Faculty

Professor

Anne Allison

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 230 Friedl Building, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 681-6257

Fax: (919) 681-8483

aaa@duke.edu

Anne Allison is a cultural anthropologist who researches the intersection between political economy, everyday life, and the imagination in the context of late capitalist, post-industrial Japan. Her work spans the subjects of sexuality, pornography, and maternal labor to the globalization of...

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Engseng Ho

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 205 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-4544

Fax: +1 919 681 8483

engseng.ho@duke.edu

J. Lorand Matory

Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201C Friedl Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-9923

Fax: (919) 681-8483

Office Hours: Mon., 3-5 p.m.

jm217@duke.edu

Specialties

Anthropology & History, Africa, African Diaspora, Transnationalism

Research Summary

Anthropology of religion, of ethnicity, and of education; history and theory of anthropology; African and African-inspired religions around...

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Diane Michele Nelson

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201D Friedl Building, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-2069

Fax: (919) 681-8483

Office Hours: Varies by semester, dates and times posted on door

dmnelson@duke.edu

I began fieldwork in Guatemala in 1985 exploring the impact of civil war on highland indigenous communities with a focus on the more than 100,000 people made into refugees and 200,000 people murdered in what the United Nations has called genocidal violence. Since then my research has sought to...

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William M. O'Barr

Professor with Tenure

Office: 135 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-8863

Fax: (919) 681-8483

Office Hours: By appointment only.

william.obarr@duke.edu

William M. O'Barr, Ph.D. Northwestern 1969, is currently writing books about advertising and masculinity and about the history of legal anthropology. His extensive publications focus primarily on legal anthropology and include such concerns as law and politics in rural Africa, communication in...

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Charles D. Piot

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 205 Ernestine Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

cpiot@duke.edu

Charlie Piot, Ph.D. University of Virginia 1986, Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies, does research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999), attempted to...

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Irene Silverblatt

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 500 W 111th St, Apt 2B, New York, NY 10025

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 641-0319

Fax: (919) 681-8483

irene.silverblatt@duke.edu

Irene Silverblatt researches the cultural dimensions of power. She studies how “race-thinking” and gender relations were integral to the making of the modern world as well as how historical memory has shaped feelings of national belonging and demands for universal rights. These interests are...

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Orin Starn

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 205 Friedl, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-3221

Fax: (919) 681-8483

ostarn@duke.edu

Orin Starn is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History. He has wide-ranging interests including Latin America, Native North America, social movements and indigenous politics, the history of anthropology, activist anthropology, and, more recently, sports and society. His newest book, "The...

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Charles Thompson

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: 90802

Phone: (919) 660-3657

Fax: (919) 681-7600

cdthomps@duke.edu

My research is centered on critical food studies at the nexus where food justice and immigration meet, with particular linkages to Latin America and the U.S. South.  I am a filmmaker, photographer, oral historian, and writer.   My projects (both completed and current) address such topics as...

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Associate Professor

Ralph A. Litzinger

Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 208 Friedl Building, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 681-6250

Fax: (919) 681-8483

rlitz@duke.edu

I received my doctorate in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle. My early research focused on the culture and politics of the ethnic borders in China. I have published on Marxist nationality theory in China, on ethnic and indigenous revitalization in the...

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Anne-Maria B. Makhulu

Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 205 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 668-5251

Fax: (919) 681-8483

Office Hours: Fall 2016 Office Hours: Monday 3:00PM – 5:00PM or by appointmentLocation: Friedl Building (East Campus), Room 201E

amakhulu@duke.edu

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization,...

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Louise Meintjes

Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 072 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90665

Phone: (919) 660-3339

Fax: (919) 660-3301

meintjes@duke.edu

Rebecca L. Stein

Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 205

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-4663

Fax: (919) 681-8483

Office Hours: By appointment. Please contact me by email.

rlstein@duke.edu

My research studies linkages between cultural and political processes in Israel in relation to its military occupation and the history of Palestinian dispossession. I am the author of (with Adi Kuntsman) Digital Militarism: Israel's...

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Ara Wilson

Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 117 East Duke Bldg., 90760, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Tuesday 1 -2:00

ara.wilson@duke.edu

My work contributes to the feminist study of globalization and to what I call queer political economy (QPE). Through research informed by an ethnographic lens, my aim is to generate descriptions of social life within conditions shaped by transnational flows particularly of capital. I have...

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Assistant Professor

Christine Folch

Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201G Friedl Building

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-1676

Fax: 919-681-8483

Office Hours: Office hours are open to all students, not just those in my classes. Sign up here: http://christinefolch.com/office-hours/

christine.folch@duke.edu

I work on water and energy politics amidst the constraints of the Anthropocene. 

My larger research agenda is on environmental ethics and how groups conceptualize and politicize their relationships to nature. As a cultural anthropologist, I am particularly interested in how energy and...

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Laurie N McIntosh

Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Phone: (919) 684-5012

laurie.mcintosh@duke.edu

Laurie McIntosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University. Professor McIntosh specializes in the anthropology of Europe, migration, critical race and gender studies, and film and visual...

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Harris Scott Solomon

Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201H Friedl Building

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 613-4452

Fax: 919-681-8483

harris.solomon@duke.edu

I am interested in connections between the body and its environments in urban India.  

My first book is entitled Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India...

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Lecturer

Ingrid Byerly

Lecturing Fellow, Senior in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: Dept of Cultural Anthropology, Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-5012

Fax: (919) 681-8483

ingrid@duke.edu

Robin Kirk

Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse B183, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90403

Phone: (919) 641-0635

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4 pm or by appointment

rights@duke.edu

Kirk is the author of numerous books, including The Tiger King (fiction), ...

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Associated Faculty

Edna Andrews

Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 321B Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90259

Phone: (919) 660-3142

Fax: (919) 660-3141

eda@duke.edu

Walter Mignolo

Professor

Office: 125B Friedl Building, Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 668-2151, (919) 668-1949

Fax: (919) 684-3598

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment (between 1pm and 3 pm)

walter1654@gmail.com

Mignolo’s research and teaching have been devoted, in the past 30 years, to understanding and unraveling the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary since 1500. In his research, modern/colonial world system and imaginary is tantamount with the historical...

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William M. Reddy

Professor

Office: 314

Campus Box: 90719

Phone: (919) 684-2497

Fax: (919) 681-7670

wmr@duke.edu

New book-- The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012). Awarded the Pinkney Prize for best book in French History, 2012, by the Society...

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Julie A. Tetel

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 307A Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 681-7610

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: TUES/THURS 3:45 - 5:00

jtetel@duke.edu

Julie Tetel (Andresen) writes in the field of linguistic historiography, focusing on French, German, and American theories of language from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. She is the author of Linguistics in America 1769-1924: A Critical History (Routledge, 1990, paperback...

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Visiting Faculty

Heather Settle

Visiting Instructor in Cultural Anthropology

Office: 108

Campus Box: 90697

Phone: (919) 684-6217, (919) 613-6689

heather.settle@duke.edu

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Katya Wesolowski

Visiting Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 100 Artbuilding, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90025

Phone: (919) 660-7087

Fax: (919) 681-0637

katya.wesolowski@duke.edu

As an anthropologist and dancer, my teaching and research interests center on Brazil, Latin America and the Africa Diaspora. My work focuses on expressive culture and globalization; bodies and embodiment; the intersections of dance and sport; race, gender and social inequalities; violence and...

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Professor Emeriti

Katherine P. Ewing

Professor Emerita

Office: Friedl Building 212, Cultual Anthropology Dept, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-5170

katherine.ewing@duke.edu

In my new book Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin (Stanford 2008) I demonstrate that in the wake of western moral outrage at the oppression of Muslim women, the Muslim man has become the target of harsh stereotypes that go unrecognized by many who consider themselves sympathetic to...

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Naomi Quinn

Professor Emeritus of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201 a Science Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90091

Phone: (919) 684-2810

Fax: (919) 681-8483

naomi.quinn@duke.edu

Naomi Quinn received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1971. Her research has pursued the reconstruction, from reasoning, metaphor, narrative, and other features of their discourse on it, of Americans’ cultural understandings of marriage. Recent research pursues the effects of early...

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