Robert Phillips cultural anthropologistrfphillips@bsu.edu

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Jerusalem Pride 2015
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About
About

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Ball State University. From 2011-2014, I was an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba. I continue to supervise M.A. and PhD students in both departments.  I am also research associate in the Department […]

Current Research
Jerusalem Pride 2015

I am currently working on two projects. At this time, I am framing a new ethnographic project that looks at gay Jewish men who are becoming baalei teshuva or ‘masters of redemption.’ These gay Jews were raised in a  variety of Jewish traditions and stopped practicing their faith for periods of time, but are now returning to a more Orthodox […]

Publications
Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles 2014 Abjection. Short essay commissioned for inaugural issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly, “Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a Twenty- First-Century Transgender Studies,’’ 1(1-2): 19-21. 2014 “And I am also gay”: Illiberal Pragmatics, Homonormativity, and LGBT Activism in Singapore. Manuscript solicited for special issue of Anthropologica – “Queer Anthropology/l’anthropologie queer” 56(1): 45-54. 2013 “We […]

Teaching
Teaching

During Fall 2016, I will be teaching three courses – ANTH 101 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology), ANTH 111 (Anthropology, Culture, and Globalization) and ANTH 479/679 (Unpaid Internship in Anthropology).

Current Students
Current Students

Letters of recommendation I am happy to write letters of recommendation for current and former students. Before asking me for a letter, ask yourself the following questions:  How well do I know this professor? Have I interacted with him before or after class meetings?  Have I talked to him about my possible academic/professional goals before asking […]

Potential Students
Potential Students

Potential MA Students Ball State is home to a quickly growing MA program in Anthropology. Currently I am supervising students working on a variety of projects including the cultural aspects of new and emerging technology in the funeral industry and anthropological approaches to military technology. My main areas of interest/specialization are digital anthropology/ethnography, Internet studies, sexuality […]