at Binghamton University
In 2004 the Program in Sociocultural Anthropology began a project of rebuilding and redefinition around a new constellation of interests and expertise. Through this process we sought to blend well-established anthropological perspectives – notably in political economy and critical anthropology – with innovative research agendas to create a distinctive profile for our graduate program. We have conceived of this not as a project yielding a fixed agenda, but rather as one of ongoing critical appraisal of how we can best assimilate new developments in social and cultural anthropology within our teaching and our scholarship.
Social and Cultural Faculty at Binghamton University
Pamela Smart (Art History Department)
Five new areas of specialization have been developed:
What follows is an overview of these areas as we currently conceive of them and the courses we offer and are developing to support these specializations.
Below are courses regularly offered by Binghamton University sociocultural faculty.
For more detailed course descriptions, click here. For a current listing of course offering, click here.
Roster of Graduate Courses
The Body (Elliston)
Cultures of Capitalism (Holmes)
Cultures of Expertise (Holmes)
Digital Anthropology (Reno)
Ethnographic Film (Smart)
European Integration and Europeanization (Wilson)
The Global and the Local (Ferradas)
Human-Nonhuman Relations (Reno)
Kinship, Gender, & Sexuality (Elliston)
Language and Identity (staff)
Language and Materiality (staff)
Latin America Seminar (Ferradas)
Linguistic Anthropology (Glick)
Nationalism and Women in the 'Third World' (Elliston)
On Value (Smart)
Political Anthropology (Wilson)
Political Ecology (Ferradas)
Science, Technology and Knowledge (Reno)
Sexuality Studies Seminar (Elliston)
Topics in Migration and Transnationalism (staff)
Topics in the Anthropology of Art and Museums (Smart)
Transnationalism and Diaspora (staff)