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Dr Jacqueline Fewkes

Dr Jacqueline Fewkes

Associate Professor, Anthropology. Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University


Dr. Jacqueline H. Fewkes is an Associate Professor of Anthropology. She is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted anthropological research in many different parts of the world, including India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Dr. Fewkes has written a number of articles on her research interests in topics as diverse as visual ethnography, transnational economic histories, development, leadership, and Islam. She is the author of the books "Locating Maldivian Women’s Mosques in Global Discourses" and "Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An Ethno-history of Ladakh"; editor of "Anthropological Perspectives on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps"; co-editor of "Private Lives, Public Histories: An Ethnohistory of the Intimate Past"; and co-author of "Our Voices, Are You Listening? Children's Committees for Village Development". Dr. Fewkes has also co-directed/produced two video works: Progressive Pesantren: Challenging the Madrasa Myth in Java, and The Culture of Here: Preserving Local History in a Local Museum. Her work has been supported by grants and awards from organizations such as the Library of Congress, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, the American Historical Association, Association for Asian Studies, International Research and Exchanges Board, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Research Interests

I work with a number of different communities in Asia and the United States, some of which include migrant communities. I am interested in addressing how socio-religious communities are shaped through the diverse cultural influences associated with human migration and movement.