• Charles D. Piot
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Bass Fellow and Chair
    • 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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Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Irene Silverblatt
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History
    • 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 both historical and contemporary, and have taken Silverblatt to the Inca ...
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Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Patricia D Bodager
    • Department Administrator, Director of Undergraduate Studies Assistant
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Director of Graduate Studies

    • Diane M. Nelson
    • Eads Family Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department
    • 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’s senses of identity. I began working in Guatemala in ...
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Assistant to Director of Graduate Studies

    • Bernice Daye Patterson
    • DGSA-Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
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