Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Susan R Trencher

Susan R Trencher

Susan R Trencher

Associate Professor

Anthropology: American culture, the anthropology of anthropology, sociology of knowledge, anthropological theory and practice, and the history of anthropology

Susan Trencher is an Associate Professor of anthropology. Her primary research interests are American culture, the anthropology of anthropology, sociology of knowledge, anthropological theory and practice, and the history of anthropology. Publications include "Righteous Anthropology" (Social Dynamics 1998); Mirrored Images: American Anthropology and American Culture, 1960-1980 (Bergin and Garvey 2000); "Literary Representations of Anthropology" (Anthropological Theory 2002) and "The Values of Science" (American Anthropologist 2002).

Dr. Trencher won the George Mason University award for Teaching Excellence in 1995. Courses she teaches include: Introduction to Anthropology; Cultures in Comparative Perspective; Contemporary Controversies in Anthropology; and Anthropological Linguistics.

BA. 1969, M.A. 1972, The George Washington University; PhD 1993, The Catholic University of America.