University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Prof E. Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Elizabeth Smith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, received her B.A. (1991) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Anthropology and Comparative Literature with a certificate in African Studies, and her M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2006) in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University. She comes to the UVM Anthropology Department from the University of California-Berkeley where she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Middle Eastern Studies in the spring 2006 semester.

Smith?s Ph.D. research was on how Nubians in Egypt are represented in popular culture, tourism, and museums in Cairo and Aswan.  Her publications resulting from this research address material culture and nationalism in the Nubia Museum of Aswan, race and media images of Nubians, identification with archaeological sites in nostalgia for Nubia, and the circulation of photographs of Nubia in popular culture.  Other research interests include ethnographic and archaeological photography, ethnographic film, Middle East ethnography, and marriage in Egypt.  She is teaching a course on Middle East ethnography this fall, and will teach Human Cultures and Tourism and Heritage in the spring.

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