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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