Tag: Duke

Charles Piot

Piot received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is the Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He does research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999), attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the… Read more →

Janet J. Ewald

Janet Ewald

My specialty in the history of Africa has led me, in both my teaching and research, to explore how Africans participated in the major currents of world history since about 1700. My first book Soldiers, Traders, and Slaves: State Formation and Economic Transformation in the Greater Nile Valley, 1700-1885 uses oral traditions as well as written sources to reconstruct how… Read more →

Louise Meintjes

Louise Meintjes

Louise Meintjes, an Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, is the principle consultant and voice of Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep program “The Zulu Factor.”  Her book “Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio” (Duke University Press, 2003) is a remarkable urban ethnography of a recording studio in Johannesburg in the early 1990s,… Read more →

Karrie Stewart

Kearsley (Karrie) Stewart

Kearsley (Karrie) Stewart, Ph.D., joined Duke in January 2013 as Associate Professor of the Practice at the Duke Global Health Institute with a secondary appointment in Cultural Anthropology. Stewart’s research interests include HIV/AIDS in Africa and the US, and research ethics of clinical trials in Africa. Her dissertation focused on adolescent HIV/AIDS in Uganda using ethnographic interviewing, population-based surveys and… Read more →

Picture of Kathryn on a scooter in her faculty regalia

Kathryn Mathers

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with interdisciplinary training in sociology and the natural sciences. My work is propelled by the examination of how representational practices, through writing and other forms of creative expression construct and mediate the world. I pay close attention to these practices in my own diverse and cross-disciplinary writing projects as well as when I teach. By… Read more →