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Gershon, Ilana
Associate Professor of Performance and Ethnography
Department of Communication and Culture
800 E. Third St.
Room 227
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-3728     Fax: (812) 855-6014       E-mail: igershon@indiana.edu    

Ilana Gershon (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2001) is an associate professor of Performance and Ethnography, Dept. of Communication and Culture and adjunct professor of Anthropology, Indiana University. She has a wide range of interests, with an ethnographic focus in the Pacific. Her previous research has compared Samoan migrant experiences in New Zealand and the United States, focusing in particular on the contrasts between how governments and migrants understand what it means to have a culture. This culminated in a book, No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise Among Samoans in Diaspora (Cornell University Press 2012). She is currently looking at Maori members of the New Zealand parliament, exploring how indigenous self-representation in the national legislature has contributed to the current Maori Renaissance. She also studies the role of new media in the recession workplace.

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