Research Topics

 

Georgetown's Department of Anthropology is home to significant, pertinent, exciting research and scholarship that spans a number of different fields. In this section, you can learn about our faculty's most recent projects or browse a historical list of research efforts that illustrate the department's academic strength.


ANTHROPOLOGICAL SPECIALIZATIONS

Fida Adely

  • Education
  • Gender
  • Development
  • Labor
  • Arab World, Jordan 

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Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

  • Ethnicity
  • Nationalism
  • Indigeneity
  • Religion
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Eurasia, Native America, Siberia

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Denise Brennan

  • Human Trafficking
  • Migration
  • Family Separation
  • Immigration Policy and Racial Profiling
  • Low-wage Work
  • Sexual Labor
  • Latin America and the Caribbean

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Rochelle Davis

  • Palestinian Refugees
  • Historiography
  • Oral History
  • Memory & History
  • War and Conflict
  • Contemporary Arab World

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Elzbieta Gozdziak

  • International Migration
  • Immigrant Integration
  • Religion and Migration
  • Human Trafficking
  • Child Labor
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Mental Health and Migration
  • Medicalization of Human Suffering

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Laurie King

  • Urban Anthropology
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropocene
  • Israel, Palestine, Lebanon

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Emily Mendenhall

  • Medical and psychological anthropology
  • Biocultural approaches
  • Syndemic suffering
  • Embodiment
  • Global Mental Health
  • Urban health inequities
  • India, South Africa, Kenya, United States

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Gwendolyn Mikell

  • Political Anthropology
  • Economic Transitions
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Peace and Conflict
  • International Organizations
  • Africa

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Sylvia Önder

  • Turkish and Turkic Cultures
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Eastern Mediterranean Cultures
  • Religion and Politics
  • Folklore and Folklife
  • Central Asian Cultures
  • Rural Women's Social Networks
  • Economic Migration
  • Gender and Nationalism

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Joanne Rappaport

  • Andean Ethnography & Ethnohistory
  • Community Based Research
  • Collaborative Ethnography
  • Ethnicity
  • Historical Anthropology
  • History/Historiography
  • Intellectuals
  • Latin America
  • Literacy
  • New Social Movements
  • Race

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Mubbashir Rizvi

  • Political Ecology
  • Land Rights
  • Social Movements
  • Post Colonial Theory
  • Cultural Georgraphy
  • Property and Personhood
  • South Asia, Pakistan

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Susan Terrio

  • Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Youth Advocacy, Youth Cultures, and Juvenile Justice
  • Immigration, Race and Racism
  • Class and Educational Systems
  • Craft in Advanced Capitalism
  • Food and Foodways
  • History, Memory and Nationalism
  • France and Western Europe

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Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Gender and Mascuilinity
  • Sexualities
  • Migration
  • Aging
  • Latin America

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