Robert Phillips cultural anthropologistrfphillips@bsu.edu

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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 PhD students in both departments.  I am also research associate in the Department of Anthropology at […]

Current Research
Current Research

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 Spring 2015, I am teaching two courses – ANTH 101 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) and ANTH 459/559 (Ethnographic Research Method

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 qualitative and quantitative analysis of efficacy of online education. My main areas of interest/specialization are digital […]