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James Faubion
Professor
Radoslav Tsanoff Chair of Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology
 
e-mail:jdf@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Anthropology/Philosophy (1980) Reed College, Portland, OR
  • M.A. Social-Cultural Anthropology (1984) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D. Social-Cultural Anthropology (1990) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Anthropology
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Research Areas
 Greece; southern Europe; religion; systems of knowledge; kinship; modernity; anthropology of ethics; sociology of literature
 
FORESIGHT: Planning the future of Europe
 Investigation of the governing logic of an EU-wide intitiative in developmental scenario-construction and what it reveals of the changing articulation of the interface between "experts" and "publics" in contemporary Europe, with special reference to Greece.
 
What Becomes a Subject: An Anthropology of Ethics
 The project, grounded in fieldwork and life-historical research, seeks to generate a programmatic approach to the anthropological investigation of ethical systems.
 
Becoming Somebody: Fieldwork in Subjectivation
 In-depth life-historical inquiries into the social trajectories of actors of widely divergent resources and cultural repertoires serve as the basis for a critical elaboration of Michel Foucault's analytics of subjectivation and the terrains of the ethical. Subjects include a Portuguese nobleman, a Texan millenarian and (with the assistance of anthropologist Rupert Stasch) the Korowai host of a grub feast.
 
The Condition of the Public Intellectual in Contemporary Europe
 Fieldwork in Athens, Greece in the late spring and early summer of 2004 will inaugurate a broader inquiry into the structure, substance and contemporary mien of public intellectuals and their respective publics in the expanding nebula of the European Union.
 
Factors that Inhibit and Factors that enhance intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration
 A project that investigates the structure and dynamics of scientific collaboration and methodologies of its long-term monitoring in anticipation of the opening of the Rice Collaborative Research Center
 
Anthropology of Ethics
 A project that investigates the structural and functional specificity, the constants and the variations of the ethical domain historically and social-culturally
 
Religious Biopolitics
 A historical and ethnographic investigation of the translation of biopolitical discourses into the formative doctrines of the central religious movements of the American Second Great Awakening and its impact on the formation and dynamics of both the political and the religious spheres in the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century forward
 
The Ethics of the Godly Body
 The project is an historical and ethnographic study of the emergence of systems dedicated to transforming the body into an appropriate agent or vessel of the divine in the U.S. New Denominations and the dissemination of such ethics through conversion around the contemporary world.
 
Teaching Areas
 anthropological and social theory; ancient Greece; culture and society of the US; scientific collaboration
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

James D. Faubion "Cosmologicopolitics: the Transcendental Economy of the Vital Meets Biopower." Social Anthropology (2008) Submitted

 
 

James D. Faubion, Jennifer A. Hamilton "Sumptuary Kinship." Anthropological Quarterly, 80 (2007) : 533-59.

 
 

Faubion, James D. "Cavafy/Cavafy: Toward the Principles of a Transcultural Sociology of Minor Literature." Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 11-12 (2003-2004) : 40-65.

 
 

Faubion, James D. "Religion, Violence and the Vitalistic Economy." Anthropological Quarterly, 76 (2003) : 71-85.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Cosmologicopolitics: The Transcendental Economy of the Vital Meets Biopower." Public Culture (2005 (est)) Submitted

 
 Articles
 

James D. Faubion "Bourdieu v Amerike (Bourdieu in America)." Etnograficheskoe Obrozrenie (Ethnographic Review), 4 (2007) : 16-19.

 
 Bourdieu in America: A Commentary. Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie [Ethnographic Review]. Forthcoming 2007.
 
 ¿Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation.¿ Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue: Proceedings of the Meetings of the Modern Greek Studies Association (Australia and New Zealand).
 
 

J. Faubion "Religion, Violence, and the Economy of the Vital." Anthropological Quarterly (2002) In Press

 
 Books
 

James Faubion, Dominic Boyer and George Marcus "Theory Is More Than It Used to Be. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Under contract (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

 
 

James Faubion, editor "(editor) Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault. Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion,  An Anthropology of Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming April 2011.

 
 (with George Marcus, Paul Rabinow and Tobias Rees) Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
 
 

James D. Faubion, George Marcus, Paul Rabinow, Tobias Rees "Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary."  (2008) In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion "The Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today." 

 
 

James D. Faubion (ed) "The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries." 

 
 

James D. Faubion "The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries." 

 
 

James D. Faubion; introduction by Colin Gordon "Essential Works of Michel Foucault, Volume 3: Power." 

 
 

James D. Faubion "Essential Works of Michel Foucault, Volume 2: Aesthetics, Method, Epistemology." 

 
 Editor of books
 

James D. Faubion, George E. Marcus "Fieldwork Is Not What It Used To Be."  (2008) Submitted

 
 

Foucault, Michel "Michel Foucault: Death and the Labyrinth."  (2004) : 227.

 
 Book chapters
 

James D. Faubion "“Introduction: The Use of Foucault," in Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault, edited by James D. Faubion. Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

 
 

James Faubion ""Constantine Cavafy: Parrhesiast and Conjurer," in Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault, edited by James d. Faubion, Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

 
 

"Foucault's Genealogy of Ethics," in A Companion to Moral Anthropology, edited by Didier Fassin. New York: Wiley, pp. 67-84. 

 
 

"Foucault's Ontology and Epistemology of Ethics," in A Foucault Companion, edited by Timothy O'Leary. New York: Wiley, pp. 493-509. 

 
 

"In Search of the Greek Modern: Letter to a Friend," in Essays in Honor of Stephen Tyler, vol. 1, edited by Ivo Strecker. New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming 2014.

 
 

From the Ethical to the Themitical (and Back): Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics," in Ordinary Ethics, edited by Michael Lambek. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011, pp. 84-101.

 
 

"In Passing: Cavafy and the Theoretico-poetics of Liminality," in Imagination and Logos: Essays on C. P. Cavafy, edited by Panagiotis Roilos. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010, pp. 1-29.

 
 “Heterotopia: An Ecology,” in Heterotopia and the City, edited by Michiel Dehaene and Lieven De Cauter. London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 31-39.
 
 “Homo Absconditus: Lévi-Strauss and Foucault,“ in Radiations of a Savage Mind: The Anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, edited by Michael Kauppert et al. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008, pp. 81-97.
 
 "The Ethics of Fieldwork as an Ethics of Connectivity or, The Good Anthropologist (Isn’t What She Used to Be),” in Fieldwork: Is Not What It Used to Be: Anthropological Methods in Transition, edited by James. D. Faubion and George E. Marcus. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
 
 (with George Marcus) “Constructionism in Anthropology,” in Handbook of Constructionist Research, edited by James Holstein and Jay Gubrium. New York: Guilford Publications, 2008, pp. 67-84.
 
 

James D. Faubion "Homo Absconditus: L¿vi-Strauss and Foucault." Radiations of a Savage Mind: The Anthropology of Claude L¿vi-Strauss (2008) Submitted

 
 "Paranomics: On the Semiotics of Sacral Action," in Ritual and the Limits of Meaning, edited by Matthew Engelke and Matthew Tomlinson. Oxford: Bergahn Books, 2006, pp. 189-209
 
 

James D. Faubion "The Ethics of Fieldwork as an Ethics of Connectivity, or The Good Anthropologist (Isn't What She Used To Be)." Fieldwork Is Not What It Used To Be (2008) Submitted

 
 

James D. Faubion "the Ethos of the Oeuvre and the Ethics of Editing: On Producing the Three Volumes of Essential Works of Michel Foucault." Proceedings of the Conference on Editing and Editorship, 2001 (2008) In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion, George E. Marcus "Constructionism in Anthropology." Handbook of Constructionist Research (2007) : 67-84.

 
 

Faubion, James D. "Paranomics: On the Semiotics of Sacral Action." Submitted

 
 Book reviews
 

Faubion, James D. "Review of Giri, Ananta Kumar, Creative Social Research: Rethinking Theories and Methods." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11:4: 860-61.

 
 

Faubion, James D. "Review of Wilhelm Dilthey, Selected Works, Volume III: The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences. Ed. Rudolf Makkreel and Frijthjof Rodi." In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion "Review of A. David Napier, The Righting of Passage: Perceptions of Change After Modernity." Current Anthropology (2004) In Press

 
 Conference papers
 The Ethos of the Oeuvre and the Ethics of Editing: On Producing the Three Volumes of Essential Works of Michel Foucault, in Proceedings of the Conference on Editing and Editorship, 2001. Ed. Andr¿ Gombay. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming 2007.
 
 Other
 ¿Ancient Society,¿ pp., 19-20; ¿Cultural Relativism,¿ pp. 108-109; ¿Douglas, Mary,¿ p. 148; ¿First Nations,¿ p. 209; ¿Geertz, Clifford,¿ pp. 226-27; ¿L¿vi-Strauss, Claude,¿ pp. 336-37; ¿Malinowski, Bronislaw,¿ p. 347; ¿Mead, Margaret,¿ pp. 275-76; ¿Myth,¿ pp. 409-10; ¿Peasants,¿ pp. 435-36; ¿Primitive Society,¿ p. 473; ¿Rites of Passage,¿ p. 525; ¿Tribe(s),¿ p. 638; and ¿Witchcraft,¿ pp. 671-72, in The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, edited by Bryan S. Turner. London: Cambridge University Press. 2006.
 
 Determinism, Discourse, Epistemology, in The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd. Edition. Slated for publication in 2006.
 
 

Faubion, James D. "Ancient Society, Cultural Relativism, Douglas, Mary, First Nations, Geertz, Clifford, L¿vi-Strauss, Claude, Malinowski, Bronislaw, Mead, Margaret, Myth, Peasants, Primitive Society, Rites of Passage, Tribe(s), Witchcraft." Cambridge Dictionary of SociologyIn Press

 
 

Faubion, James D. "Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation." Proceedings of the 2004 Meetings of the Modern Greek Studies Assocaition (Australia and New Zealand) (Sydney, Australia.) In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion "Ancient Society, Cultural Relativism, Douglas, Mary, First Nations, Geertz, Clifford, Levi-Strauss, Claude, Malinowski, Bronislaw, Mead, Margaret, Myth, Peasants, Primitive Society, Rites of Passage, Tribe(s), Witchcraft." Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology (2005 (est)) In Press

 
 

James D. Faubion "Anthropology and History." Elsevier International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (2001)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Commentary on Priest, Robert J., "Missionary Positions: Christian, Modernist, Postmodernist"." Current Anthropology, 42 (2001) : 50-51.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Currents of Cultural Fieldwork." Handbook of Ethnography (2001) : 39-59.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Foucault, (Paul) Michel." Encyclopedia Britannica, 2002 Standard Edition (2001)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis." Representations, 74 (Spring 2001) : 83-104.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Anthropology and Social Theory." The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (2000) : 245-69.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Currents of Cultural Fieldwork." The Handbook of Anthropology (accepted)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Documenter l'apocalypse: les medias, le millenairisme, et les risques de la mimesis." Quaderni (accepted)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Foucault, Michel." Encyclopaedia Britannica (accepted)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Hieros Gamos: Typology and the Fate of Passion." Postmodern Culture, 10.3 (2000) : visit web site.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Touring Patmos: Toward and Economics of Identity." Islamic Views of the Occident (accepted)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Toward and Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis." Representations, 74 (accepted)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Deus Absconditus: Conspiracy (Theory), Millennialism, and the (End of the) Twentieth Century." Late Editions, Volume 6: Paranoia Within Reason (1999) : 375-404.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Figuring David Koresh." Critical Anthropology Now (1999) : 89-112.

 
 

James D. Faubion "Cultural Anthropology." The Handbook of Anthropology (Forthcoming 2000)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Ethnography in the Abstract." The Cambridge Companion to Social Theory (Forthcoming 2000)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Michel Foucault." Encyclopedia Britannica (Forthcoming 1999)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Outline for an Anthropology of Religion and Violence." ISLA Philosophy/Social Science (Forthcoming 1999)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Review of M. Herzfeld, 'A Greek Imagination: Andreas Nenedakis'." American Anthropologist (Forthcoming 1999)

 
 

James D. Faubion "Touring Patmos: Toward an Economics of Identity." Islamic Views of the Occident (Forthcoming 1999)

 
Presentations
 Conference Committee Member
 

Guest Commentator, "La politique du corps," convened at The Canadian Philosophical Association, Montréal, 29 May, 2010.

 
 

Chair.  "Concept Work, Collaboration and Pedagogy: Anthropological Methods and the Problematic of Emergence." American Anthropological Association, San Jos¿, CA. (18 November 2006)

 
 

"On the Theoretical Erasure of the Religious in the Political." American Anthropological Association, San Jos¿, CA.

 
 Lecture, ¿On the Theoretical Erasure of the Religious in the Political,¿ presented at an invited panel on theologies of the secular convened and the 105th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, 17 November 2006
 
 Guest commentator, ¿Turns and Folly in Apprentice Anthropology,¿ workshop convened at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, 31 March-1 April 2006
 
 Invited Papers
 

presenter and discussant.  "Anthropological Notes on Judgments of Plausibility." Plausibility Project Workshop, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (November 19, 2009)

 
 

presenter.  "Lévi-Strauss, Europe, and the Ends of Anthropology." American Anthropological Asociation, Philadelphia, PA. (December 5, 2009)

 
 Invited Talks
 

Lecturer.  "The Themitical in the Ethical: Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics." Kenan Institute of Ethics, Duke University, Durham NC. (March 27, 2009)

 
 From the Ethical to the Moral (and Back): Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics
 
 Freedom and Fetish: On Webb Keane's Christian Moderns
 
 

"FORESIGHT: Notes on Policy-formation and the Formation of Publics in the Contemporary European Union." Europe and the Public Sphere, Rice University, Houston, TX. (16 December 2005)

 
 

"Reflexivities." Reed College, Portland, Oregon. (16 April 2005)

 
 

"Artistic Production in Ancient Greece." Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice Program in Continuing Studies, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. (4 March 2004)

 
 

"Cosmologicopolitics: Biopower Meets Transcendental Vitalism." Group for Cultural Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara. (25 FEbruary 2004)

 
 

"Holy Biopolitical War." Holy Wars--The Political Theology of Enmity/University of Frankfurt/Oder and University of Konstanz, Berlin, Germany. (13 November 2004)

 
 

keynote speaker.  "Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation." Modern Greek Studies Associattion of Australia/New Zealand, Sydney, Australia. (11 December 2004)

 
 

"Governmentality in the Kingdom of Ends." Cultural Analysis Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara. (28 February 2004)

 
 

"Holy Wars New and Old: On Absolutism in Contemporary Life Politics." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois. (22 November 2003)

 
 

"The Art Scene in Greek Antiquity." Rice University/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (4 March 2004)

 
 

speaker.  "The Place of Power in the Thought of Bourdieu and Foucault." U. Texas--Pan-American, McAllen, TX. (March 4, 2002)

 
 Lectures
 

“On Desubjectivation,” presented at the Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 28 February 2013. 

 
 

“Recent Trends in the Anthropology of Ethics,” presented at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 26 February 2013.

 
 

“The Contemporary Temporalization of Contemporary Temporalization: Toward a Second-Order Ecology of Scenario Planning,” presented at “Onward: A Panel in honor of Paul Rabinow,”, convened at the 111th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, 15 November 2012. 

 
 

“The Reception of Foucault in the U.S.,” presented at “Foucault in and on the Post-Political Global Present: Using and Reading Foucault in Europe, Asia, and America,” Berlin, Germany, 26 May 2012.

 
 

“The Use of Pleasure and the Care of the Self,” presented at the 2012 Delphos Program conference, Athens, Greece, 5 September 2012.

 
 

“Parabiopolitics: Scenario Planning and the Rhetoric of Risk,” presented at “Foucault in and on the Post-Political Global Present: Using and Reading Foucault in Europe, Asia, and America,” Berlin, Germany, 25 May 2012.

 
 

"Foucault in English: Not Plain," presented at a panel entitled "Foucault et al. from Paris to California and Back Again: The Creolisation of French Theory," convened at the 109th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, 20 November 2010.

 
 

Lecture, "Research Opportunities at Rice," presented at a Mellon conference in student-faculty research collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 11 December 2010.

 
 

"Intellectual Functions, Intellectual Fields." The Anthropology of Intellectuals, Rice University, Houston, TX. (28 October 2005)

 
 

"Spiritual Biopolitics." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (1 December 2005)

 
 Other
 

Guest commentator, "Aesthetics, Governance, Ideology," presented at a conference entitled "Beyond Socialism and Liberalism? Transnational Perspectives from Eastern Europe and Asia," 28 January 2011.

 
 

Guest commentator, "Anthropological Research into the Contemporary Collaboratory, Revisited," convened at U.C. Berkeley, 11 May 2010.

 
 

Discussant, "Reimagining Europe from the Edges of Encounter: Flow, Convergence, and New Sites of Transformation," convened at the 109th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, 20 November 2010.

 
 

Organizer and moderator.  "The Anthropology of Intellectuals." Department of Anthropology and Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, Rice University, Houston, TX. (28-29 October 2005)

 
 

"Toward an Anthropology of the Ethics of Kinship." Department of Anthropology, U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (2 February 2001)

 
 

"Community and the Charisma of the Arbitrary." American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA. (19 November 2000)

 
 

"Waco: Seven Years Later." Rice University Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies and the Center for the Study of Culture, Houston, TX. (18 April 2000)

 
 

"Governmentality and All That." Rice University Department Colloquium, Houston. (11 November 1999) With George Marcus

 
 

"History and the Millennial Imagination." Rice University Program of Continuing Studies, Houston, TX. (7 December 1999)

 
 

"My Life, This Apocalypse: The Historicity of the Elect and the Future of Millenarianism." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois. (17 November 1999)

 
 

"The Past and the Future of Diversity: Ethical Reflections on Greek Cosmopolitanism." Athens: A Metropolis for the 21st Century Emerges?, Athens, Greece. (4 December 1999)

 
 

"Foucault and the Social Sciences." Symposium for the Inauguration of the Michel Foucault Chair, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. (10 November 1998)

 
 

"Hieros Gamos: Typology of the Fate of Passion." Little Stories of Love and Romantic Passion, , New York University, New York, New York. (30 October 1998)

 
 

"Millennialism Today." Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (7 April 1998)

 
 

"Personalizing the Apocalypse." Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (10 August 1998)

 
 

"The Millennialist Calling." Rice University Alumni College, Houston, Texas. (28 March 1998)

 
 

"The Poverty of the Anthropology of Religion." Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (13 August 1998)

 
 

"Toward an Anthropology of Ethics." Symposium for the Inauguration of the Michel Foucault Chair, Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico. (10 November 1998)

 
 Panelist
 

“Does Anybody Have a Plan? On Plaaaning Spaces, Temporalities and Selves,” convened at the 111th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, 18 November 2012.

 
 

Participant, roundtable discussion, “Post-Queer, Post-Human,” convened at Rice University, 15 September 2012. 

 
 

Discussant.  "Anthropology at the Crossroads of Social Theory and Ethnography." American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December 4, 2009)

 
 

Discussant.  "Culture at Large: Sex and Secularity: Conversations with Michael Warner." American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December 5, 2009)

 
 

commentator.  ": reflexivity, ethics and etiquettes of power." American Anthropological Association Meetings/AAA, San Francisco, CA. (20 November 2008)

 
 

Guest commentator.  "Rethinking Postmodernism through the Ethnography of Intellectual Culture." Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethnography, Univeristy of California, Irvine. (20 March 2007)

 
 

guest commentator.  "Social Theory in the Context of Para-ethnography." Critical Theory Institute, U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA. (21 March 2007)

 
 Guest commentator, ¿Laboratory for the Anthropology of the Contemporary,¿ conference convened at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, 10 February 2006
 
 

"Culture-at-large: Susan Buck-Morss." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (3 December 2005)

 
 

speaker.  "Paranomics: Sacral Action and the Sublime." American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA. (November 23, 2002)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

“Cosmologicopolitics: Transcendental Vitalism Meets Biopower,” presented at the Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 28 February 2013. 

 
 Session Chair
 

"Biopolitics: The Historical Life of a Technology of Governmentality." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (1 Decmeber 2005)

 
 Workshops
 

commentator.  "The Concept of Serial Migration." Serial Migration/Georgetown University Department of Anthropology, Washington, D.C.. (19-20 March 2004)

 
Editorial Positions
 Other, various. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, various. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Expertise. Cornell University Press. (2010 - 2010)

 Editor, Ethnography Out of Bounds. Rowman and Littlefield. (1999 - 1999)

 Other, Alterations. Rowman and Littlefield. (2000 - 2000)

 Series Editor, Alterations: New Reflexive Research. AltaMiraPress. (2005 - 2005)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Brian Riedel, Ph.D. GLBT Activism in Contemporary Greece. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Ariel Espino, Ph.D. Residential Housing in the U.S.. (2004) (Co-Director)

 Angela Rivas, Ph.D. Violence, Epidemiology and Anti-Politics in Columbia. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Andrea Frolic, Ph.D. Matters of Principle: Agency, Practice and Identity in Clinical Ethics. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Michael Powell, Ph.D. Freedom, Information Access and Democracy in Contemporary Poland. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Nilson Ariel Espino, Ph.D. Home as Investment: Housing Markets and Cultures of Urban Change in Houston. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Angela Rivas-Gamboa, Ph.D. Gorgeous Monster: The Arts of Managing Violence in Contemporary Bogot¿. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Tish Stgringer, Ph.D. Independent Media Activism. (2005) (Committee Member)

 Brian Riedel, Ph.D. Elsewheres: Greek LBGT Activists and the Imagination of a Movement. (2005) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Aimee Placas, Ph.D. Credit and Indebedtedness in Contemporary Greece. (2005) (Co-Director)

 Ana Wandless, Ph.D. Audit Culture and School Testing. (2006) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Nahal Naficy, Ph.D. Memory and Exile among the Iranian Diaspora. (2006) (Committee Member)

 Erkan Saka, Ph.D. Making News of the EU in Contemporary Turkey. (2006) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Cecilia Balli, Ph.D. Mass murder and governmentality at Mexico's northern border. (2006) (Committee Member)

 Anthony Potoczniak, Ph.D. The Commodification of a Folk Melody. (2007) (Committee Member)

 Elitza Ranova, Ph.D. Status, Class and Stratification in Contemporary Bulgaria. (2007) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Amanda Ziemba, Ph.D. Spiritual and Psychological Disease and the African Catholic Church. (2007) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Hután Hejazi Martinez, Ph.D. Bahaiism: History, Transition, Doxa. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Othon Alexandrakis, Ph.D. The Struggle for Modern Athens: Unconventional Citizens and the Shaping of a New Political Reality. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Valerie Olsen, Ph.D. The Human Presence in Space. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Michael Adair-Kriz, Ph.D. Cultural Subversion in Contemporary Santiago. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Lina Dib, Ph.D. The Prosthetics of Memory. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Daniel White, Ph.D. Administering Culture: Sentimentalism, Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Japan. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Sherife Ayla Samli, Ph.D. Containing the Future: The Hope Chest in Contemporary Turkey. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Anthony Potoczniak, Ph.D. Cultural Heritage in States of Transition. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Elise McCarthy, Ph.D. Corporate social Responsibility in Ireland. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Nicole Payne, Ph.D. The Politics of Beauty: Citizenship in Contemporary Dominican Republic. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Maria Lucia Vidart, Ph.D. Laughing Out Loud: Neopopulism and Political Satire in Colombian Public Culture. (2012) (Committee Member)

 Ala Alazzeh, Ph.D. The Non-Violence Movement in Contemporary Palestine. (2012) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Who's Who among America's Teachers, (2005)

 Graduate Student Teaching and Mentoring Award, Rice University Graduate Student Association (May 1999)