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Anthropology Faculty — Dr. Richard Robbins

SUNY Distinquished Teaching Professor in Anthropology

His 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 fo the year fro 1999 for Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism.

Recent Publications

  • 2011 Cultural Anthro. 4LTR Press.
  • 2011 Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (5th edition). Pearson.
  • 2010 Tulip Bulbs and Bursting Bubbles. Anthropology Now, Vo. 2, No. 1, 21-31.
  • 2009 Anthropologia Culturale: Un Approccio per Problemi (Italian translation of Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach. Edited by Gabriella D'Agostino and Vincenzo Matera. UTET Press.
  • 2009 The Prospect of Perpetual Growth in the Post-American World. (with Mary King) International Review of Modern Sociology, Vol. 35, no. 2 (Autumn).
  • 2009 Anthropologizing Economics: Lessons from the Latest Crisis. Anthropology News, 50:11-12.
  • 2009 Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach (5th Edition). Wadsworth (Centgage) Publishing.
  • 2009 Worlds in Motion: Globalization and the Environment, edited (with Gary Kroll). Altimira Press.
  • 2009 Globalization and the Environment: Introduction. In Worlds in Motion: Globalization and the Environment, edited (with Gary Kroll). Altimira Press.
  • 2008 Darwin, the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation. Edited (with Mark Cohen). Penquin Acadmic.
  • 2008 William Jennings Bryan and the Trial of John T. Scopes, in Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation. Allyn & Bacon Publishers.
  • 2008 Introduction: A Brief History and Rationale of the Debate, in Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation. Allyn & Bacon Publishers.
  • 2008 Mickey, Nickie, and Barbie: Kinderculture in America. In Reflections on America, edited by Clare L. Boulanger. Allyn & Bacon Publishers.
  • 2008 Anthropology and the Culture of the Classroom: Five Simple Tips for Building a Participatory Classroom Climate, in the Joys of Teaching Anthropology, edited by Pat Rice and David McCurdy. McGraw-Hill Publishers.
  • 2007 Polanyi's Paradox Revisited: A Proposal for Reconceptualizing Captial Accumulation. Cahiers Lillois d'Economie et de Sociologie, June 2007.

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Contact Dr. Richard Robbins

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