Dr. Luke Eric Lassiter, a professor of Humanities and
Anthropology and director of the Graduate Humanities program, is
the co-editor of a new collection of essays, “Explorations in
Cultural Anthropology,” that reviews current anthropological
themes such as language, kinship, gender and belief systems. The
essays are written by anthropologists, journalists and scholars
in other disciplines.
Lassiter’s partner on the project is Dr. Colleen Boyd, an associate professor of anthropology at Ball State University.
“This was an exciting book to work on, especially because Dr. Boyd and I have discussed, researched and taught about many of these issues for years,” Lassiter said. “Several of the essays are classic anthropological essays, but most are contemporary writings that students will enjoy reading.”
Lassiter says the idea for the book was an outgrowth of one of his previous books, “Invitation to Anthropology,” which Boyd uses in her anthropology courses at Ball State.
“Dr. Lassiter is one of our most prolific faculty,” noted Dr. David J. Pittenger, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “We are proud that he is a member of our college for the depth of insight he brings to his courses.”
The book’s publisher is AltaMira Press and the book is available for purchase at www.altamirapress.com.
For more information contact Lassiter at ext.6-1923.
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