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Carolyn Rouse

  • Anthropology
Position: Faculty Associate
Title: Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Center for African American Studies.
Office: 129 Aaron Burr
Phone: 609-258-4556
Carolyn Rouse

Faculty Associates


Carolyn Rouse (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (2004) and Uncertain Suffering: Racial Healthcare Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease (UC Press Berkeley). She is finishing a co-written book entitled Televised Redemption: The Media Production of Black Jews, Christians and Muslims. Her current book project, Development Hubris: Adventures Trying to Save the World , examines discourses of charity and development and is tied to her own project building a high school in a fishing village in Ghana. In addition to being an anthropologist, Rouse is also a filmmaker. She has produced, directed, and/or edited a number of documentaries including Chicks in White Satin (1994), a film about a lesbian wedding; and Purification to Prozac: Treating Mental Illness in Bali (1998).