Dr. David L. Crawford  

Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and International Studies 

Fairfield University

North Benson Rd., Fairfield  CT 06824

Office: Donnarumma 215; (203) 254-4000 x3454

DCrawford@fairfield.edu
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 Publications  *  Presentations  * Awards * Courses 
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Education

2001      Ph.D. Anthropology, UCSB
              “Work and Identity in the Moroccan High Atlas”
1996      M.A. Anthropology, UCSB
1989      B.A. American Studies, CSUF

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(photo by Bart Deseyn)   

                  

Publications (Access to many of these publications can be found here.)

Books

Nostalgia for the Present: Photography and Ethnography in Berber Morocco (with Bart Deseyn) under review with Leiden University Press)
Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding (co-edited with Rachel Newcomb).  Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2013.

Moroccan Households in the World Economy: Labor and Inequality in a Berber Village.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 2008.  ***Winner: Julian Steward Award 


Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews

"Inventive Articulation: How High Atlas Farmers Put the Global to Work" under review for a special edition of the The Journal of North African Studies.

"The Power of Babies" in Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding (edited by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb).  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.  2013.

"Globalization from the Ground Up" in Applying Cultural Anthropology, 9th edition.  Aaron Podolefsky, Peter Brown and Scott Lacy, editors.  McGraw Hill.  Pp. 289-294. 2012

Review of The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman. The Middle East Journal. Vol. 66, No.1, Pp. 184-185. 2012. 

What Lula Lacks: Grappling with the Discourse of Autism at Home and in the Field” (with Hillary Haldane) in Anthropology TodayVol. 26, No.3. Pp. 24-26. 2010.

“Globalization Begins at Home: Children’s Wage Labor and the High Atlas Household” in Berbers and Others: Shifting Parameters of Identity in the Contemporary Maghrib" eds. Katherine E. Hoffman and Susan Gilson Miller. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2010. Pp. 127-149.

“How Life is Hard: Visceral Notes on Meaning and Order” in Clifford Geertz in Morocco, ed. Susan Slyomovics. London: Routledge. 2010. Pp. 199-217. 

“How Life is Hard: Visceral Notes on Meaning and Order” in a special edition of the  The Journal of North African Studies, entitled “Clifford Geertz in Morocco,” ed. Susan Slyomovics,   Vol.14, No. 3-4, Pp. 523-541. 2009.

Review of Beyond Bodies: Rainmaking and Sense Making in Tanzania by Todd Sanders.  Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol. 15, No. 4, Pp. 898-899. 2009.

Review of Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity by Cynthia Becker. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Vol. 15, No. 3, Pp. 631-632. 2009.

“Moroccan Households in the World Economy”in Anthropology News. Pg. 51. May 2009.

"Making Imazighen: Rural Berber Women, Household Organization, and the Production of Free Men" in North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reappraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities, eds. Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. Pp. 329-346. 2007.
"On the Sluggishness of Cities" in
Anthropology News. Pg. 30. April 2007.
"The Temporality of Resistance" in Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom, ed. Robert Fletcher.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. 2006.
"Royal Interest in Local Culture: The Politics and Potential of Morocco’s Imazighen” in
Nationalism and Minority Identities in Islamic Societies, ed. Maya Shatzmiller. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press. Pp. 164-194. 2005.
"Labor of the Undead: Segmentarity, Globalization and the Temporality of Inequality" in Prologues: La revue maghrébine du livre. No. 32. Rabat, Morocco. Pp. 24-34. 2005.
"Amazigh Activism and the Moroccan State" (with Paul Silverstein) in The Middle East Report, issue 233. Ed. Chris Toensing.  Pp. 44-48. Washington, D.C.: MERIP 2004.
"Arranging the Bones: Culture, Time and In/equality in Berber Labor Organization” in
Ethnos Vol 68, No 4. Pp. 463-486. 2003.
“The Intellectual Economy of an Anthropology of Change” in Anthropology in Action Vol. 9, No. 1. Pp. 3-12.  2002.
“Morocco’s Invisible Imazighen” in the The Journal of North African Studies Vol. 7, No. 1, Pp. 53-70. 2002.
"The Salience of Local Labor Organization in Morocco's High Atlas" Case study on "Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation," Mountain Forum E-consultation for the UNEP / Bishkek Global Mountain Summit. 2002.

How 'Berber' Matters in the Middle of Nowhere” in The Middle East Report, issue 219, Culture and Politics.  Ed. Chris Toensing.  Pp. 20-25.  Washington, D.C.: MERIP 2001.
*** Winner:
 Phillip Shehadi  New Writers Award.
“The High Atlas” in
Fodor’s Morocco, ed. Christine Cipriani.  First edition.  New York: Random House. 2000.

Presentations 

"Ethnography and Photography in Morocco's High Atlas" for the Moroccan Studies Program at the Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University.  Cambridge, MA., February 9, 2012.

“Nostalgia for the Present: Picturing Rural Berber Life Today” at the Middle East Studies Association Meetings.  Washington, D.C., December 2, 2011.

“Production and Reproduction” panel organizer at the American Anthropological Association 109th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  November 17th, 2010.

“Inventive Articulation and Unintended Consequences: How High Atlas Farmers Put the Global To Work,” at the conference “Viewing the Scene: Global & Local in North Africa,” sponsored by The Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA). Oran, Algeria. June 28, 2010.

“The Power of Babies” at the Middle East Studies Association Meetings. Boston, MA., November 21, 2009.

“Moroccan Households in the World Economy” presented as the inaugural lecture of the “Writing Culture” lecture series, City University of New York, York Campus. October 29, 2009.

“Translating Lula: Making Sense of Autism at Home and in the Field” (with Hillary Haldane) at the Society for Medical Anthropology Meetings. New Haven, CT. September 26, 2009.

“Globalization Begins at Home: A Household Perspective on The Expansion of the Wage Labor Economy” at Purdue University. Lafayette, IN. March 30, 2009

How Life is Hard: Visceral Notes on Meaning and Order” at the workshop “Clifford Geertz in Morocco: Islam Re-Observed.” The University of California, Los Angeles, December 6 – 10, 2007.

 “Even Saints Work Now: Igurramen and Development in Morocco’s High Atlas” at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.   November 30, 2007.

Unequal Times: Rural Berber Households in the Global Economy” at the Middle East Studies Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada, November 20, 2007.

"Globalization Begins at Home: Children's Wage Labor and the High Atlas Household," at the conference "Berbers and Others: Shifting Parameters of Ethnicity in the Contemporary Maghrib," Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies, April 29-30, 2006.
"Temporalities of Inequality and Timeframes of Development" at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings, Vancouver, B.C., March 30, 2006.
"Making Imazighen: Rural Berber Women, Household Organization, and the Production of Free Men" at the conference "The Berbers and Other Minorities in North Africa," Oregon State University, Portland, OR on May 13, 2005
"Sense and Sensibility: Modern Anthropology in a Posthuman World" at "Redefining the Modern Anthropologist," the second annual California Undergraduate Anthropology Conference, April 23 - 24, 2005.
"The End of the World (as we know it): Offensive Anthropology at the Imperial Center" at "The Future of Anthropology," the first annual California Undergraduate Anthropology Conference, May 15, 2004.
“The Political Economy of Berber Identity in Morocco” for an invited panel on ‘Nationalism and Minority Identity in Islamic Societies’ at the University of Western Ontario. December 8, 2001.
“Cultivating Identity in the Moroccan High Atlas” presented at the American Association for Maghrib Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago.  April 21, 2001.
“The Global Order from the Edge of the Grid: Modernity in the Moroccan High Atlas” presented in the University of California, Santa Cruz seminar series.  April 16, 2001
"The Intellectual Economy of an Anthropology of Change" presented at the London School of Economics conference, "The Anthropology of Change."  November 24-26, 2000
“Fire in the Atlas: Land, Labor and Identity in the Moroccan High Atlas” presented at UCSB in Anthropology 2, Introduction to Anthropology, March 2000
“Reading the Dirt: Interpreting the Material Relations of Contemporary Subsistence Farmers” presented in the UCSB Anthropology Brown Bag Series, October 1999
Structuring Inequality in the Moroccan High Atlas” presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meetings, Chicago, Ill., November 1999
“The Technology of Subsistence in the Moroccan High Atlas” presented at UCSB in Anthropology 110, Technology and Culture, November 1999
“On Top of the Middle of the Edge of Nowhere: The Human Circuits of the Moroccan Highlands” presented at the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) national meetings, Chicago, IL., November 1998
“The Social Foundation of Berber Identity Formation” presented at the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) national meetings, San Francisco, CA., November 1997

Awards 

2012     The George Lang Award for service to the university.

2009    Alpha Sigma Nu (The Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities) Teacher of the Year, Fairfield University.

2009    Julian Steward Award for the “best monograph in environmental/ecological anthropology” for Moroccan Households in the World Economy, Anthropology and Environment Section, American Anthropological Association

2003    Academic Senate Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, UCSB (nominee)
2002    Kappa Kappa Gamma Favorite Faculty Award, UCSB
2002    Outstanding Faculty Member --Residence Hall Selection, UCSB
2000     Phillip Shehadi  New Writers Award for “How Berber Matters in the Middle of Nowhere”
            Middle East Research and Information Project MERIP, Washington, D.C.
1997     Academic Senate Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Social Sciences, UCSB
1997     Graduate Student Association Outstanding Teaching Assistant, UCSB (nominee)

Grants and Fellowships

2009              American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Summer Research Grant
2009              Humanities Institute Grant -- Fairfield University
2008              Fairfield University Summer Research Grant  
2003-2004     Fulbright Research in Morocco
2002               American Institute of Maghrib Studies -- Summer Travel Fellowship
2002               Summer Academy fellowship for  “Ties that Bind and Kin that Matter: Conceptualising Social  Order in the Near East and North Africa.”  July 22 - August 2, 2002.  Mitarbeiterin Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
2000-2001     Visiting Research Student -- Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
2000-2001     University of California President's Dissertation Year Fellowship
1999-2000     Graduate Division Dissertation Writing Fellowship -- UCSB
1998-1999     Social Science Research Council, Near and Middle East Program -- Dissertation Research
                       Fellowship
1998-1999    American Institute of Maghrib Studies – Dissertation Research Fellowship
1998              Travel Grant – Islamic and Near Eastern Studies Program – UCSB
1997-1998     Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
1996              Travel Grant – Graduate Division – UCSB
1996              Elman Service Award -- Department of Anthropology, UCSB
1996             Summer Intensive Language Course funding -- Program in Near Eastern Studies,  UCSB

Teaching Experience

Courses at Fairfield University
      
        Fall 2013 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2013 Philosophy and Economic Anthropology

        Fall 2013 Culture and Political Economy
        Fall 2012 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2012 Ethnographic Knowledge and Practice
        Spring 2012 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2012 Culture and Inequality
        Fall 2001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2011 Culture and Political Economy
        Spring 2011 Culture and Political Economy
        Spring 2011 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2010 North African Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2010 Culture and Political Economy
        Spring 2010  Practicum in International Research
        Fall 2009 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2009 Culture and Political Economy (11 a.m. class)
        Fall 2009 Culture and Political Economy (5 p.m. class)
        Spring 2009 North African Society and Culture
        Spring 2009 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2009 Culture and Political Economy
        Fall 2008 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2008 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2008 Culture and Political Economy
        Spring 2008 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2008 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2008 Practicum in International Research
        Fall 2007 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5 - 6:15 Tues, Thurs section)
        Fall 2007 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (7 - 9:30 Thurs section)
        Fall 2007 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2007 Practicum in International Research      
        Spring 2007 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2007 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2007 Minds and Bodies
        Fall 2006 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2006 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2006 Culture and Inequality
        Spring 2005 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2005 Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2005 Culture and Inequality
        Fall 2004  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2004  Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2004  Ethnographic Knowledge and Practice
        Spring 2004  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Spring 2004  Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Spring 2004  Culture and Inequality
        Fall 2003   Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
        Fall 2003   Islamic Societies and Cultures
        Fall 2003   Culture and Inequality

Courses Taught at UCSB

    Spring 2006  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Spring 2006  Nationalism and the State
    Winter 2006  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology 2)
    Winter 2006  Culture and Inequality (Anthropology 197)
    Spring  2003     Technology and Culture (Anthropology 110)
    Spring  2003    Social Organization (Anthropology 114)
    Spring  2003    Contemporary Social Theory (Anthropology 143)
    Winter  2003   Culture and Society in North Africa
    Winter  2003   Culture and Inequality (undergrad course)
    Fall  2002   Introduction to Anthropology
    Fall  2002   Culture and Inequality (graduate course)
    Spring  2002   Social Organization
    Spring  2002   Borderlands
    Winter  2002   Introduction to Anthropology
    Summer  2000   Technology and Culture
    Summer  2000   Introduction to Anthropology
    Summer  1997   Social Organization

 Other teaching experience

1995-97 Lead Teaching Assistant for the Department of Anthropology, UCSB
1994-99 Teaching Assistant -- Departments of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, UCSB
     1994  Fall        Cultural Anthropology                              Dr. Napoleon Chagnon
     1995 Winter     Introduction to Cultural Anthropology      Dr. Mattison Mines
     1995 Spring      Introduction to Physical Anthropology     Dr. Don Symons
     1995 Fall          Introduction to Cultural Anthropology      Dr. Napoleon Chagnon
     1996 Winter     Mayan Archaeology                                Dr. Mark Aldenderfer
     1996 Spring      Introduction to Cultural Anthropology      Dr. Elvin Hatch
     1996 Fall          Introduction to Environmental Studies      Dr. Anita Guerrini
     1997 Winter     The Idea of Nature                                  Dr. Jim Proctor
     1997 Spring      Human Population                                   Dr. David Cleveland
     1999 Winter     Technology and Culture                           Dr. Francesca Bray
     2001 Fall         Media and Law                                       Dr. Dan Linz

Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)
American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS)
Anthropology Graduate Student Association, UCSB (Co-President 1999-2000)