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Dr. David Crawford

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 215
p: x3454
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B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Current Research Interests

My ethnographic research has focused on the Amazigh people of the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.  I think of myself as an economic anthropologist with a special interest in the dynamics of social inequality, particularly the ways in which it is manifest over time.  I have also written on anthropological fieldwork and autism, and I have a current project on the economics of drug dealing in suburbia.

Courses Taught

  1. AY 52: Culture and Political Economy
  2. AY 111: Cultural Anthropology
  3. AY 152: Islamic Soc & Cultures
  4. AY 163: Culture and Inequality
  5. AY 189: Ethnographic Know &Practice
  6. AY 190: North African Soc & Culture
  7. AY 199: Phil and Economic Anthropology
  8. HR 201: Non-Western Culture
  9. IL 52: Culture and Political Economy
  10. IL 300: Senior Capstone Seminar
  11. PH 265: Phil and Economic Anthropology
  12. SO 397: Field Work Placement
  13. SO 398: Field Work Placement
  14. SO 399: Independent Research