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Michèle D. Dominy

Vice President and Dean of the College; Professor of Anthropology

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Anthropology, Environmental and Urban Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Academic Expertise: Anthropology

Area of Specialization: Social and cultural anthropology

Biography:

A.B. (honors), Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Awards and fellowships: Cornell University and Center for International Studies; National Science Foundation; United States/New Zealand Council; Wenner-Gren Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; Cultural Heritage Conservation Research Centre at the University of Canberra; Bard Research Fund. Field research in New Zealand and Australia. Author, "Pulling the Right Thread," in The Ethnographic Life and Legacy of Jane C. Goodale (2008); Calling the Station Home: Place and Identity in New Zealand’s High Country (2001); and articles and reviews in Signs, New Zealand Women’s Studies Journal, Pacific Studies, Anthropology Today, Gender and Society, Pacific Affairs, Landfall: A New Zealand Quarterly, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Forest and Conservation History, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Forum, Cultural Anthropology, Man, Landscape Review, Current Anthropology, Journal of Political Ecology, Ecumene, The Contemporary Pacific, and edited volumes and proceedings. Guest coeditor of special issue of Anthropological Forum on “Critical Ethnography in the Pacific.” Served on the editorial board of American Anthropologist and on the board of the American Conference of Academic Deans. Past editor, Pacific Monograph Series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Honorary life member of the American Anthropological Association; Fellow of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Royal Anthropological Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Society for Applied Anthropology. Evaluator, Middle States Commission on Higher Education. At Bard since 1981.
Interests:

Research Interests: attachment to place; mountain and range lands; settler descendent populations; New Zealand and Australia; national parks and protected areas

Teaching Interests: anthropology of place; ethnography of communication; anthropology of religion; interpretive anthropology; cultural identity and the nation state

Other Interests: anthropology and literature; anthropology and exploration; empire and ecology

Contact:

Phone: 845-758-7421
Website: http://anthropology.bard.edu/faculty/profiles.shtml?id=8451130
E-mail: dominy@bard.edu