Associate Professor of Anthropology

polancmb@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

M.A., Ph. D. University of Virginia
B.A. New York Univerisity

Teaching

Cultural anthropology; History of Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology; Space/Culture/Power; Medical Anthropology; African-American Culture and History (IDLS Capstone); Punishment and the State

Research

African-American anthropology; social space; race & politics of racial identity; cultural geography; history production; politics of memory

Publications

2008. Guest Editor (with Heather Horst), special issue of Home Cultures 5(1).

2008. “Gating Union: The Politics of Making a Historically Black Community.” Home Cultures 5(1):27-48.

2007. “Making Moonshine: Thick Histories in a U.S. Historically Black Community.” Anthropology and Humanism 32(1):52-61.

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