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Diane Baxter

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  • Title: Middle East Studies Director
  • Additional Title: Senior Lecturer & Head Undergraduate Advisor of Department of Anthropology; Participating Faculty of Judaic Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-5157
  • Office: 373 Condon Hall
  • Office Hours: Monday 12-1:45 p.m & Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Curriculum Vitae


B.A. UCLA (1976); M.A., California State University-Northridge (1982); Ph.D. UCLA (1991)
Dr. Baxter joined the UO Anthropology Department in 1996. Baxter’s research focuses on the politics of identity among displaced persons, women, and indigenous peoples in colonial and postcolonial societies. Her area focus is the Middle East, in particular Israel/Palestine. Currently she is studying Palestinian refugees in the U.S. She was vice-Chair of the AAA’S Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI) and co-editor of CORI’S 24 Selected Papers in Refugee and Immigrant Studies. Her article “Idealized and Devalued: Images of Identity among Palestinians in West Bank Refugee Camps” is included in the CORI volume. A recent article published in Anthropology Quarterly is “Honor Thy Sister: Selfhood, Gender, and Agency in Palestinian Culture.” Baxter also teaches courses for the Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES) Program in the Law School and for the Department of Judaic Studies.