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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

Brian Joseph Gilley

Brian

Professor, Anthropology Department

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  • PhD Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 2002
  • Master of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1994
  • Associates of Science, St. Gregory’s University, 1992
  • Scuola Italiana, Middlebury College

Geographical Areas of Specialization: Contemporary and historic Italy, Native North America

Topical Interests:

Profile

Dr. Gilley’s research engages the logic of late liberalism with a focus on the relationship between ‘tradition,’ power, and cultural practices of colonialism. Dr. Gilley's most recent ethnographic and historic field projects investigate the role of affinity between the Italian colonies and the homeland.  This research includes projects on the colonial uses of sport during the interwar period, body nostalgia among vintage sport enthusiasts and the creation of a pan-Mediterraneanism between North Africa and Italy.

Dr. Gilley has also conducted research on gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS among American Indians (specifically GLBTQ:2-Spirit) as well as performance enhancing drug use among collegiate and professional cyclists.

Selected Publications

Books

2016 Queering the Countryside, Edited Volume with Mary Gray and Colin Johnson, NYU Press.

2014 A Longhouse Fragmented: Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the Nineteenth Century, SUNY Press.

2011 Critical Queer Indigenous Interventions, University of Arizona Press,
Edited volume with S. Morgenson, Q. Driscoll and C. Finley (equal responsibility).

2006 Becoming Two-Spirit: The Search for Self and Social Acceptance in
Indian Country
, University of Nebraska Press.

Articles

Gilley, B.J. (2015) Per tutti i miei parenti: gay indiani americani e relazioni familiari, Famiglie, omesessualità, genitorialità: Pratiche e narrazioni del vivere assieme, R. Parisi, ed. Firenze, IT: SEID Editori.

Gilley, B.J.(2014) Queer Indigenous Entropy: Sexual Circulation and the Conquest Narrative, Anthropology of Consciousness 25(2): 192 - 207.

Gilley, B.J.(2014) Joyous Discipline: Two-Spirit Men’s Autonomy and the Authority of Cultural Conservatives, American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Gilley, B.J. (2014)  Cycling Nostalgia:  Authenticity, Tourism and Social Critique in Tuscany, Sport in History, Special Issue: Sport's Relationship with Other Leisure Industries, 34(2): 340 - 57.

Gilley, B.J. (2012) Gay American Indian Men’s Mobility and Sexual Sedentarism in the United States Census Rules of Residence, Human Organization, 71(2):  149 – 156.

Gilley, B.J. (2010), “A Balance of Authority:  Ponca Women’s Cultural Autonomy through the Appropriation of the Ethnographic Interview” INTERTEXTS: a Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection 14(2): 43-52.

Gilley, B.J.  (2010) Native Sexual Inequalities: American Indian Cultural Conservative Homophobia and the Problem of Tradition, Sexualities, 13 (1): 47-68. 

Gilley, B.J. & M. Keesee (2007) Linking ‘White Oppression’ and HIV/AIDS in American Indian etiology:  Conspiracy Beliefs among AI MSMs and their peers, American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research:  The Journal of the National Center 14(1):  34 - 51. 

Gilley, B.J.(2006) “Snag Bags”:  Adapting Condoms to Community Values in American Indian Communities, Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 8(6): 1-12. 

Gilley, B.J. (2006) Cyclist Subjectivity:  Corporeal Management and the Inscription of Suffering, Anthropological Notebooks: Društvo antropologov Slovenije, 12 (2): 53 - 64.

Gilley, B.J.(2004) Making Traditional Spaces:  Cultural Compromise at Two-Spirit Gatherings in Oklahoma, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 28 (2): 81-95.

Chapters

Gilley, B.J. (2011), Two-Spirit Men’s Sexual Survivance against the Inequality of Desire In Critical Queer Indigenous Interventions, S. Morgenson, B. Gilley, Q. Driscoll and C. Finley, eds, University of Arizona Press.

Morgenson, S., B.J. Gilley, Q. Driscoll and C. Finley (2011)  Introduction, In Critical Queer Indigenous Interventions, S.Morgenson, B. Gilley, Q. Driscoll and C. Finley, eds, University of Arizona Press. 

Finley, C., Q. Driscoll, S. Mogenson and B.J. Gilley (2011) The Revolution Is for Everyone: Imagining an Emancipatory Future through Queer Indigenous Critical Theories, In Critical Queer Indigenous Interventions, S.Morgenson, B. Gilley, Q. Driscoll and C. Finley, eds, University of Arizona Press.

Gilley, B.J. (2010) Sherry Ortner In Fifty Key Anthropologists, R. Gordon, A. Lyons and H. Lyons, Eds.  New York:  Routledge Press.

Gilley, B.J. †* (2015) Per tutti i miei parenti: gay indiani americani e relazioni familiari, Famiglie, omesessualità, genitorialità: Pratiche e narrazioni del vivere assieme, R. Parisi, ed. Firenze, IT: SEID Editori.