University of Vermont

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ROBERT GORDON

Professor
Anthropology
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-3884
Email Address:Robert.Gordon@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:Anthropology of South Africa and New Guinea
Biography:Gordon has conducted field work primarily in Southern Africa and New Guinea. In Namibia he studied mineworkers and Bushman genocide. His theoretical interests include politics and law, visual and urban anthropology, development in third world and culture change. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Stellenbosch and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. he is the author of over 150 publications including 10 books which include "The Bushman Myth"; "Law and Order in the New Guinea Highlands" and "Picturing Bushmen"