David Newman

Social Sciences Chair

JWU Faculty Since 1989

Faculty, Social Sciences Chair

Contact Info

Email
david.newman@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-4711
Campus
Providence

About David

Chair of the Social Sciences Dept.
Life changing experience: 2 year research project, post-Masters, in the Netherlands on national identity, religion and ethnicity. Funded by the Institute for Inter-Cultural Studies (NYC)

Education

  • MA Anthropology Brown University
  • MA Social Sciences University of Chicago
  • BA Political Science Rutgers University

Teaching Interests

Special emphasis on the influence of scientific paradigms to shape inquiry in anthropology and sociology

Scholarly Interests

Popular culture, body image, and fat talk

Courses

  • ANTH1050: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC3020: Culture and Food.
  • PSCI3300: Politics of Food.
  • SOC1002: Macro-Sociology
  • SOC3060: Deviant Behavior
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Professional Affiliations

American Anthropological Association,
American Ethnological Society

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Publications

  • "From Desperate Housewives - past and present - to the Real Housewives of New Jersey to Simply House: views on family and gender" in The Pedagogy of Pop, Edward Janek and Denise Blum (eds). Lexington Books.
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Dissertations And Theses Advised

  • "The Balancing Act: Tipping the Scales of Interdependence, Happiness, and Identity through Food in Dueling Cultural Identities within the Asian-American Experience" by Jessica Eng (honors student)
  • "All the World's a Smart Phone: Changing the Stage of Human Interaction" by Elizabeth Sheridan (honors student)