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Identity, Heritage, and Globalization

Bulgarian Romani scarf seller and young boy. Photo: Carol Silverman (1985)

encompasses the politics of culture, nationalism and transnationalism, folklore, tourism, and popular culture, performance and political economic change both in the modern world and historically. We investigate the different dimensions of identity including gender, race and ethnicity in a variety of contexts such as international development and political organizations, festivals, rituals, museums and state and local governments. We examine cultural heritage and cultural resource management as well as globalization and culture contact in both pre-historic and contemporary contexts such as migration and displacement.

Research, Projects, and Organizations



Faculty Courses Taught
Aletta Biersack Anth 4/555 Historical Anthropology
Lynn Stephen Anth 4/510 Latin American Society and Development
Anth 329 U.S. Immigration and Farmworkers
Anth 310 Indigenous Immigrants in Oregon
Anth 325 The Americas: Indigenous Perspectives
Anth 433: Native Central Americans
Lamia Karim Anth 331 Cultures of South Asia
Anth 4/507 Postcolonialism and Globalization
Anth 4/507 Gender, Sexuality and Politics in Muslim Societies
Brian Klopotek Anth 4/507 Ethnohistory
Anth 320 Native North Americans
Philip W. Scher Anth 326: Caribbean Societies
Anth 4/511 Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism
Anth 4/510 Anthropology of Tourism
Anth 4/593 Anthropology and Popular Culture
Stephen Wooten Anth 4/512 Economy and Culture
Carol Silverman Anth 4/519 Performance, Politics, and Folklore
Anth 4/530 Balkan Society and Folklore
Anth 4/529 Jewish Folklore and Ethnography
Madonna Moss Anth 4/542 Northwest Coast Archaeology
Anth 4/543 North American Archaeology
Anth 4/549 Cultural Resources Management
Diane Baxter Anth 161 World Cultures
Larry Sugiyama Anth 4/534 Native South Americans