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Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology. Minor Field, Feminist Studies. Dissertation “‘Hiding In the Open:’ Whiteness and Citizenship in the (Re)production of Difference in Jamaica.”

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. Major: Anthropology, Minor: French and Women’s Studies.

Research Interests

Ethnographic methods; feminist theory and methodologies; critical race theory; citizenship and nationalism; transnational whitenesses; the operation of whiteness as identity, ideology, and structural apparatus; colonial and postcolonial theory; sexuality and the state; color/race; gender and class in the Caribbean and United States.

Lisa Anderson-Levy

Professor of Anthropology

 Email: levyl@beloit.edu  Phone: 608-363-2293   Room 110, Godfrey Hall

Lisa Anderson-Levy encourages students to apply theoretical frameworks they learn in her classes to their lives and social worlds beyond the campus.

As an anthropologist, Lisa is concerned with the difference difference makes in the world and is invested in providing students with tools to understand their worlds. Thus she encourages students to apply theoretical frameworks they learn in her classes to their lives and social worlds beyond the campus. Students learn that who they are matters in the world, that the histories of identities matter in contemporary contexts, and how they both benefit from and are harmed by structural relationships of power.

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