I am an assistant professor of anthropology at UM-St. Louis.
studied anthropology at the Australian National University, and have
conducted research in urban Australia and in the Middle East.
My current research focuses on Arabic grammar instruction in the
Middle East. I am particularly interested in cognition, knowledge
and scholarship as culturally and socially embedded processes.
research has dealt with such themes as kinship, gender and
sexuality, again with a strong emphasis on cognition, and with such
issues as epistemology, methodology and the ontology of social
sciences. These themes are also central components of my teaching.
You can find
out more by using the links on the panel above.
the site: The links in the panel on top lead to different
pages within this site that contain more information about my research, my
publications and my teaching. The left panel contains links
to the different bodies on campus with which I am affiliated.
Other relevant links (which vary from page to page) can be found on the right panel.
web page and the others in this site are supposed to be easily viewed
with all major browsers. If
are any problems with the way the pages appear, or if you have any
suggestions for improvement of the content or the presentation, please let me know.
New on the site?
Other than this page, not much. In fact, this is the first
I have updated anything on this site since June 2006. Over the
next few weeks I will update more of the material, so please visit
again sometime soon.