Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary
BA 1984 Dartmouth (Religion)
M.A 1986 University of Chicago (Anthropology)
PhD 1992 University of Chicago (Anthropology)
Dissertation: The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World: Commoditization in Everyday Practice
Work in Progress: Character and Connection in "Local Foods" -- Niche Breed Pig Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Central North Carolina
2009 Street Dreams and HipHop Barbershops: Global Fantasy and Popular Practice in Urban Tanzania. Indiana U Press
2004 (Ed.) Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age. Leiden: Brill.
2003 Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests: Globalizing Coffee in Colonial Northwest Tanganyika, Heinemann.
1996 The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World: Consumption, Commoditaization and Everyday Practice. Duke U Press
Articles and Chapers (selective):
n.d. "Farm-to-Foprk and Snout-to-Tail: Reconfiguring the Value of Food," American Ethnologist. Forthcoming
n.d. "On the Evanescent and the Reminiscent," under review with Senses and Society
2011 "Making Pigs Local: Discerning the Sensory Character of Place," Cultural Anthropology 26(3) 440-463.
2011 "Thug Realism: Inhaviting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania," selected for inclusion in Cultural Anthropology's Virtual Issue: Youth.
2008 "Chronic Mobb Asks a Blessing: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop in a Time of Crisis," in J. Cole & D. Durham, eds., Figuring the Future: Children, Youth and Globalization. School of American Research, Santa Fe
2007 "Plastic Teeth Extraction: The Iconography of Hay Gastro-Sexual Affliction," in M. Lock & J Farquhar, eds., Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life. Duke U Press, 531-549 (reprinted from vol. 19 of American Ethnologist)
2006 "Cowries, Doffee, and Currencies: Transforming Material Wealth in Early 20th Century Bukoba," in P. Geschiere & W. van Binsbergen, eds., Commoditfication: Objects and Identities: The Social Life of Things Revisited.
2005 "The Barber in Pain: Consciousness, Affliction, and Alterity in urban East Africa," in F. De Boeck & A. Honwana, eds., Makers and Breakers, Made and Broken: Children and Youth as Emerging Categories in Postcolonial Africa. James Currey.
2004 "Contentious Futures: Past and Present," Introduction to Producing African Futures.
2002 "A Religion of the Rupee: Imagining Markets in Northwest Tanganyika," Africa, 72(3).
2002 "Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania," Cultural Anthropology 17(1):93-128.
2001 "Coffee Breaks and Coffee Connections: The Lived Experience of a Commodity in Tanzanian and European Worlds," in D. Miller, ed.,Consumption: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences. Routledge
1999 "Good-for-Nothing Haya Names: Powers of Recollection in Northwest Tanzania," Ethnos 64(3): 397-420.
1998 "Electric Vampires: Haya Rumors of the Commodified Body," in A. Strathern & M. Lambek, eds, Bodies and Persons in Africa and Melanesia, Cambridge U Press, 172-194.
1997 "Forgetting Your Dead: Alienable and Inalienable Objects in Northwest Tanzania," Anthropological Quarterly 70(4):164-172
1997 "Northwest Tanzania on a Single Shilling: Sociality, Embodiment, Valuation," Cultural Anthropology 12(3): 335-362.