Dept. of Anthropology
Anthropologists examine the human condition across time and space. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has long been a leader in our discipline through active programs in archeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural and linguistic anthropology.
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Black mothers and othermothers: Lived consequences and creative responses to the policing of space in Central City, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina (2019-04-19)This dissertation is about the everyday lived consequences of policing in the lives of Black mothers in Central City, New Orleans in the years immediately before and after Hurricane Katrina of 2005. This research stems ...
Variation in age at menarche and adult reproductive function: the role of energetic and psychosocial stressors (2018-07-12)Reproductive ecology has long examined the flexibility of women’s reproductive function in the face of variable environments. The timing of a woman’s first menses, or age at menarche, is both used as a proxy of childhood ...
Heroes, criminals and good migrants: South Korean transnational entrepreneurs and the makings of moral worlds in the Philippines (2018-04-16)This dissertation is an ethnography of South Korean transnational entrepreneurship both as action and ethos in a developing country. Based on approximately a 20-month field research of South Korean small-scale entrepreneurs ...
The homeownership complex: The role of housing stakeholders in the remaking of the U.S. housing market (2018-04-18)This dissertation focuses on the making of the U.S. housing market. In the United States, a flourishing housing market depends upon and reproduces the “American dream” of homeownership. Homeownership is a multivalent ...
(2018-04-20)This dissertation is an ethnography of mobility and modernity in contemporary South Korea (the Republic of Korea) following neoliberal restructuring precipitated by the Asian Financial Crisis (1997). It focuses on how ...