Dr. Mark Peterson

Anthropology
Upham Hall, 124B
Oxford, OH 45056
513 529 5018

Faculty/Staff Profile

A former political journalist in Washington, DC, Mark Allen Peterson received his PhD from Brown University in 1996. He holds a joint position in Anthropology and International Studies.

Peterson has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, India and the U.S. He is the author of the books Anthropology and Mass Communication: Myth and Media in the New Millennium (Berghahn 2003) and Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East (Indiana University Press 2011) and co-author of International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues (Westview 2008).

He has published articles in Anthropology Today, Anthropological Quarterly, Childhood, Contemporary Islam, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Research in Economic Anthropology and Social Anthropology as well as in the books At War With Words (Walter de Gruyter 2003), Media Anthropology (Sage 2005), Folklore/Cinema (Utah State 2007) and The Anthropology of News and Journalism (Indiana 2010).

Geographic Area: 
Middle East, South Asia, United States
Areas of Interest: 
<p>Ethnography of Communication, Mass Media, Information Technologies, Nationalism, Transnationalism and Globalization, Semiotics, Drama and Spectacle, Power.</p>

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