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  • Deborah Tooker


    Reilly Hall 435
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4499


    Professor Deborah Tooker (Ph.D. 1988, Harvard University)
    Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professor (2015-2018)
    Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology
    Director, Anthropology Program
    Faculty Associate in Research, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University

    Research Interests: Emotions and concepts of self, symbolic/semiotic anthropology and the anthropology of religion/ritual, psychological anthropology, political anthropology and the politics of identity, and the anthropology of space and place, mainland Southeast Asia and Southwest China borderlands, Thailand, Akha

    Courses: Introduction to Anthropology (four field), Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia, Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities, Social Theory, Anthropological Linguistics

    Recent Publications: Space and the Production of Cultural Difference among the Akha Prior to Globalization: Channeling the Flow of Life. 2012. Amsterdam University Press (distributed in the U.S. by the University of Chicago Press).

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