- Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
- PhD, Brandeis University, 1999 (Anthropology)
- MA, Brandeis University, 1992 (Antrhopology)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Berber studies
- Language, performance and identity
- Colonial and postcolonial formations
- Textuality and discourse, with particular emphasis on the Middle East, North Africa, and France.
Office: 800 E. Third Street
Phone: (812) 855-3232
Courses Recently Taught
- Research in Communications and Culture
- Ethnography as Cultural Criticism
- Performance, Culture, and Power in the Middle East
- "From Village to Vinyl: Genealogies of New Kabyle Song." Emergences: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures 13 (2003): 75–93.
- "The Half-Lives of Texts: Poetry, Politics, and Ethnography in Kabylia, Algeria." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 12 (2002): 157–88.
- "The Proverbial Bourdieu: Habitus and the Politics of Representation in the Ethnography of Kabyli." American Anthropologist 105 (2003): 782–93.
- "Reinterpreting the Berber Spring: From Rite of Reversal to Site of Convergence." Journal of North African Studies 9 (2004): 60–82.
- "Singers, Saints, and the Construction of Postcolonial Subjectivities in Algeria." Ethos 26 (1998): 204–28.