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    • Anne Allison
    • Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology; Professor of Women's Studies
    • 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 Japanese youth products and the precarity of irregular workers. ...
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    • Louise Meintjes
    • Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Music
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    • Diane Nelson
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Women's Studies
    • My work is concerned with subjectivity and power and draws on close to 25 years of work in Guatemala (over seven years in country). Specifically, I try to understand how complex social formations like nationalism, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality intersect with violence and the state to produce people‚Äôs senses of identity. I began working in Guatemala in ...
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    • William O'Barr
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology, English and Sociology
    • 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 trial courtrooms in America, and access to justice. His ...
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    • Charles Piot
    • Professor
    • I do research on contemporary culture and politics, as well as on histories of slavery and colonialism, in francophone West Africa. My first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999) attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the modern and the global. My recent book, Nostalgia for the Future: West Africa ...
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    • Orin Starn
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History
    • 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 Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and ...
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