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Liam Buckley

Dr. Liam Buckley

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Sheldon Hall 117
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: bucklelm (at) jmu (dot) edu


BA, University of Essex ( UK )
MA, University of New Mexico
Ph.D., University of Virginia.


Cultural Anthropology, History of Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Genres and Methods, Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Film

Research Interests:

Africa, Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Studies, Aesthetics, Material Culture, Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of Art, Photography, Adornment


2014 Photography and Photo-Elicitation after Colonialism.  Cultural Anthropology.  29:4 

David Bowie is… (Exhibit Review).  American Anthropologist.  116 (3): 653-655.

2013 Portrait Photography in a Postcolonial Age: How Beauty Tells the Truth.  In Portrait Photography in Africa. Elizabeth Cameron and John Peffer,eds. (Indiana University Press)

Cine-film, Film-strips and the Devolution of Colonial Photography in The Gambia.  History of Photography 34.2:147-157 (2010)

Photography, Elegance and the Aesthetics of Citizenship In Visual Sense: A Cultural Reader. Elizabeth Edwards and Kaushik Bhaumik , eds. New York: Berg Press (2008)

Gridwork: Gambian Colonial Photography. Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture 2:40-55 (2008)

Studio Photography and the Aesthetics of Citizenship in The Gambia In Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden, and Ruth B. Phillips, eds, 61-85. New York: Berg Press (2006)

Just Showing a Movie? Anthropology News 47(5):64 (2006)

Objects of Love and Decay: Colonial Photographs in a Postcolonial Archive. Cultural Anthropology 20(2): 249-270 (2005)

Some Notes on Posing in The Gambia. Anthropology News 46(4): 40-40. (2005)

Self and Accessory in Gambian Studio Photography. Visual Anthropology Review 16(2):71-91 (2001)