B.A., Antioch College
M.Arch., University of California, Berkeley
M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University
Laurie Kain Hart is Stinnes Professor of Global Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the circum-Mediterranean area and the urban U.S., and, topically, on religious practice; gender; ethnonationalism and border history; sectarian and urban violence; pluralism, spatial segregation and population displacement; architecture and housing; photography and visual anthropology. Her recent publications are grounded in field research in Northern Greece (on former political refugees of the Greek Civil War) and Philadelphia (on urban poverty, segregation, and risk). She teaches courses in ethnonationalism and the anthropology of violence; the anthropology of art; space, place and architecture/ housing; psychoanalytic anthropology; the anthropology of Greece and the Mediterranean; and social theory and contemporary ethnography.
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.