Blg 70 Rm #211
Northern Arizona University
I am a sociocultural
whose research and teaching
include race, language policy, linguistic heritage, health promotion, neoliberalism, and semiotics of emotion. What drew me to anthropology and sustains my interest in the field is its
approach to inequality: as a practice,
as a process, and a condition that, at times,
we may help to alleviate. The need for such expertise seems particularly pressing as new forms of racial, ethnic,
and class inequalities emerge from
the processes of globalization and
My interest in race and ethnogenesis dates back to my research with
the Roma in Poland. My
research in Barbados and the
West Indies focuses on
the intersections of language relations with political economic
changes, nation-building, heritage, and the shifting fault-lines of social
My recent collaborative project with Dr.
Jim Wilce (NAU) addresses new technologies of the self and
their resulting transformations of human experience and subjectivity in the
context of school violence prevention programs and of New Age emotion healing
in Sedona, Arizona.
My courses offer survey,
area, and topical
perspectives in cultural
I have taught anthropology of Europe, of the Caribbean, and
of the United States.
My courses include introduction to cultural and linguistic anthropology; anthropology of gender and emotion;
fashion and consumption; religion, myth, and
ritual; verbal arts; language, colonialism, and nationalism;
ethnography of communication, and anthropological theory.