Interests and Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Symbolic Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Ritual, Social Organization, Post-Colonialism, Southeast Asia, Circumpolar North, Natural Resource Management, Southeast Asia (Indonesia), Circumpolar North, East Africa.
Areas: Southeast Asia (Indonesia), Circumpolar North, East Africa.
Office: Dean Hall 345
- 2002 Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- 1995-1996 Falcon Program in Indonesia, Cornell University, New York
- 1990 B.A., with Honors & Summa Cum Laude, Anthropology and Foreign Languages, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska
Teaching and Research Appointments
- Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University, Sept. 2007-present.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University, Sept. 2002-2007.
- Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Southeast Asian Fellowship Program, Jan. 2003-Sept. 2003.
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY at Alfred, New York, +1999-2002.
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Alfred University, New York, 2000.
- Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Kalamazoo College, Michigan, 1994.
Affiliations and Appointments
- Graduate School Faculty, http://www.cwu.edu/masters/
- Program Faculty Member, Resource Management, Central Washington University, http://www.cwu.edu/resource-management
- Program Faculty Member, Film & Video Studies Program, http://www.cwu.edu/film-video
- Program Faculty Member, Women Studies Program, http://www.cwu.edu/women-gender
- Ellensburg Film Festival Board Member, http://www.ellensburgfilmfestival.com/
- Video Review Editor for General Anthropology, a publication of the American Anthropological Association. (Please contact me with your suggestions for videos that are especially effective for classroom use!)
Book Chapters/Articles/Review Essays
- 2007. w/ Kathleen Barlow. Collecting the ‘Other’: From Cultural Expressions to World-Class Art," Review Essay of New Guinea Art: Masterpieces of the Jolika Collection from Marcia and John Friede, by Philippe Peltier, Dirk Smidt, Robert Welsch; with 1,250 photographs by John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler. Museum Anthropology, September 25
- 2007. An Ancestral Keris, Balinese Kingship, and A Modern Presidency, in What's the Use of Art? Functions, Movements, and Memories of Asian "Art Objects", Mrazek, Jan and Morgan Pitelka, eds. P; 214-237. Hawaii University Press.
- 2007. Responding to Indonesian Decentralization: A Perspective from a Balinese Princedom, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 8, No. 3, Sept. Pp. 197-215.
- 2006. Ritual and World Change in a Balinese Princedom. Carolina Academic Press. Link to full details.
- 2005. Discussion of Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin: On Irrigation and The Balinese State. Current Anthropology, vol. 46, Number 2.
- 2002. Ambiguous Bleeding: Purity and Sacrifice in Bali. Ethnology special issue on Blood Mysteries: Beyond Menstruation as “Pollution,” vol. XLI, No. 4.
- 2007. The Fourth Circle: A Political Ecology of Sumatra’s Rainforest Frontier. John F. McCarthy. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006. 353 pp. American Anthropologist, June.
- 2006. Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film. By E.D. Lewis, Ed. American Anthropologist, November.
- 2004. Women in Indonesia: Gender, Equity and Development. By Kathy Robinson and Sharon Bessell, eds. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAJPA) Vol 5 No. 2.
- 2003. Paths of origin, gates of life: A study of place and precedence in Southwest Timor. By Andrew McWilliam. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2002. Asian Studies Review 27, No. 3.
- Review of Custodians of the Sacred Mountains: Culture and Society in the Highlands of Bali. By Thomas Reuter. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002. Forthcoming in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, April 2003.
Video Under Preparation
- Ancestral Deification in the Highlands of Bali.
Courses Taught at CWU
- Undergraduate: Introduction to Cultural & Video Studies Program); Visual Anthropology Lab; Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (also in Women Studies Program); Southeast Asia;Ecology and Culture; Ethnology; Principles & Assessment; Resource Conflicts (in development); Development Anthropology (in development)
- Resource Management Graduate Program: Introduction to Graduate Research; Colloquium
Office: 326 Farrell Hall