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Haverford College
Department of Anthropology
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Faculty

Laurie Kain Hart

Laurie Kain Hart

Edmund and Margiana Stinnes Professorship in Global Studies and Professor of Anthropology
On Leave

B.A., Antioch College; Masters of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.
Research interests include ethnicity, civil war, conflict and violence, gender and kinship; local religion, and comparative modes of thought; art, architecture, and landscape; Greece and the circum-Mediterranean area; urban United States.

Email: lhart@haverford.edu | Office: Roberts 204 | Profile | Research

Patricia Kelly

Patricia Kelly

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., City University of New York
Patty comes to Haverford from George Washington University. She is the author of Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel (University of California Press), which was awarded the American Ethnological Association's Sharon Stephen's Book Prize in 2009; the book is an ethnographic account of state-regulated prostitution in urban Mexico and based on a year she spent inside a working brothel. More recently, she co-edited Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective. Patty's most current research has been with Central American migrants in southern Mexico; she is currently contemplating fieldwork in northeast Philadelphia. Her scholarly interests include Mexico, political economy, gender and sexuality, work, and migration.

Email: pkelly@haverford.edu

Joshua Moses

Joshua Moses

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Joshua’s multi-disciplinary research focuses on disaster and complex socio-ecological change. He has worked on religious response to the attacks of September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, studying the formation of disaster expertise (“disaster religious and spiritual care”) in what he calls the current “New Age of Anxiety.” Joshua has worked with Nunatsiavut Inuit communities in northern Labrador on inequality, dispossession, community wellbeing, migration and identity in the context of recent land claim settlements and large-scale resource extraction. He has also conducted research in the Northwest Territories on migration, housing and homelessness. He is committed to combining research and teaching, recently piloting a field school with students from Haverford College, University of Massachusetts and Inupiaq Alaskan youth in Northwest Alaska. Joshua is also interested in the response of higher education to climate change, and the ways we are (or are not) preparing students for futures that society itself struggles to imagine.

Email: jmoses@haverford.edu

Zolani Ngwane

Zolani Ngwane

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Master's of Sacred Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Research interests include the anthropology of education, with particular interest on issues of social reproduction; intergenerational politics, social rituals, social theory; South Africa.

Email: zngwane@haverford.edu | Office: Roberts 203 | Profile | Research

Christopher Roebuck

Christopher Roebuck

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Chris Roebuck is a medical anthropologist who engages in critical studies of science, medicine, and the body. His research contends with problematizations of "the human" and its intertwined molecular and molar milieu. He is concerned with questions of power, knowledge, subject-formation, and governance of the living. He has taught courses in the history and theory of anthropology; anthropology of medicine, science, and technology; urban ethnography; and in feminist, queer, and trans* studies.

Email: croebuck@haverford.edu

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Zainab Saleh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Anthropology, Columbia University
Her research interests include: diaspora and exile; media; memory and identification; gender; modernity and sectarianism; conceptions of “the other”. Her dissertation, entitled “Diminishing Returns," was an Anthropological Study of Iraqis in the UK. Saleh earned her B.A. in English Literature and Language from Baghdad University and a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology at the American University of Beirut. Prior to coming to Haverford, Saleh was a Sultan Postdoctoral Fellow in Arab Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Email: zsaleh@haverford.edu

Jesse Shipley

Jesse Weaver Shipley

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department Chair

A.B. Brown University; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Chicago
Scholarly interests include African politics and religion, Ghana, African Diaspora, South Africa, post-independence political economy, popular culture, critical human rights, sexuality, race, electronic mediation, film, and urban space.

Email: jshipley@haverford.edu | Office: Roberts 103 | Profile | Research