Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-8807 (phone)
(540) 463-8498 (fax)
I am a cultural anthropologist with research interests in Post-Soviet
Jewry, most specifically Mountain Jews, but I have done some work on
Georgian Jews, Russian Jews, and Bukharan Jews.
Guest Editor of "Race Places: Changing Locations of Jewish Identities,"
a special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. Volume 8(2). July 2001.
My articles are entitled "Introduction" (pp. 163-171) and
"The Savage in the Jew: Race, Class, and the New Market in Post-Soviet Moscow" (pp. 283-312).
"Fist Fights at the Moscow Choral Synagogue: Ritual and Ethnicity in
Anthropological Quarterly 74 (2): 55-71. April 2001.