Robert Phillips cultural anthropologistrfphillips@bsu.edu

About
Jerusalem Pride 2015
Publications
Teaching
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

In my current research project, I use the discourse around various Jewish smartphone apps as a way of thinking about the larger and more complicated relationships between contemporary Orthodox communities and new technologies. I look at online debates among Orthodox Jews in the United States and Israel, focusing on how the prohibition against using technology […]

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 Spring 2018 I will be teaching three courses: ANTH 101 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) 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 […]