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Bilinda Straight

Bilinda Straight

Office: (269) 387-0409

1001 Moore Hall

Mailing address
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5306

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1997

Research interests
Human condition, experience, death, landscape, memory, indigenous histories, sexuality, violence, gender, adornment, material culture

Regional focus: East Africa and the U.S.

Bilinda Straight works in northern Kenya on issues relating to gender, sexuality, interethnic violence, religion, and material culture. She is currently working on a multi-disciplinary, collaborative bio-cultural-archaeology project relating to pastoralist landscapes. She is also continuing her ongoing work on interethnic violence in northern Kenya with a collaborative, multi-year project sponsored by National Science Foundation (#0822915, with Ivy Pike, University of Arizona): The Violence of "Small Wars," Poverty and Health in Three Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya.

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