Category Archives: Cultural Anthropology

Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…

Musical Encounters in Korean Christianity

A review of Musical Encounters in Korean Christianity: A Trans-Pacific Narrative, by Hyun Kyong Chang. Hyun Kyong Chang’s dissertation, Musical Encounters in Korean Christianity: A…

Religious Rituals in the Tyva Republic

A review of Finding Minds in the Natural World: Dynamics of the Religious System in the Tyva Republic, by Benjamin Purzycki. This dissertation represents an…

Environmentalism in Iran

A review of Remaking Nature in Iran: Environmentalism, Science and the Nation, by Satoshi Abe. Satoshi Abe’s dissertation Remaking Nature in Iran: Environmentalism, Science and…

HIV Counseling Practices

A review of HIV/AIDS Counseling Practices: Experiences and Perspectives of Counselors, by Apurvakumar Pandya. Apurvakumar Pandya’s dissertation explores the process of HIV/AIDS counseling in the context…

The (Geo)Politics of Korean Cosmetic Surgery

A review of The (Geo)Politics of Beauty: Race, Transnationalism, and Neoliberalism in South Korean Beauty Culture, by Sharon Heijin Lee. This dissertation takes an interdisciplinary…