Faculty

Professor

Anne Allison

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

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

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 681-6257

anne.allison@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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-4544

engseng.ho@duke.edu

J. Lorand Matory

Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201C Friedl Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-9923

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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-2069

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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-8863

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: Box 90091, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 681-3264

charles.piot@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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 641-0319

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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-3221

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: Box 90802, Durham, NC 27708-0802

Phone: (919) 660-3657

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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 681-6250

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...

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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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 668-5251

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 Music

Office: 072 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3339

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 Friedl Building, 1316 Campus Drive Duke Box 900, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-4663

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 Women's Studies

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

Phone: (919) 684-9179

Office Hours: By appointment.

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

Campus Box: 201 G Friedl Building, Campus Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708

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

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

Campus Box: 90091, Durham, NC 27708

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: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-5012

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, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 641-0635

rights@duke.edu

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

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Associated Faculty

Edna Andrews

Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Office: 321B Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259

Phone: (919) 660-3142

eda@duke.edu

Walter Mignolo

William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

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

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0413

Phone: (919) 668-1949

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

William T. Laprade Professor of History, in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 314 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 684-2497

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: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 681-7610

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

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Erin D Parish

Visiting Instructor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 212A Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 681-8178

erin.parish@duke.edu

Heather Settle

Program Dir, Academic Engagement, A&S

Office: 108 Academic Advising Center, Box 90697, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90697, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-6689

heather.settle@duke.edu

Katya Wesolowski

Visiting Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 100 Artbuilding, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025

Phone: (919) 660-7087

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: Columbia University, Departmen, 80 Claremont Ave., Room 103 Mc, New York, NY 10027

Campus Box: Friedl Building 212, Cultual Anthropology Dept, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (212) 851-9280

katherine.ewing@duke.edu

Katherine Pratt Ewing, Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University.
212-851-9280
ke2131@columbia.edu
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Naomi Quinn

Professor Emeritus of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 201 a Science Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-2810

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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