Bruce Whitehouse

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
681 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
610-758-4821
Ph.D., Brown University, 2007
Interests: 
Cultural anthropology; globalization; migration; transnationalism; sub-Saharan Africa; marriage; medical anthropology; Islam.

Research Interests

  • Transnational migration (western Sahel to Central Africa, Europe & N. America)
  • Marriage and polygyny
  • Population processes
  • Urbanization and urban identities
  • Domestic structure and households
  • States and state failure in Africa
  • The western Sahel region
  • Bamako, Mali
  • Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1)
  • Cultural Study & Globalization (ANTH/GS 106)
  • Peoples & Cultures of Africa (AAS/ANTH 183)
  • Health, Illness & Healing (ANTH 160)
  • Global Capitalism (ANTH/GS 320)
  • Globalization & Development in Africa (AAS/ANTH/GS 324)
  • Anthropology of the Muslim World (ANTH/REL 396)

Recent Publications

Fieldwork

  • Fulbright-funded field research in Bamako, Mali on marriage and polygyny, August 2011 - June 2012
  • Postdoctoral field research in southern Nigeria on women’s experiences of infertility, June – August 2007
  • Dissertation field research in Bamako, Mali and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on transnational migration between West Africa and the Congo Basin, January 2005 – January 2006
  • Pre-dissertation research in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on West African immigrant communities in the Congo Basin, July – August 2003​
  • Field research in Koulikoro region of Mali on household organization and social cohesion in a migrant-sending community, May – August 2002