Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology
On leave 2014-15.
PhD, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
BA, Anthropology, International Affairs Concentration, The Colorado College, 1998
Selected Publications and Activities
"In press: “Narrative Fortresses: Crisis Narratives and the Production of Conflict in the Conservation of Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique.” Conservation and Society."
Schuetze, Christy and Heidi Gengenbach; Introduction to special journal issue on Gorongosa Restoration Project. Manuscript in preparation for submission to Conservation and Society.
Schuetze, Christy and Carolien Jacobs; 2011; "Violence Against Violence: In Search of Security and Justice," Etnofoor 23(2):17-36.
Schuetze, Christy and Carolien Jacobs; 2011; "Justice With Their Own Hands: Lynching, Poverty, Witchcraft, and the State in Mozambique," in Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt, eds. Globalizing Lynching History. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
2010. PhD dissertation; "The World is Upside Down: Women's Participation in Religious Movements and the Search for Social Healing in Central Mozambique."
2008. "Examining the Role of Language in Healing: a Comparison of Two Therapeutic Interventions for Spirit Possession," pp. 33-54 in Toyin Falola and Matthew Heaton, eds., Health, Knowledge, and Belief Systems in Africa. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Baptista, Samuel Joao, Celestino Sacaune Canda & Christy Schuetze; 2003; Kuona na Kulemba: Malongero a chi-Gorongosi. Translation from chiSena to chiGorongosi of adult literacy materials; Ministry of Education, Mozambique.
Research and Teaching Interests
Anthropology of Africa; anthropology of religion; medical anthropology; globalization; anthropology of development; health and society; Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity; environmental anthropology; post-colonial economics and gender; state and traditional relations in governance
Courses and Seminars Taught
- Culture and Religion in Africa (SOAN 003F)
- FYS- Development and Its Discontents (SOAN003G)
- Anthropological Perspectives on Conservation (SOAN 023C
- Culture, Health and Illnes (SOAN 043E)
- Anthropology of Biomedicine (SOAN 133)