Stephen Palmié

Stephan Palmié


Phone(773) 834-1576

LocationHaskell 212

Areas of Study and Research

Anthropology and Sociology of Religion

Faculty Associated Faculty; Norman & Edna Freehling Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College and Director of Undergraduate Studies

(D.Phil, U Munich 1989; Habilitation, U Munich 1999)

Professor Palmié conducts ethnographic and historical research on Afro-Caribbean cultures, with an emphasis on Afro-Cuban religious formations and their relations to the history and cultures of a wider Atlantic world. His other interests include practices of historical representation and knowledge production, systems of slavery and unfree labor, constructions of race and ethnicity, conceptions of embodiment and moral personhood, medical anthropology, and the anthropology of food and cuisine.