Robert Phillips cultural anthropologistrfphillips@bsu.edu

About
Jerusalem Pride 2015
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Current Students
About
About

I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Ball State University and an affiliated faculty member at The University of Haifa. 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 […]

Current Research
Jerusalem Pride 2015

My current research examines the effects of new media on the tensions between religious and sexual identity experienced by several communities of newly observant Jewish gay men in Jerusalem, Israel and Boro Park, New York. This study, which builds upon research conducted in Jerusalem in 2015 and 2016, uses participant observation, semi-structured interviewing, focus groups, and archival […]

Publications
Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles 2018 Im/possibilities in the Field: Lessons from Jerusalem In Sex: Ethnographic Encounters. Richard Martin and Dieter Haller, eds. London: Bloomsbury. (In Contract) 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 […]

Teaching
Teaching

During Summer 2017 I will be teaching three courses: ANTH 111 (Anthropology, Culture, Globalization), ANTH 450 (Ethnographic Field School: Ritual and Belief in India) 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 […]