Professor of Anthropology
31 Williams Drive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1982
Cultural anthropology; economic anthropology; religion; ethnography; Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Thailand.
- Cognitive anthropology with a focus on theories of description and their relationship to ethnography.
- Construction of ethnographic others with a focus on the colonial and post-colonial construction of ethnicity and religiosity in Southeast Asia.
- Anthropology of religion especially everyday Buddhism and its relationship to other religious systems.
- Methods in Observation
- Comparative Cultures
- Anthropology of Gender
- Peoples of Island Southeast Asia
- Dying and Death
- Economic Anthropology
- Peoples of Southeast Asia
- Food for Thought
- Introduction to Anthropology
- Case Studies in Ethnography
- Southeast Asians in Southeast Asia and America
- 30 Years of Women at Lehigh University
- Globalization, the View from Outer Space
- Review: The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott, Journal of Regional Sciences 15(4): 836-838, 2011.
- Thai Yai, Shan, and Tai Long: Political Identity across State Boundaries. Asian Review (2009) 22: 3-23.
- Founders' Cults in Southeast Asia: Ancestors, Polity, and Identity, edited with Cornelia Kammerer. Yale Univestiy Southeast Asia Program Monograph Series, no. 5, 2003.