Associate professor, Anthropology Program
areas of expertise: literature, women's studies, africa
Christine Walley is an associate professor in the Anthropology Program and also teaches classes in Women's Studies and Comparative Media Studies.
Her research and teaching interests include: the environment, development, gender, documentary/ethnographic film, and theories of globalization and capitalism.
She received a BA in anthropology from Pomona College in 1987 and a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from New York University in 1999. Her book, Rough Waters: Nature and Development in an East African Marine Park (Princeton University Press, 2004), is based on 19 months of fieldwork in East Africa. She has published on the controversial topic of female genital surgeries in Africa as well as the relationship between science and "indigenous knowledge." She has also recently begun work on a new book about social class and identity in the United States and is co-directing and producing a documentary video, Exit Zero, that explores changing community life in a former Midwestern steeltown.
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