Dave Crawford, PhD

Professor  

Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and International Studies  at

Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield  CT 06824

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

DCrawford@fairfield.edu

Make appointments here: http://davecrawford.simplybook.me/

Education

2001     Ph.D. Anthropology, UCSB
1996     M.A. Anthropology, UCSB
1989     B.A. American Studies, CSUF

 

Publications Presentations  * Awards  
Grants and Fellowships 

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

Books

Nostalgia for the Present:
Ethnography and Photography in Berber Morocco 

    (with Bart Deseyn and Abdelkrim Bamouh). Leiden: Leiden University Press. 2014. 

    Available in the United States from the University of Chicao 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" The Journal of North African StudiesVol.13, No.5, Pp. 639-651. 2013.

"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 

“Between Self-Interest and ‘Fellow Feeling’ in Economic Anthropology” in the Graduate Student Seminar Disaster, Degradation, Dystopia with Prof. Michael Dove, Yale University.  February 6, 2014.

“Why Globalization Matters in the Middle of Nowhere: Cultural Anthropology of the World Economy” as part of the Global Engagements series at Colgate University, March 27th, 2013.

"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 

2014    Robert E. Wall Research Award (semester sabbatical from teaching duties, spring 2015)

2012    George E. Lang Award for service, Connecticut State Conference of the American Association of University Professors

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

2014                Fairfield University Summer Research Grant

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

Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)
American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS)