Carolina is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drew University and she teaches in Women’s and Gender Studies and Anthropology. She is interested in transnational, women of color, and global south feminisms, particularly in Latin America. She has conducted ethnographic research with organizations of the Colombian Women’s Movement and with rural communities impacted by the armed conflict. Carolina aims to better understand the processes of collaboration between feminist NGOs and grassroots organizations, including the feminist discourse that activists use to transform the lives of working class and rural women victims of political violence. Building on methods and theories of political and feminist anthropology, she examines these processes against the larger histories of colonialism, the ideologies of race, class, and gender, and the legacy of various Latin American social movements on contemporary feminist activism. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial approaches, she explores hidden forms of political agency and resistance.
In connection to grassroots women’s organizing, she is interested in a number of related themes including justice, peace, and reparation, trauma and memory, rural development, ecofeminism, and the politics of gossip. Overall, through her teaching and research she seeks to highlight the possibilities of popular feminisms and other bottom-up approaches to social justice in the Global South.
Marc Boglioli (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-
Madison) is Associate Professor of Anthropology. His research focuses on human-nature relations, gender, and modernity. His book, A Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermont (University of Massachusetts Press), explores a wide range of issues, including masculinity at homosocial Vermont deer-hunting camps, controversial coyote-hunting tournaments in central Vermont, and theorizations of the “West”. “In the broadest sense,” he observes, “my work in Vermont has been a long meditation – in all its cultural, historical, and ethical complexity – on what historian Bill Cronon refers to as ‘the unending task of struggling to live rightly in the world’”
Allan C. Dawson (Ph.D. McGill University) is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology. His research is concerned with issues of ethnicity and identity in West Africa and in the African Diaspora; ethnicity and globalization; identity and violence; religious innovation; chieftaincy; and traditional religious practice in the West African Sahel. Dawson also explores issues of Blackness and Afro-Brazilian identity within the context of the broader Black Atlantic world. Dawson has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Brazil, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria.
Dawson, Allan C.
2014 In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeastern Brazil. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Dawson, Allan C, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro (eds.)
2014 Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. New York: Routledge.
Dawson, Allan Charles (ed.)
2009 Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
Dawson, Allan Charles
2015 A Legacy of Sugar and Slaves: Disconnection and Regionalism in Bahia, Brazil. In Anthropology of Disconnection: The Political Ecology of Post-Industrial Regimes, Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, and D. Seth Murray, eds. Pp. 132-146. New York: Routledge.
Dawson, Allan Charles
2014 Ancestors Shape the Land: Earth Shrines, Chieftaincy and Territoriality in Northern Ghana. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 163-179. New York: Routledge.
Vaccaro, Ismael, Laura Zanotti and Allan Charles Dawson
2014 Introduction. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 1-17. New York: Routledge.
Dawson, Allan Charles
2014 Food and Spirits: Religion, Gender, and Identity in the ‘African’ Cuisine of Northeast Brazil. In African Diaspora in Brazil: History, Culture and Politics, Fassil Demissie, ed. Pp. 93-113. New York: Routledge. (Reprinted version of Dawson 2012).
Dawson, Allan Charles
2009 Introduction. In Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. vii-xvii. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
Dawson, Allan Charles
2009 Earth shrines and autochthony among the Konkomba of Northern Ghana in Shrines. In Shrines Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. 71-94. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
Paul Kadetz is a senior research fellow at the University of Liverpool in China, an Associate and Lecturer of the China Centre for Health and Humanity at University College London, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK). Prior to coming to Drew University, Paul designed, taught and convened global and public health programs at Leiden University (in the Netherlands) and The University of Liverpool in China, and assisted in the development of a masters program in medical humanities (China Health and Humanity) at University College London. Paul comes to Drew from Marshall University where he served as the Chair of the Department of Public Health and Director of the MPH program.
Paul completed his doctorate in the Department of International Development, at The University of Oxford. He also holds a MPH in International Health and Development (Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine); a MSc in Medical Anthropology (Oxford); a BA in Psychology (NYU); a BSN in Nursing, and a post-masters certificate in Teacher Education (Pennsylvania). Clinically, Paul is an Adult Nurse Practitioner (MSN, Vanderbilt), a critical care nurse and an Acupuncturist/Herbalist (LAc; MSOM, Samra University, USA with internship at Dong Zhi Men Hospital/Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China). In his youth, Paul attended the Juilliard School.
Paul’s areas of research bridge the fields of International Health and Development, Critical Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Paul served as a researcher for the Western Pacific Region Office of the World Health Organization. His co-edited volume, Handbook of Welfare in China, was published by Edward Elgar in July 2017. And his co-edited volume, Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency published by Elsevier is forthcoming Autumn 2017..
Dr. Masucci’s (Ph.D. Southern Methodist University; Professor of Anthropology) research focus is in ancient land use and subsistence adaptations which encompasses her current work on ancient ceramic technology and trade. Her research is firmly rooted in primary archaeological field research. Through a series of external grants she has been able to establish a permanent field station in lowland, coastal Ecuador. Maria’s laboratory research focuses on the reconstruction of ancient ceramic technology utilizing petrographic thin section analysis of sediments and fired ceramics. She also collaborates with outside researchers who provide complementary data on elemental characterization of the same materials. Drew students are able to participate both in Ecuador and at Drew in an ongoing research effort which provides basic training in all major aspects of archaeological research including survey and excavation and special materials recovery and analysis (macrobotanical, microbotanical, carbonized remains, lithics and ceramics, etc…). This program also offers students an opportunity for cross cultural training.
Jonathan Golden (Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1998) teaches at Drew University, where he is Associate Director of the Caspersen Centers, working closely with Drew’s Center for Civic Engagement, while serving as Assoc. Director for the Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict. Golden teaches in the Department of Religious Studies, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and the Theology School, specializing in the areas of Religion, Anthropology, and the Middle East – ancient and modern. He is the author of Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives and the forthcoming Dawn of the Metal Age. Golden offers courses and has written on such topics as religious conflict and terrorism, world archaeology, Jewish diaspora communities, ethnography of the Middle East and Latin America, and human evolution, with a special focus on the inter-face between science and religion. Golden is also Faculty Advisor to Drew Hillel and S.T.A.N.D. and is an active member of the Drew Disaster Relief Project; he also serves on the Religious Life Council and Diversity Committee. Golden lives in Florham Park, NJ, where he also enjoys playing soccer and performing/writing music.
Mary’s work is focused upon understanding neighborhood variability and urban spatial organization at the Bronze Age site of Harappa, Pakistan. Upcoming work continues investigations of Indus Urbanism and the interplay between material culture, technologies and the the geophysical and social landscape in South Asia and adjacent regions
Ph.D., University of Colorado. Social Organization; Material Culture (especially textiles and ceramics); Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology
Ph.D., Indiana University. Folklore; African religion; African art; Divination; Psychological anthropology; Visual and Verbal Arts of West Africa (especially Nigeria)
Dr. Van Blerkom (Ph.D. University of Colorado- Boulder) is Professor of Anthropology and director of the Biological Anthropology major. She has been at Drew since 1989 and specializes in medical and biological Anthropology, as well as the evolution of human diseases.