Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas - Austin 1992
M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas - Austin 1983
B.A. History, University of Texas - Austin 1978
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Transnational Communities; Popular Culture; Critical Theory; Anthropological Perspectives on Colonialism, Nationalism and Conflict; Migration; Islamic Culture; Ethnicity/Minority Populations; Historical Anthropology; Visual Anthropology

My research and teaching focus on smaller-scale and local responses to the larger-scale economic, political, cultural, and social forces forming the transnational present. I seek to illuminate the cultural impact of global mobility in all of its forms and complexities. I also concentrate on the way metropolitan cultures are reshaped by the influx of migrants and the creation of their respective diasporic cultures. Research projects to date have focused on the impact of outmigration in northern Morocco on the culture of origin and on the hybridization of French popular culture under the influences of North African immigration.
I teach courses on popular culture, migration, Anthropology theory and history, race and ethnicity, music, social solidarity and resistance, North Africa, and the Middle Eas.