Selected Faculty Publications

  • Amy L Best

    Research Interests: Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food

    Selected Publications

    Recent articles and book chapters:

    Spalter-Roth, Roberta, Patricia White and Amy L. Best. 2018. “Bringing Sociology into the Public Policy Process: a Relational Network Approach”  American Sociologist 49:3 (434-447).

    Best, Amy and J.L. Johnson. 2016. “Alternate Food Markets, NGOs, and Health Policy: Improving Food Access and Food Security, Trust Bonds, and Social Network Ties" World Medical and Health Policy. 8:2 (157-178).

    Best, Amy L. 2014. “Youth consumers and the fast-food market: The emotional landscape of micro-encounters, Situations as guide for action.” Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 18:2 (283-300).
    “Racing Men: Boys, Risk and the Politics of Race” 2014. reprinted in The Urban Ethnography Reader.  Eds. Mitchell Duneier and Philip Kasinitz, Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Best, Amy L. 2013. “Racing Men: Cars, Identity and Performativity” Blackwell’s A Companion to Sport. David Andrews and Ben Carrington (eds.) New York: Blackwell-Wiley.
    Johnson, J.L. and Amy Best. 2012. “Radical Normals:  The Moral Career of Straight Parents as Public Advocates for their Gay Children.” Symbolic Interaction 35:3 (321-339).
    Best, Amy L. 2011. “Youth Identity Formation: Contemporary Identity Work.” Sociology Compass 5:10 (908-922).
  • Jamie L Clark

    Research Interests: Paleolithic archaeology, modern human origins, hunter-gatherer lifeways, zooarchaeology

    Selected Publications

    Clark, Jamie L. 2019. The Still Bay and pre-Still Bay fauna from Sibudu Cave: taphonomic and taxonomic analysis of the macromammal remains from the Wadley excavations. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology. 2:26-73.

    Shimelmitz, Ron, David Friesem, Jamie L. Clark, Iris Groman-Yaroslavski, Lior Weissbrod, Naomi Porat, and Andrew W. Kandel. 2018. The Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic of Sefunim Cave, Israel. Quaternary International. 464:106-125.

    Clark, Jamie L. 2017. The Howieson’s Poort fauna from Sibudu Cave: Documenting continuity and change within Middle Stone Age Industries. Journal of Human Evolution. 107:49-70.

    Clark, Jamie L. and John D. Speth, eds. 2013. Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins: Human Hunting Behavior During the Later Pleistocene. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series. Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Elizabeth Clay

    Research Interests: Historical archaeology, Caribbean anthropology, Landscape studies, French cultural and postcolonial studies, African Diaspora archaeology, Cultural Heritage

    Selected Publications

    1. Elizabeth C. Clay and James A. Delle. “Household, Village, and Landscape: The Built Environments of Slavery in the Caribbean,” pp. 1-18. In Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of Slavery in the Caribbean, eds. James A. Delle and Elizabeth C. Clay. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.


    1. Elizabeth C. Clay. “Labor and Landscape on the Periphery: Built Environments of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century French Guiana,” pp. 166-187. In Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of Slavery in the Caribbean, eds. James A. Delle and Elizabeth C. Clay. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • John G. Dale

    Research Interests: sociology of human rights; political sociology; social movements; global and transnational sociology; science, knowledge, and technology; law and transnational conflict; critical sociology of development; community and urban sociology; comparative and historical sociology; and area specialist in Burma/Myanmar.

    Selected Publications

    Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability, (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

    Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World. 5th Edition. Co-author with Anthony M. Orum, (New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2009; Turkish translation in 2016, and Chinese Translation in 2017).

    Dale, John G. and Ashley Mehra. “How Humanitarian Blockchain Can Deliver Fair Labor to Global Supply Chains.” University of Cambridge, The Center for the Study of Global Human Movement (April 30, 2020).

    Dale, John and David Kyle. “The Risky Business of Transformation: Social Enterprise in Myanmar’s Emerging Democracy,” in Melissa Crouch, ed., The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar, (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 81-121.

    Dale, John and David Kyle. 2016. "Smart Humanitarianism: Re-imagining Human Rights in the Age of Enterprise.” Critical Sociology 42 (6): 1-15.

    Dale, John and David Kyle. 2015. “Smart Transitions? Foreign Investment, Disruptive Technology, and Democratic Reform in Myanmar.” Social Research: An International Quarterly, “Special Issue: From Burma to Myanmar: Critical Transitions” Volume 82, No. 2 (Summer): 291-326.

    Dale, John. “Transnational Conflict between Peasants and Corporations in Burma: Human Rights and Discursive Ambivalence under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act.” In Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry, eds. The Practice of Human Rights: Tracking Law between the Global and the Local, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Pp. 285-319.



  • Shannon N Davis

    Research Interests: Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

    Selected Publications

    Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein. 2020. Why Who Cleans Counts: What Housework Tells Us About American Family Life. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. 

    Davis, Shannon N. 2020. “The Work-Family Interface in a Gendered Cultural Context: Cross-national Analysis of Work Stress.”  International Journal of Cross Cultural Management 20(1).

    Greenstein, Theodore N. and Shannon N. Davis. 2019. Methods of Research on Human Development and Families. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 

    Davis, Shannon N. and Sarah E. Wagner. 2019. “Research Motivations and Undergraduate Researchers' Disciplinary Identity.” Student Learning through Mentored Scholarship.

    Morrison, Janet A, Nancy J. Berner, Jill M. Manske, Rebecca M. Jones, Shannon N. Davis, and Pamela W. Garner. 2018. “Surveying Faculty Perspectives on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: A Three-Institution Study.” SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research 2(1): 43-54. 

    Davis, Shannon N., Sarah Winslow, and David J. Maume, Editors. 2017. Gender in the Twenty-First Century:  The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    Winslow, Sarah and Shannon N. Davis. 2016. “Gender Inequality across the Academic Life Course.”  Sociology Compass 10 (5): 404-416.

    Davis, Shannon N., Shannon K. Jacobsen, and Melissa Ryan. 2015.  “Gender, Race, and Inequality in Higher Education: An Intersectional Analysis of Faculty-Student Undergraduate Research Pairs at a Diverse University.”  Race, Gender & Class 22 (3-4): 7-30.

    Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2009. “Gender Ideology: Components, Predictors, and Consequences.”  Annual Review of Sociology 35:88-105.

  • David W Haines

    Research Interests: migration, governance, kinship, information technology, East and Southeast Asia

    Selected Publications

    David Haines, Jayne Howell, and Fethi Keles, eds. Maintaining Refuge: Anthropological Reflections in Uncertain Times. American Anthropological Association, Committee on Refugees and Immigrants. 2017.

    David Haines, Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives: An Introduction to  the U.S. Experience. Rowman and Littlefield. 2017.

    David Haines, An Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology, 2nd ed. University Press of Colorado. 2017.

    David Haines, Keiko Yamanaka, and Shinji Yamashita, eds. Wind over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context. Berghahn. 2012.

    David Haines, Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America. Kumarian Press / Lynne Rienner. 2010.

    David Haines, The Limits of Kinship: South Vietnamese Households, 1954-1975. Northern Illinois University: Southeast Asia Publications. 2006.


  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Research Interests: critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts

    Selected Publications

    “Digitized Music and the Aesthetic Experience of Difference” in David Arditi and Jennifer Miller, eds., The Dialectic of Digital Culture (Lexington Books: Lanham, New York and London) 2019.

    "Critique and Possibility in Cultural Sociology" (with Sarah S. Amsler) in John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-cheng Lo, eds., Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology second edition (Routledge: New York and London) 2018.

    "Relearning Liberation: Critical Methodologies for the General Crisis" (with Sarah S. Amsler), Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, Volume 2, No 4, October, 2018.  

    "Hearing the Contradictions: Aesthetic Experience, Music and Digitization", Cultural Sociology, Volume 12, No 3, September, 2018.

    “La Découverte Musicale en Régime Numérique: Personnalisation, Popularité et Possibilité Esthétique,” In Philippe Le Guern, ed.  Ou Va La Musique? Numerimorphose et Nouvelles Experiences d’Ecoute. (Presses des Mines: Paris) 2016.

    Big Data, Little Music”, Public Seminar, March, 24, 2014.

    “’If the People Like it, it Must be Good’: Criticism, Democracy and the Culture of Consensus” Cultural Sociology, Volume 7 No 1, March 2013.

    Music, or the Triumph of Technics?”  January 19, 2012.


  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Research Interests: Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

    Selected Publications

    Religious Apps for Smartphones and Tablets: Reconstructing Authority, Community, and the Nature of Religion, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 12:1-14, 2016. Co-authored with Jesse Roof, Emily Harvey, Elyse Bailey, and Hannah Embler.

    Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices. New York:Routledge, 2013.

    "A Place to Belong: Colonial Pasts, Modern Discourses, and Contraceptive Practices in Morocco." In Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium, edited by Sherine Hafez and Susan Slyomovics, 239-257. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

    Responsible Mothers, Anxious Women: Contraception, Modernization, and Neoliberalism in Morocco. Arab Studies Journal 21(2013): 97-121, 2013. Responsible Mothers, Anxious Women

    Stress, Survival, and Success in Academia 2.0: Lessons from Working Inside and Outside of the Academy. Practicing Anthropology 35(2013): 40-43. Co-authored with Sheena Nahm. Stress, Survival, and Success in Academia 2.0

    Technologies in the Patient Centered Medical Home: Examining the Model from an Enterprise Perspective. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health 17(2011): 1-6. Co-authored with CAPT R. Marshall, E. Murphy, and SK Mun.
    Technologies in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Mark D Jacobs

    Research Interests: Sociology of culture, social theory, social control and juvenile justice, public scandal

    Selected Publications

    “Financial Crises as Symbols and Rituals,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance, eds. Karin Knorr and Alex Preda. Oxford University Press, 2012.

    “The Cultural Sociology of Human Rights.” Mark D. Jacobs and Lester R. Kurtz, in The Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, eds. David Brunsma, Keri Iyall Smith, and Brian Gran. Paradigm Publishers, 2012.

    Front Page Economics.  Gerald D. Suttles, with Mark D. Jacobs.  University of Chicago Press,  2010. 

    The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture.  Co-editor with Nancy Weiss Hanrahan. Malden, MA. and Oxford:  Blackwell, 2005. (Translated into Chinese and Greek.)

    Screwing the System and Making It Work:  Juvenile Justice in the No-Fault Society.  Univ. of Chicago Press, 1990.  (Paperback, 1993;  excerpted in Ralph A. Weisheit and R. Culbertson, eds., Juvenile Delinquency:  A Justice Perspective, 3rd ed., 4th ed.,  Prospect Heights, IL:  Waveland Press.)             

    Culture, Media, and Public Discourse. ed. Mark D. Jacobs and Anna Lisa Tota. Numero monografico, Cultura e Comunicazione - Culture and Communication, Sezione Processi E Istituzioni Culturali Dell'associazione Italiana Di Sociologia (Section on Culture and Communication of the Italian Sociological Association)(n. 3, 2009).

    Debats et Controverses:  “Art from Start to Finish.”  Sociologie de l’art, Nos. 11-12, 2008

    Cultural Sociology and Sociological Publics.  Special Issue of Poetics, vol. 33, no. 1 (2005).  Co-edited with Lynette P. Spillman.

    “Not on a Friday or Saturday Night:  Performance Anxieties of a College Arts Audience”  Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 29:4 (Summer 2000).

  • Dae Young Kim

    Research Interests: Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization

    Selected Publications


    Kim, Dae Young.  2018.  Transnational Communities in the Smartphone Age: The Korean Community in the Nation’s Capital.  Lexington Books.

    Kim, Dae Young.  2014.  “Coping with Racialization: Second-Generation Korean-American Responses to Racial Othering,” in Pyong Gap Min (Ed), Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the U.S. and Canada.  Lexington Books.

    LFB book coverKim, Dae Young.  2013.  Second-Generation Korean Americans: Their Struggle for Full Inclusion.  LFB Scholarly Publishing.

    Kim, Dae Young.  2011.  “The Pursuit of Elite High Schools and Colleges among Second-Generation Korean Americans.”  Development and Society 40(2): 225-259.

  • Haagen Klaus

    Research Interests: --Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, dental anthropology, mortuary analysis -- Forensic anthropology and forensic taphonomy -- Prehistoric and Historic Andean South America; organization of complex societies -- Health, violence, identity, and ethnogenesis -- Theory and methods in bioarchaeology

    Selected Publications

    Klaus, Haagen D.

    2017    Paleopathological Rigor and Differential Diagnosis: Case Studies involving Observation, Description, and Diagnostic Frameworks for Scurvy in Skeletal Remains. International Journal of Paleopathology19: 96-110.


    Klaus, Haagen D., Walter Alva, Steven Bourget, and Luis Chero

    2018    Biological Distance Patterns among the Northern Moche Lords: Dental Phenetic Perspectives on Political Organization in Ancient Peru. Latin American Antiquity29: 1-22.


    Klaus, Haagen D., and Neils Lynnerup

    2019    Abnormal Bone: Considerations for Documentation, Disease Process Identification, and Differential Diagnosis. In:Ortner’s Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains, 3rd Edition, edited by Jane E. Buikstra, pp. 59-89. Elsevier, London.


    Klaus, Haagen D., and J. Marla Toyne, editors

    2016    Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: Reconstructing Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru.  Austin: University of Texas Press.


    Klaus, Haagen D., Amanda Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen, editors

    2017    Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological Case Studies of Social Organization and Skeletal Biology. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.


    Murphy, Melissa S., and Haagen D. Klaus, editors

    2017    Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

  • Lester R. Kurtz

    Research Interests: Nonviolent social movements, Gandhi, sociology of religion

    Selected Publications

    The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Lester R. Kurtz Editor-in-Chief. 3 volumes. Revised Second Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Includes an online version in Science Direct. First edition: San Diego:  Academic Press, 1999. Revised 4-volume Third Edition is in progress.

    The Warrior and the Pacifist: Competing Themes in Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, edited by Lester R. Kurtz. New York: Routledge, 2018.

    The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements, edited by Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.

    Gods in the Global Village:  The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective by Lester R. Kurtz. Fourth edition. Thousand Oaks:  Pine Forge Press/Sage. Sociology for the Next Century Series. First edition, 1995. Second edition, 2008. Chinese translation: Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2010. Third edition, 2011. Fourth edition, 2015. 

    Women, War and Violence: Typography, Resistance and Hope, edited by Mariam M. Kurtz and Lester R. Kurtz. 2 volumes. Santa Barbara: Praeger.

    Nonviolent Civil Resistance, edited by Sharon Erickson Nepstad and Lester R. Kurtz. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change Volume 34. Emerald Group Publishing. Paperback edition, 2015.

    Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Approach, edited by Stephen Zunes, Lester R. Kurtz, and Sarah Beth Asher.  Cambridge, MA:  Blackwell Publishers.

    Third World Peace Perspectives, Lester R. Kurtz and Shu-Ju Ada Cheng, Guest Editors. Peace Review:  A Transnational Quarterly 10:1 (1998)

    The Web of Violence:  From Interpersonal to Global, edited by Jennifer Turpin and Lester R. Kurtz.  Champaign-Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 1997.

    The Nuclear Cage:  A Sociology of the Arms Race by Lester R. Kurtz.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:  Prentice-Hall, 1988.

    The Politics of Heresy:  The Modernist Crisis in Roman Catholicism by Lester R. Kurtz.  Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London:   University of California Press, 1986.

    Evaluating Chicago Sociology:  A Guide to the Literature with an Annotated Bibliography, by Lester R. Kurtz.   Foreword by Morris Janowitz.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, Heritage of Sociology Series, 1984.  Paperback edition, 1986.

  • Brian Louis Levy

    Research Interests: Inequality, Poverty, Mobility; Neighborhoods; Community and Urban Sociology; Race, Class, and Gender; Education; Social Demography; Quantitative Research Methods; Causal Inference

    Selected Publications

    Levy, B. 2019. “Heterogeneous Impacts of Concentrated Poverty During Adolescence on College Outcomes.” Social Forces 98(1): 147-182.

    Levy, B., A. Owens, and R. Sampson. 2019. “The Varying Effects of Neighborhood Disadvantage on College Graduation: Moderating and Mediating Mechanisms.” Sociology of Education 92(3): 269-292.

    Phillips, N., B. Levy, R. Sampson, M.L. Small, and R. Wang. 2019. “The Social Integration of American Cities: Network Measures of Connectedness Based on Everyday Mobility Across Neighborhoods.” Sociological Methods and Research. doi: 10.1177/0049124119852386.

    Levy, B., T. Mouw, and A.D. Perez. 2017. “Why Did People Move During the Great Recession?: The Role of Economics in Migration Decisions.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 3(3): 100-125.

    Levy, B. and D. Levy. 2017. “When Love Meets Hate: The Relationship between State Policies on Gay and Lesbian Rights and Hate Crime Incidence.” Social Science Research 61(1): 142-159.


  • Huwymin Lucia Liu

    Research Interests: Cultural Anthropology; Political Anthropology; Politics, Economy and Religion; Socialism and Change; Subjectivity and Governance; Civil Society; Life and Death Studies; Ritual Studies; Culture and Emotion; Gender and Masculinity; China and Taiwan

    Selected Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    [forthcoming] "The Civil Governance of Death: The Making of Chinese Political Subjects at the End of Life," in Journal of Asian Studies

    2020. “Ritual and Pluralism: Religious Variations on Socialist Death Rituals in Urban China,” in Critique of Anthropology

    2019. “Market Economy Lives, Socialist Death: Contemporary Commemorations in Urban China,” in Modern China

    2010 “Substance, Masculinity, and Class: Betel Nut Consumption and Embarrassing Modernity in Taiwan,” in Charismatic Modernity: Popular Culture in Taiwan, Marc L. Moskowitz, ed. Pp.131-148. London and New York: Routledge.

    2009 Co-authored (with Joseph Bosco and Matthew West). “Underground Lotteries in China: The Occult Economy and Capitalist Culture,” in Research in Economic Anthropology:Economic Develop, Integration, and Morality in Asia and Americas, Vol. 29, Donald C. Wood, ed. Pp.31-62. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

    Book Reviews and Translations

    2014  Chinese Translator of “Chinese Religious Philanthropy and the Limitation of Social Capital,” written by Robert Weller, in Anthropology of Religion, Beijing, China.       

    2010  Co-author (with Charles Lindholm). Book Review of Crying Shame: Metaculture, Modernity and the Exaggerated Death of Lament(James Wilce). Ethos Journal. Vol. 38, Issue 3.

  • Patricia Anne Masters

    Research Interests: Gender, social psychology, community, children and youth, family. and qualitative research methods

    Selected Publications

    The Philadelphia Mummers: Building Community Through Play, Temple University Press, 2007 

  • Christopher Morris

    Research Interests: Health and the environment, pharmaceutical politics, extractive economies, environmental governance, indigeneity, ethnicity, colonial and postcolonial histories, im/material properties, southern Africa

  • Amaka Okechukwu

    Research Interests: Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Black Politics, Ethnography, Oral History

    Selected Publications


    Okechukwu, Amaka (2019). To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions (Columbia University Press)

    • Author Meets Critic, Association of Black Sociologists (2019)
    • Author Meets Critic, Eastern Sociological Society (2020)


    Forthcoming Okechukwu, Amaka. “Confronting Scale: A Strategy of Solidarity in Urban Social Movements, New York City and Beyond” City & Community

    Forthcoming Okechukwu, Amaka “Rethinking Diversity Frameworks in Higher Education” Contemporary Sociology (Book Review)

    Okechukwu, Amaka (2014). “Shadows of Solidarity: Identity, Intersectionality, and Frame Resonance” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, 37:153-180

    Okechukwu, Amaka (2014). “The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s” Issues in Race and Society. 2:1 1. (104-107) (Book Review)

    Okechukwu, Amaka “Urban Social Hauntings: Disappearing Gravestone Murals in Gentrifying Brooklyn” (under review at Public Culture)

    Okechukwu, Amaka “The Colorblind Ballot: Why Anti-Affirmative Action Ballot Campaigns Succeeded (and Failed)” (under review at Ethnic and Racial Studies)

    Okechukwu, Amaka “SOS: Black Citizen Patrols as Collective Intervention in the Urban Landscape” (in preparation for International Journal of Urban and Regional Research)


  • Karen E Rosenblum

    Research Interests: Global and American social problems from an economic perspective; comparative stigma

    Selected Publications

    Co-author/editor, The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 7th edition (2015)


  • Rashmi Sadana

    Research Interests: Urban space and design, social mobility and infrastructure, language politics and ideologies, cultural identity formation, ethnography and literature, postcolonial theory, globalization, India

    Selected Publications


    English Heart, Hindi Heartland: The Political Life of Literature in India. Berkeley:University of California Press, 2012. Available open access as a downloadable PDF.

    The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture, co-edited with Vasudha Dalmia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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    "Regarding Others: Metro Crowds, Metro Publics, Metro Mobs." In Crowds: Ethnographic Encounters, edited by Megan Steffen, pp. 91-103. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

    “‘We are visioning it’: Aspirational Planning and the Material Landscapes of Delhi’s Metro.” City & Society. Vol. 30, No. 2: pp. 186-209, (2018).

    “At the ‘Love Commandos’: Narratives of Mobility Among Intercaste Couples in a Delhi Safe House.” Anthropology and Humanism. Vol. 43, Iss. 1: pp. 39-57, (2018).

    "Reading Delhi, Writing Delhi: An Ethnography of Literature," Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities: Methods, Reflections, and Approaches to the Global South, edited by Shalini Puri and Debra A. Castillo, pp. 151-163. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

    "Sanskritization," The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism, edited by John Stone, et al. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.

    "Found in Translation: Self, Caste, and Other in Three Modern Texts," A History of the Indian Novel in English, edited by Ulka Anjaria, pp. 147-161. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

    "The City as Literary Field," Public Books, October 2012.

    "The Metro and the Street," Seminar, Issue 636, August 2012: pp. 16-21.

    Four-part series on the Delhi Metro, The Wall Street Journal, India Real Time. May 30-June 2, 2012. 

    Managing Hindi: How we live multilingually and what this says about our language and literature,” The Caravan: a Journal of Politics and Culture. Vol. 4, Issue 4: 62-71. April 2012.

    On the Delhi Metro: An Ethnographic View,” Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLV, No.46, November 13-19, 2010: 77-83.

    Two Tales of a City: The Place of English and the Limits of Postcolonial Critique.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009: 1-15.

    A Suitable Text for a Vegetarian Audience: Questions of Authenticity and the Politics of Translation,” Public Culture: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Transnational Cultural Studies. Vol. 19, No. 2, 2007: 307-328. *Reprinted in Modern Indian Culture and Society, Vol. 4, (ed.) Knut Jacobsen. London: Routledge, 2009.

  • Ingrid Sandole-Staroste

    Selected Publications


    A Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, coedited with Dennis Sandole, Sean Byrne, and Jessica Senehi. London and New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) (2009)

    Women in Transition: Between Socialism and Capitalism. Westport Connecticut and London: Praeger (2002).

    Conflict Management and Problem Solving: Interpersonal to International Applications, coedited with Dennis J.D. Sandole. London: Frances Pinter Publishers, and New York: New York University Press`(1987).

    Selected articles/book chapters

    “Peacebuilding in Fragile African States: The Case for Private Sector Involvement.” co-writtten with Dennis Sandole. Conflict Trends, vol. 3 (2014).

    “Revisiting the Link between Feminist and Human Needs Theories in Conflict Resolution” In Kevin Avruch and Christopher Mitchell (eds.) “Beyond Basic Needs: Linking Theory and Practice. London and New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis) (2013).

    Book Review of Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society," by Ann E. Towns. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Social Forces (12 December 2012 – online publication).

    “Gender Mainstreaming”: An Essential Tool in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.” In Dennis Sandole, Sean Byrne, Jessica Senehi and Ingrid Sandole-Staroste (eds.) A Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Routledge (Taylor & Francis) (2009).

    “The Fragility of Women’s Human Rights in Tajikistan.” Journal for Central Asian Studies, Summer. (2008)


  • Linda J Seligmann

    Research Interests: informal economies and markets, agrarian issues, gender relations, quinoa, culture and food, Latin America, Andean region, Peru; transnational and transracial adoption, U.S., anthropological theory and methods

    Selected Publications


    2020  Dreams of Quinoa: Making Soup and Superfood in the Peruvian Andean Highlands.  Forthcoming.

    2018  The Andean World (co-edited with Kathleen Fine-Dare). London: Routledge.

    2015  La vida en las calles: Cultura, poder, y economía entre las mujeres de los mercados del Cuzco. Lima: IEP.  [transl. of Peruvian Street Lives]

    2013  Broken Links, Enduring Ties:American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation. Stanford:Stanford University Press.

    2004  Peruvian Street Lives:Culture, Power, and Economy among Market Women of Cuzco. Urbana:University of Illinois Press, ("Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium" series). Cited as an Anthony Leeds Honor Book.

    2001 Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares (edited volume). Stanford:Stanford University Press.

    1995 Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes, 1969-1991. Stanford: Stanford University Press.


    2019   “Innovations in Ethnographic Methods.” (with Brian P. Estes).  American Behavioral Scientist, pp. 1-22. (in press).

    2014 “Between Story-Telling and Critical Analysis: Going Native and Crossing Borders.” Anthropology and Humanism 39(1):10-17.

    2013 “Occupying the Center:  Handicraft Vendors, Cultural Vitality, Commodification, and Tourism in Cusco, Peru.” (with Daniel Guevara). Built Environment Special Issue, “Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy.” 39(2): 203-23.

    2009 “The Cultural and Political Economies of Adoption Practices in Andean Peru and the United States. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 14(1): 115-139.


    2014 “Markets.” Pp. 120-141.  In Blackwell Companion to Urban Anthropology, edited by Don Nonini. Oxford:Blackwell Publishing Co.

    2013 “The Politics of Urban Space among Street Vendors of Cusco, Peru.” Pp. 115-36. In Street Economies, Politics, and Urban Social Movements in the Global South.  Karen Tranberg Hansen, Walter Little, and B. Lynne Milgram, eds. Santa Fe: School of American Research.

    2012 “Traditions and Transitions:From Market Women in the Andes to Adoptive Families in the U.S.“ pp. 123-37. In The Restless Anthropologist:  New Fieldsites, New Visions.  Alma Gottlieb, Ed. Univ. of Chicago Press.

    2012 “Contested Spaces:  Street Vendors in the Andean Metropole of Cusco, Peru.” pp. 117-34. In Anthropology in the City:  Methodology and Theory. Edited by Italo Pardo and Guiliana B. Prato. Ashgate Press, Urban Anthropology Series.

    2009 “The Politics of Knowledge and Identity, and the Poetics of Political Economy: The Truth Value of Dividing Bridges.” In Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology. Kathleen Fine-Dare and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds. Pp. 34-43. University of Nebraska Press.

    2008 “Agrarian Reform and Peasant Studies:The Peruvian Case.” In A Companion to Latin American Anthropology, Deborah Poole, ed.  Pp. 325-351. Oxford:Blackwell Publishing.

  • Blake Silver

    Research Interests: Higher education; inequality and mobility; culture; race, class, and gender; parent and family involvement in education; transition to adulthood; research methods; second-generation immigrant students; educational transitions

    Selected Publications

    Silver, Blake R. 2020. “Social Class and Habitus at the End of College: Cultural Similarity and Difference among Graduating Seniors.” Sociological Focus.

    Roksa, Josipa, and Blake R. Silver. 2019. “‘Do-It-Yourself’ University: Institutional and Family Support in the Transition Out of College.” Review of Higher Education, 42(3): 1051-1071.

    Arum, Richard, Josipa Roksa, Jacqueline Cruz, and Blake R. Silver. 2018. "Student Experiences in College." In Barbara Schneider (Ed.), Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century, pp. 385-403. Springer.

    Silver, Blake R. and Josipa Roksa. 2017. "Navigating Uncertainty and Responsibility: Understanding Inequality in the Senior-Year Transition." Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 54(3), 248-260.

    Silver, Blake R. and Rick C. Jakeman. 2016. "College Students’ Willingness to Engage in Bystander Intervention at Off-Campus Parties." Journal of College Student Development, 57(4), 472-476.

    Jakeman, Rick C., Blake R. Silver, and Tracae M. McClure. 2015. "A Closer Look at Party Hosting Behaviors Within Off-Campus College Settings." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(3), 7-24.

    Silver, Blake R. and Rick C. Jakeman. 2014. "Understanding Intent to Leave the Field: A Study of Student Affairs Master’s Students’ Career Plans." Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(2), 170-182.

    Jakeman, Rick C., Blake R. Silver, and William Molasso. 2014. "Student Experiences at Off-Campus Parties: Results from a Multicampus Survey." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 58(2), 64-85.

  • Rick W. A. Smith

    Research Interests: Genomics; Epigenomics; Ancient DNA; Power and Social Inequality; Settler Colonialism; Ancient Urbanism and Imperialism; Feminist, Queer, and Indigenous Science Studies. Primary geographic foci include the American South, Texas, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.

    Selected Publications

    Smith RWA. In press. Imperial Terroir: Toward A Queer Molecular Ecology of Colonial Masculinities. Current Anthropology. [invited by Wenner-Gren]

    Salas L, Peres L, Smith RWA, Thayer ZM, Liang L. In press. Optimizing methods in epigenetics: How can we more accurately and rigorously study disparities and underrepresented populations? Epigenomics. [Invited by Epigenomics]

    Smith RWA, Springs L, Reynolds AW, Bolnick DA. In press. Making Kin in a Postgenomic World: Indigenous Belonging after the Genome. In: Daniels: In and Beyond the Law. Nathalie Kermoal and Chris Andersen, eds. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.

    Tung TA, Smith RWA, Creanza N, Monroe C, Bolnick DA, Kemp BM. 2020. Constrained Agency while Negotiating Spanish Colonialism: A Bioarchaeological, Isotopic, and Ancient DNA Study of the Vinchos Cave Mummies, Ayacucho, Peru. Bioarchaeology International.

    Smith RWA and Bolnick DA. 2019. Situating Science: Doing Biological Anthropology as a View from Somewhere. In: Vital Topics Forum – How Academic Diversity is Transforming Scientific Knowledge in Biological Anthropology. American Anthropologist 121(2):465-467.

    Smith RWA and Archer SM. 2019. Bisexual Science. In: Vital Topics Forum – How Academic Diversity is Transforming Scientific Knowledge in Biological Anthropology. American Anthropologist 121(2):491-492.

    Bolnick DA, Smith RWA, Fuentes A (eds.). 2019. Vital Topics Forum – How Academic Diversity is Transforming Scientific Knowledge in Biological Anthropology. American Anthropologist 121(2):464.

    Smith RWA. 2019. Fifty Years in the Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty: From Alcatraz Island to Elizabeth Warren (1969-2019). Anthropology News 60(2):3-5. [invited] [top 5 article of 2019]

    Smith RWA, Monroe C, Bolnick DA. 2015. Detection of Cytosine Methylation in Ancient DNA from Five Native American Populations Using Bisulfite Sequencing. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125344.

  • Christian Rafael Suero

    Research Interests: Sociology of education, well-being, labor, race, and class.

    Selected Publications

    Smith, Pocratsky, Kiss, and Suero. 2018. "Programming Content: Industry, Feminism, and Netflix's Serialized Exposition of Jessica Jones". Netflix at the Nexus. (Editing

  • Daniel H Temple

    Research Interests: Bioarchaeology, developmental stress, life history, evolutionary morphology, skeletal and dental biology, evolutionary theory, mortuary practices, hunter-gatherers

    Selected Publications

    Daniel H. Temple (2019) Bioarchaeological evidence for adaptive plasticity and constraint: Exploring life history trade-offs in the human past. Evolutionary Anthropology 28: 34-46.

    Daniel H. Temple, Christopher Stojanowski (2018) Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Resilience: A Bioarchaeological Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 404 pp.

    Daniel H. Temple (2018) Exploring linear enamel hypoplasia as an embodied product of childhood stress among Late/Final Jomon period foragers. In: Agarwal SC, Beuchesne PD, editors. Children and Childhood in the Past. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. p 239-261.

    Daniel H. Temple (2016) Chronology and periodicity of linear enamel hypoplasia mmong Late/Final Jomon period foragers: Evidence from incremental microstructures of enamel. Quaternary International 405: 3-10 (Invited Contribution).

    Daniel H. Temple (2014) Plasticity and constraint in response to early-life stressors among Late/Final Jomon period foragers from Japan: evidence for life history trade-offs from incremental microstructures of enamel. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155: 537-545

    Daniel H. Temple, Alan H. Goodman (2014) Bioarcheology Has a “Health” Problem: Conceptualizing Stress and Health in Bioarcheological Research. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155: 186-191.