INPAC Faculty

Nita
Rudra
PhD, University of Southern California, 2000
rudra@pitt.edu
Richard
Scaglion
PhD, University of Pittsbugh, 1976
3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
scaglion@pitt.edu
Pacific Islands
<p>Richard Scaglion is a four-field anthropologist who specializes in the study of the Pacific Islands and has developing interests in Latin America. He is particularly interested in human migration and mobility in Oceania, in people&rsquo;s relationships with their natural environments, and in the growth of social complexity. His applied work has involved the anthropology of law and sustainable development in island nations. He has a special relationship with the Abelam people of Papua New Guinea, with whom he has conducted long-term field research beginning in 1974.</p>

 

2015   Scaglion, Richard. “Indigenous Education in the Pacific Islands.” In Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity. W. J. Jacob, S. Y. Cheng, and M. K. Porter (eds.), pp. 281-299. Springer, Dordrecht.

2013   Scaglion, Richard. "Law" (Chapter 17). In The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society, Revised Edition. M. Rapaport (ed.), pp. 202-213. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 

 

2012   Feinberg, Richard and Richard Scaglion (eds.) Polynesian Outliers: The State of the Art. Ethnology Monographs No. 21, Pittsburgh.

 

  

M. Najeeb
Shafiq
PhD, Columbia University, 2005
5909 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-1832
mnshafiq@pitt.edu
South Asia

2014    “Are student protests in Arab states caused by economic and political grievances? Empirical evidence from the 2006-07 Arab Barometer,” Peabody Journal of Education 89(1).

 

2013    “Gender gaps in mathematics, science and reading achievements in Muslim countries: A quantile regression approach,” Education Economics 21(4), pp. 343-359.

 

2013    “Accounting for risk of non-completion in private and social rates of return to higher education,” Journal of Education Finance 39(1), pp. 73-95.

 

Vijai P.
Singh
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1970
2607 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-624-7563
singh@pitt.edu
Andrew J.
Strathern
PhD, Cambridge University
3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
strather@pitt.edu
Pacific Islands, East Asia
<p>Andrew Strathern received his Ph.D from Cambridge University and is an internationally recognized scholar and social anthropologist with a wide range of interests, including the analysis of political and economic systems, kinship theories, social change, religion and ritual, symbolism, ethnicity, legal anthropology, conflict and violence, the anthropology of the body, and the cross-cultural study of medical systems. He has carried out long-term fieldwork in the Pacific (especially Papua New Guinea), Asia (especially Taiwan), and Europe (with a focus on Ireland and Scotland) and continues an active research and publication program in these global arenas as well as others. He also conducts research in and teaches on contemporary anthropological theory, linguistic anthropology, and linguistic and social issues in Europe and globally. For many years he has collaborated with Dr. Pamela J.Stewart pamjan@pitt.edu and they have published widely on their findings. They are frequently invited international lecturers, discussing their current theoretical perspectives. Currently they have completed a new book, &ldquo;Peace-Making and the Imagination&rdquo; (Strathern and Stewart, 2011)&rdquo; and they have just launched a new global research project, &ldquo;Disaster Anthropology&rdquo;, exploring the impact of NGOs, Ritual, Widgets (e-technology), Internet Images [visual and textual], and Conflict.</p> <p>For more information, visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pitt.edu/~strather" target="_blank">http://www.pitt.edu/~strather</a></p>

Their most recent co-authored books include:
Diaspora, Disasters, and the Cosmos: Rituals and Images.  Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, co-authors.  Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press (under contract, in preparation).
2015  Research Companion to Anthropology. Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern (Co-Editors). London: Ashgate Publishing.
2014  Working in the Field: Anthropological Experiences across the World. Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern, co-authors.  Palgrave Macmillan.

2014   Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion. Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern, co-authors. London: Bloomsbury.London: Continuum Publishing (Bloomsbury).
2011 Peace-making and the Imagination: Papua New Guinea Perspectives. Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern, co-authors. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
 
A selection of Stewart and Strathern's recent influential articles/essays:
---2015 (forthcoming, in press)   Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart. Introduction.  In, Research Companion to Anthropology, edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern.  Ashgate Publishing
---2015 (forthcoming, in press)   Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. Disaster Anthropology.  In, Research Companion to Anthropology, edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern.  Ashgate Publishing
---2013  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern).  Medicine and the Body.  In, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society, edited by W.C. Cockerham, R. Kingwall, and S.R. Quah.  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
---2013  Stewart (Strathern) Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern.  Symbols, Language, Ritual, and Scale.  Neo-Lithics 2/13, pp. 37-40.
---2013  Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern).  Dark and light shamanisms: themes of conflict, ambivalence, and healing.  In, Shamanism and Violence.  Power, Repression and Suffering in Indigenous Religious Conflicts, edited by Diana Riboli and Davide Torri.  London: Ashgate Publishing, pp 11-23.
---2013  Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart. Religion and Violence in Pacific Island Societies.  In, Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence, edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Michael Jerryson, and Margo Kitts.  Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, pp 167-182.
---2013 Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew J. Strathern. Religion and Violence from an Anthropological Perspective.  In, Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence, edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Michael Jerryson, and Margo Kitts. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, pp 375-384.
---2012 Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart.  [Updated and Reprinted] Ceremonial exchange: debates and comparisons.  In,  A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Second Edition, edited by James G. Carrier.  Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 239-256.
---2011  Stewart (Strathern), Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern.   Fun with Fads: What Comes Next was Probably Here Before (Plus Ca Change).  Anthropologica (Canadian Anthropological Society journal): 53 (2): 330-331.
---2011  Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart.  Bamboo Knives, Bows, and Waterfalls: The Presentation of "Traditional Knowledge" in Melpa Kang Rom, Duna Pikono and the Works of Hesiod and Virgil.  In, Sung Stories from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning and Sociocultural Context, edited by Alan Rumsey and Don Niles.  Canberra, Australia: Australian National University e-press, pp. 303-316.
---2011  Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart.  Chapter 22, PERSONHOOD: Embodiment and Personhood.  In, A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment, Frances E. Mascia-Lees (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 388-402  (2011).
---2010.  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.   Kinship, Ritual, Cosmos.  Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes 130-131, pp 79-88.
---2010.  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.  The Appearing and Disappearing World of the Bogaiya:  A Corner of Papua New Guinea Cultural History.  In, McElhanon, K.A. and Ger Reesink (eds.)  A Mosaic of Languages and Cultures: Studies Celebrating  the Academic Career of Karl J. Franklin.  Dallas, Texas: SIL Publications. pp. 399-407.  [e-book, ISBN 978 1 55671 250 0]
---2010  Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart (1998) [Reprinted in Ritual]. Embodiment and Communication: Two Frames for the Analysis of Ritual. Social Anthropology (Journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists) Vol. 6, part 2. Pp 237-251.  In, Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (eds.).  Ritual. (The International Library of Essays in Anthropology), London: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 83-97.
---2010  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2008) [Reprinted in Ritual].  Shamanic Performances: Issues of Performativity and Comparison.  Journal of Ritual Studies 22.1, pp. 53-59.  In, Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (eds.).  Ritual. (The International Library of Essays in Anthropology), London: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 283-289.
---2010  Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern.  Shamanic Performance and Cosmological Praxis, pp. 291-300.  In, Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (eds.).  Ritual. (The International Library of Essays in Anthropology), London: Ashgate Publishing.
---2010  Stewart, Pamela J. and A.J. Strathern (1999) [Reprinted in Ritual].  Female Spirit Cults as a Window on Gender Relations in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. [Sept. 1999] 5(3):345-360.  In, Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (eds.).  Ritual. (The International Library of Essays in Anthropology), London: Ashgate Publishing ,pp. 369-384.
---2010  Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. How Can Will be Expressed and What Role  Does the Imagination Play?  In Toward an Anthropology of the Will, Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop, Editors.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 140-157.
---2010  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.  Shifting Centres, Tense Peripheries: Indigenous Cosmopolitanism, in, United in Discontent: Local Responses to Cosmopolitanism and Globalization,  Dimitrios Theodossopoulos and Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, eds., Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pages 20-44.
---2010  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.   "Placing and Dis-Placing the Dead". In Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf., Carole M. Cusack and Christopher Hartney, eds. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishing, pages 131-144.
---2009  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.  Preface to the New Edition.  Inequality Reconsidered: Models and Histories of Change, pp. viii-xii.  In, Inequality in New Guinea Highlands Societies. [Re-issued with corrections, 2009]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
---2008 Strathern A.J. and Pamela J. Stewart. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict, Overview.  (Updated and expanded), In, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 2nd Edition. published by Elsevier Inc., Oxford, pages 75-86.
---2007  Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.  Preface to the New Edition.  2007 Waves of Change, pp. xv-xviii.  In, The Rope of Moka. [Re-issued with corrections, 2007]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
---2007 Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.  Actors and Actions in 'Exotic' Places, pp. 95-108.  In, Wassmann, Jurg and Katharina Stockhaus (eds.) Experiencing New Worlds. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

John C.
Weidman
PhD, University of Chicago, 1974
5910 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-1772
weidman@pitt.edu
East Asia

2013    “Laos.” In James Ainsworth (Ed.), Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

2013    “Uzbekistan.” In James Ainsworth (Ed.), Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

2013    “Comparative, International and Development Education: A North American Perspective as Reflected in the Work of Rolland G. Paulston.” Pp. 126-144 in Shoko Yamada and Minoru Morishita (Eds.), Cultivating the Horizon of Comparative Education: Diverse Scholarship and Knowledge Collaboration (HIKAKU KYOUIKU-GAKU NO CHIHEI WO HIRAKU: TAYOUNA GAKUMON-KAN TO CHI NO KYOUDOU). Tokyo: Toshindo Publishing Co. (Japanese language publication).

 

2013     “Chinese Graduate Students’ Adjustment to Academic Demands in American Universities.” Tan, Tian and Weidman, John C. Pp. 118-131 in Tricia Coverdale-Jones (Ed.), Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Andrew N.
Weintraub
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
110 Music Building
412-624-4126
anwein@pitt.edu

2014    “Pop Goes Melayu: Indonesian Popular Music, 1968-1975.” In Sonic Modernities. Ed. Bart Barendregt. Leiden: Brill Press.

 

2013    “The Sound and Spectacle of Dangdut Koplo: Genre and Counter-Genre in East Java, Indonesia.” Asian Music.

 

2012     “The Audible Future: Reimagining the Role of Sound Archives and Sound Repatriation in Uganda.” [co-authored with Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza]. Ethnomusicology

 

Phil
Williams
PhD, University of Southampton, 1988
3932 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7637
ridgway1@pitt.edu

2012    “The Terrorism Debate Over Mexican Drug Trafficking Violence” in Terrorism and Political 

Violence, Vol. 24, No. 2; Special Issue: Intersections of Crime and Terror.

 

2010    “Organized Crime in Iraq: Strategic Surprise and Lessons for Future Contingencies.” Prism Vol 1 No. 2, pp. 47-68.

 

2010    “Afterword: criminal violence in Mexico – a dissenting analysis”, with Paul Kan, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Special Issue: Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels, Mercenaries and the Invasion of America).