Dr. Alma Gottlieb
Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
607 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
- Contact Instructor
- Tues., 2-5 pm
Emeritus ProfessorView CV - Visit Website
- 1993 Small Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. For fieldwork on Beng infants, summer 1993.
- 2012 European Commission/U.S. Department of Education (via the European Union Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Faculty Research/Course Development Grant
- 1996 Summer Faculty Award, National Endowment for the Humanities. For writing of The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: Infants and Infant Care in West Africa
- 2015 Jacobs Foundation (Zurich). Residency fellowship at Marbach Castle (Germany) to complete A World of Babies (fully revised second edition, co-edited with Judy DeLoache). Summer 2015.
- 1985 Faculty Fellowship, Travel to Collections Program, National Endowment for the Humanities. To conduct research in the French National Archives (Overseas Section, Paris) on colonial-era Beng society, summer 1985.
- 1991 Summer Faculty Award, National Endowment for the Humanities. For writing of Parallel Worlds (co-authored with Philip Graham).
- 1992-93 Fellowship for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, To research a new project on cultural constructions of Beng infancy, AY 1992-93. Release from two semesters of teaching plus fieldwork funds
- 1999 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. For writing of The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: Infants and Infant Care Practices in West Africa. January 1999 - December 1999
- 2006 National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Faculty Award. For new fieldwork project among Cape Verdean immigrants in Lisbon, summer 2006.
- 1982-83 Dissertation Grant in Women's Studies, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. For writing of dissertation, AY 1982-83.
- 1979-81 International Doctoral Research Fellowship, Africa Program, Social Science Research Council. For fourteen months of doctoral fieldwork among the Beng of Ivory Coast and six months of dissertation write-up, Sept. 1979 – May 1981.
- 1982-83 Constance L. Tomkies Endowed Fellowship, American Association of University Women. For writing of dissertation, AY 1982-83.
- Alma Gottlieb-Professional Website
- Audio of talk at the University of London: First acts of violence: reflections on breastfeeding and enemas in West Africa
- The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: The Culture of Infancy in West Africa (excerpt from Ch. 1)
- Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa (by Alma Gottlieb and Philip Graham) (publisher's page)
- The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: The Culture of Infancy in West Africa (6 short videos of Beng infants)
- A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies (ed. Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb) (publisher's page)
- Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought
- Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation (ed. Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb) (publisher's page)
- Combined Graduate/Advanced Undergraduate Level: Africans in Europe; Religions of Africa; Infants and Young Children in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Method; Writing Ethnography; Cultures of Africa; Religion in Anthropological Perspective; Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology
- Graduate Level: Feminism, Gender and Sexuality; Feminist Theory in Anthropology; Explorations in Feminism and Postmodernism in Anthropology; Cultural Images of Women; Research Proposal Seminar; Dissertation Writing Seminar; Kinship/Culture/Power/Africa; Kinship and Social Structure in Africa; Integrated Four-Field Proseminar
- Undergraduate Level: Memoirs of Africa; Cultural Images of Women; Women’s Lives; Women Cross-Culturally; Women in World Cultures; Images of the "Other"; Anthropology in a Changing World; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Social Anthropology and Ethnology; Introduction to Modern Africa