Kathleen Lowrey, PhD University of Chicago, MA University of Chicago, BSc University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept

Pronouns: https://fairplayforwomen.com/pronouns/;

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Email
klowrey@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2514
Address
14-23 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Lowland South American anthropology; Gran Chaco; ethnohistory; shamanism; the anthropology of women


About

I'm hoping 2024 will see me not cancelled even once.  2023 was a doozy.


Research

My 2020 book, Shamanism and Vulnerability on the North and South American Great Plains, addresses the fact that Indigenous shamanism in the Americas has often been treated as a technology predicated on predatory masculine power rather than as a relational practice predicated on the shared vulnerability of women, men, families and communities.  I am currently at work on a new book that asks why the anthropology of women has over the past several decades systematically been replaced by putatively feminist anthropologies of everything but women: genders, bodies, species, and ontologies. I speak about this work in progress here.


Teaching

Anthropology 101 Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology 207 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Anthropology 235 Anthropology of Disability 

Anthropology 286 Indigenous South America

Anthropology 324 Economic Anthropology

Anthropology 332 Anthropology of Science

Anthropology 350 Kinship and Social Organization

Anthropology 420 / 520 Anthropology and the Twentieth Century

Anthropology 487 / 587 Anthropology of Women