz is an anthropologist whose research has influenced thinking about emotion and about war and militarization across many fields.  Her methods span close-grained ethnographic work, quantitative analysis, and cultural critique. Her first book (Unnatural Emotions) reshaped theoretical understandings and ethnographic methods for the study of emotions, based on fieldwork on a Micronesian atoll. Her

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Philippe Bourgois

I am writing a photo-ethnographic book tentatively titled Cornered. The goal is to understand and render more visible the rising human cost of the historically toxic landscape of U.S. inner-city hypersegregation, poverty, and public/private infrastructural abandonment.  I just completed five years of fieldwork (2007–2012) in a violently-policed neighborhood dominated by open-air narcotics supermarkets.  This ethnography

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Don Kulick

Don Kulick is Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago. His nine books and dozens of articles address a wide range of issues, including how children are socialized to acquire language, indigenous forms of Christianity, the anthropology of literacy, queer theory, language and sexuality, discourses about and practices of

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