James L. Peacock


Alumni Building 306A
(919) 966-4106

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature

Research & Activities:

Present Research: USA south and Southeast Asia in relation to history, memory and global issues.

Recent Honors: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995); Order of the Golden Fleece (1995); Thomas Jefferson Award (1995); Boaz award, American Anthropological Association (2002); Citizen of the World (2006); Massey Award for Service (2008); Johnson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008).

Selected Publications:

2007  Identity Matters, Ethnic and Sectarian Conflict.  Edited by James L. Peacock, Patricia M. Thornton, Patrick B. Inman.  New York, Oxford, Berghahn Books.

2007  Grounded Globalism:  How the US South Embraces the World.  Athens University of Georgia Press.

2001 The Anthropological Lens. Revised Addition 2001. Cambridge University Press.


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Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University

B.A., Psychology, Duke University

Research Groups and Interests

Comparative Literature