Anthropology Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Richard Robbins

Chair of Anthropology
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in Anthropology

Dr. Robbins’ teaching interests include courses on global problems, utopian societies, Indigenous peoples of North America, comparative religion, and activist anthropology. He has conducted research among Indigenous peoples of Canada and fishing communities in Northeastern New Brunswick.

His hobbies include biking, hiking, reading, and sailing.

You can visit his website, Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, check some of his other Web publications or find out more about the evils of consumption and why he is worried about his daughter at Nickie, Mickey, and Barbie.

 

Education

  • Ph. D., University of North Carolina
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Teaching Areas

  • Comparative cultures
  • Global issues
  • Culture and belief
  • Anthropology and food
  • Anthropology of stuff
  • Utopian societies

Awards

  • American Anthroplogical Association Teacher of the Year Award
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Selection by Choice (the Journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries) for an Outstanding Academic Title of the year fro 1999 for Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

Recent Publications

  • Robbins, R. H. (2016). Cultural anthropology: A problem-based approach (7th ed.). Boston, MA, United States: Cengage Learning.
  • Robbins, R. H., & Di Muzio, T. (2016). Debt as power. United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2014). Debt and the Monetary Foundations of Inequality. Anthropology News, 55, 14–15. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/j.1556-3502.2013.541102.x/abstract
  • Robbins, R. H., & Armstrong, J. (2015). Rites of passage: Male. In Whelehan, P. E., & Bolin, A. (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of human sexuality (1059-1114). Harlow, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd).
  • Robbins, R. H. (2014). Global problems and the culture of capitalism (6th ed.). Boston, MA, United States: Pearson Education (US).
  • Robbins, R. H. (2014). Globalne problemy a kultura kapitalizmu. (Dymczyk, S. Trans.). Poznań: Wydawnictwo Pro Publico.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2014). Global problems and the culture of capitalism (Korean Translation). Korea: Dolbegae Publishing Company.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2013) Coffee, fair trade, and the Commodification of morality. Reviews in Anthropology, 42(4), 243–263.
  • Robbins, R. H., & Dowty, R. (2013). Cultural Anthro 2 (2nd ed.). United States: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2011). Reflections on Robert Gordon’s going abroad: Traveling like an anthropologist and international study programs. General Anthropology, 18(1), 1–10. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2012). Cultural anthropology: A problem-based approach (6th ed.). Boston, MA, United States: Cengage Learning.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2011). Neoliberalism, Race and Racism. In Mason, P. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of race and racism (2nd ed.) (252-255). Boston, MA, United States: Cengage Learning.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2011). Cultural Anthro. Boston, MA, United States: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2010). Global problems and the culture of capitalism (5th ed.). Boston, MA, United States: Pearson Education.
  • Robbins, R. H. (2010). Tulip Bulbs and Bursting Bubbles. Anthropology Now, 2(1), 21–31

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Contact Dr. Richard Robbins

Office: Redcay Hall 131
Phone: (518) 564-4006
Email: richard.robbins@plattsburgh.edu