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II. Employment history
2005 - Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor, Anthropology Program, City University of New York Graduate Center;
2003 - 2004 Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan;
2000 - 2002 Director, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan;
1997 - 2005 Eric R. Wolf Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan;
1989 - 1992 Chair, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University;
1987 - 1997 Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University;
1983 - 1987 Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University;
1977 - 1983 Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.
1977 Ph.D., Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, California;
1971 M.A., Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, California;
1970 B.A., Anthropology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
IV. Current specializations
Eastern Europe, Romania; socialism and postsocialist transformation; property; political anthropology; politics of culture.
V. Honors, special lectures, and awards
2007 George A. Miller Endowment Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2004-2005 Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer;
2004 William A. Douglass Prize of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, for The Vanishing Hectare;
2004 Honorable mention, Wayne Vucinich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, for The Vanishing Hectare;
2004 Honorable mention, Barbara Jelavich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, for The Vanishing Hectare;
2004 John D'Arms Graduate Mentorship Award, University of Michigan;
2004 Guggenheim Fellow;
2004-2007 President-Elect, President, and Past President, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies;
2000 University of Michigan Faculty Excellence in Research award;
1999 Heldt Prize of the Association of Women in Slavic Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, for The Political Lives of Dead Bodies;
1998 Reburying Transylvania's Bishop Inochentie Micu. Inaugural lecture for University of Michigan Collegiate chair as Eric R. Wolf Professor of Anthropolgy;
1998 Harriman Lectures, Harriman Institute, Columbia University;
1997 Participant, Nobel Symposium on "Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-Cold War Era." Stockholm, Sweden;
1997 Keynote speaker, conference on "The Anthropology of Post-Communism," Bergen, Norway.
1996 Colin Miller Distinguished Lecture, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of California Berkeley;
1996 Distinguished Lecture, American Ethnological Society;
1995 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences;
1993 Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Post-modernism: Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Past and Present. Distinguished Lecture for conference on the Anthropology of Ethnicity, Amsterdam;
1993 What Was Socialism and What Comes Next? Distinguished Lecture, Center for Comparative Research in History, Society, and Culture, University of California, Davis;
1992 Beyond the Nation in Eastern Europe. Distinguished Lecture, Center for Comparative Social Analysis, Rutgers University;
1992 The Transition from Socialism: Anthropology and Eastern Europe. The Lewis Henry Morgan Memorial Lectures, University of Rochester, NY.
1991 Modern nationalism: A comment on Hobsbawm. Plenary session, American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago;
1991 Honorary member, Institute of History, Iaşi, Romania;
1977 Dissertation Prize from ACLS-SSRC Joint Committee on Eastern Europe;
1970 Phi Beta Kappa.
V. Grants and fellowships
2006-2007 National Council for Eurasian and East European Research grant for write-up of collectivization project ($21,000);
2004-2005 Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation, New York;
2004-2005 American Council of Learned Societies grant for write-up of collectivization project
2004-2005 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (used 2006-2007);
2004-2005 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (declined);
2004-2005 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (declined);
2001 - Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (2000-2001);
2001 - National Science Foundation grant for research on collectivization in Romania, 1948-1962 (with Gail Kligman) ($209,000);
2000 - National Council for Eurasian and East European Research grant (with Gail Kligman) for "Unmaking and Remaking Property: Collectivization in Romania, 1949-1962" ($54,913);
2000 - National Endowment for the Humanities grant (with Gail Kligman) for "History as Lived, History as Recorded: Collectivization in Romania, 1949-1962" ($44,071);
2000 - Fellow, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna (September);
1998-99 - Fellow, Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study;
1997-98 - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA;
1997 - National Council for Eurasian and East European Research Fellowship for research and writing on decollectivization in Romania (1997-98);
1997 - American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for research and writing on decollectivization in Romania (1997-98);
1996 - American Council of Learned Societies, for conference on Ethnographies of Transition (with Michael Burawoy);
1996 - Social Science Research Council grant for conference on Ethnographies of Transition (with Michael Burawoy);
1995 - National Science Foundation grant for research on decollectivization in Romania (four months, 1995-1997);
1993 - International Research and Exchanges Board grant for fieldwork, Romania (ten months, 1993-94);
1993 - Fulbright grant for research and teaching in Romania (declined);
1989 - Joint Committee on Eastern Europe (Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies) grant for conference on National Ideology and National Character in Interwar Eastern Europe (with Ivo Banac);
1988 - Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;
1987 - International Research and Exchanges Board grant for fieldwork and library research, Romania (six months, 1987-88);
1984 - International Research and Exchanges Board grant for fieldwork, Romania (twelve months, 1984-85);
1979 - International Research and Exchanges Board grant for fieldwork and library research, Romania (four months, 1979-80);
1979-1980 SSRC postdoctoral fellowship for library and field research, Romania;
1976 - Center for Research in International Studies, Stanford University, grant-in-aid for dissertation writing;
1973 - International Research and Exchanges Board grant for fieldwork, Romania (17 months, 1973-74);
Center for Research in International Studies, Stanford University, supplementary grant (1973-74) for fieldwork;
1970-73 - National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
VI. Courses taught include: (G = graduate, UG = undergraduate; recent are starred)
Anthropological Approaches to Property (G)*
Anthropology and History: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (UG, G)
The Anthropology of Late Capitalism (G)
The Anthropology of Time and Space (UG)*
Comparative Agrarian Societies (G)
Comparative Socialist Societies (UG)
Culture and Historical Materialism (G)
Eastern European Societies in Transformation (UG)*
Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Politics (UG)
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Nationness (G)
History of Anthropological Theory: Institutionalizing a Discipline (G)*
Intellectuals, Knowledge, and Power (G)
Readings in East European and Postsocialist Ethnography (G)*
Thinking about "the State" (G)*
Traditions in Ethnology (theory course) (G)*
Toward an Ethnography of the State (G)
VII. Editorial and advisory boards
Archives Européenes de Sociologie
Comparative Studies in Society and History
East Central Europe (Budapest)
East European Politics and Societies (1990-1998)
European Studies Forum
Focaal: Tijdschrift voor Antropologie (Amsterdam)
Revista Română de Sociologie (Romanian Sociological Review)
Slavic Review (1991-96)
International Advisory Board, Foundation "A Treia Europa" ("The Third Europe") Romania.
International Advisory Board, Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center, Cluj, Romania
VIII. Professional memberships
American Anthropological Association
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Ethnological Society
American Sociological Association (1980-1995)
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
East European Anthropology Group
Society for the Anthropology of Europe
Society for Comparative Research
Society for Romanian Studies
Soyuz: Post-communist Cultural Studies
IX. Professional service
1. Board of Overseers, Harvard University, review committee for the Weatherhead Center for International Studies (2006).
2. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, President-elect (2004), President (2005), and Past President (2006).
3. Executive Board, Social Science Research Council, representative for Anthropology, 2002-2005.
4. Executive Board, American Anthropological Association, 1999-2000.
5. Board of Overseers, Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute, 1997-2003.
6. MacArthur Foundation, Research and Writing Selection Committee, 1998.
7. National Academy of Sciences, Task Force on Economies in Transition, 1996-97.
8. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, nominations panel, 1995.
9. American Anthropological Association, Member of Committee on the Status of Women, 1992-1996; chair, 1995-6.
10. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, member of Committee on Honors and Awards, 1988-91; Board of Directors, 1992-94, Nominations Committee, 1995-96.
11. Social Science Research Council, Advisory Board of project "The Effects of Recent Changes in Europe on European Studies in the United States," 1992-93.
12. Society for Romanian Studies, Vice-President, 1989-90.
13. National Council for Soviet and East European Research, Trustee, 1989-96; Executive Board, 1991-93; Chair of the Board of Trustees, 1995-96.
14. American Ethnological Society, Councillor (Board of Directors), 1987-90.
15. ACLS/SSRC Joint Committee on Eastern Europe, Board member, 1987-91.
16. ACLS-Soviet Academy of Sciences Commission on Ethnography, AAA representative1987-1990.
17. Woodrow Wilson Center, Advisory Board for East European Program, 1985-87.
18. East European Anthropology Group, Steering committee, 1985-89.
19. Social Science Research Council, Screening Committee for Doctoral Research, Western Europe, 1981-84.
20. American Sociological Association, Section on Political Economy of the World System, Council member, 1982-83.
X. Significant university service
1. Johns Hopkins University:
Faculty Budget Advisory Committee, 1995-97
Committee for the 21st Century, 1993-94
Department Chair, 1989-92
2. University of Michigan:
Acting Chair of Anthropology, 2003-2004
Director, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 2001-2003
Associate Chair, Anthropology, 1999-2000, 2001-2002
Executive Committee, Anthropology, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004
Advisory Council, European Union Center (2001-2003)
Promotions Procedure Committee, 2000
Dean Search Committee, 1998-99
Executive Committee, International Institute, 1998-2001
Executive Council, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 1998-2000
3. City University of New York, Graduate Center:
Executive Committee 2006.
XI. Research abroad
2000 - 2004 Four summers' fieldwork in Romania, supported by NCEEER and NSF.
1996, 1997 Two summers' fieldwork in Romania, supported by NSF.
1993-1994 10 months' fieldwork in Romania, supported by IREX.
1990, 1991, 1992 Summers in Romania.
1987-1988 6 months' library research in Romania, supported by IREX.
1984-1985 12 months' fieldwork and library research in Romania, supported by IREX.
1979-1980 4 months' fieldwork in Romania, supported by IREX and an SSRC postdoctoral fellowship.
1973-1974 16 months' fieldwork in Romania, supported by IREX.
1971 10 weeks' fieldwork in Greece, supported by Stanford Anthropology Department and Center for Research in International Studies.
1970 10 weeks' fieldwork in Wales and Scotland, supported by Woodrow Wilson summer grant.
2003 The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania. Cornell University Press, 420 pp.
Recipient of the William A. Douglass Prize of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association.
Honorable Mention for the Wayne S. Vucinich Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
Honorable Mention for the Barbara Jelavich Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
1999 The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change. NY: Columbia University Press, 185 pp. Romanian translation Editura Vremea, 2007.
Recipient of the Heldt Prize, Association of Women in Slavic Studies.
1996 What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next? Princeton: Princeton University Press, 298 pp. Romanian translation, Iaşi: Editura Institutului European, 2003.
Serbian translation, Belgrade: Edicija REČ, 2005.
Greek translation, pending.
1991 National Ideology Under Socialism: Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceauşescu's Romania. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 406 pp.
Romanian translation Bucharest: Editura Humanitas, 1994.
1983 Transylvanian Villagers: Three Centuries of Political, Economic, and Ethnic Change. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 431 pp.
2004 Property in Question: Value Transformation in the Global Economy, co-edited with Caroline Humphrey. Berg Press.
1999 Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World, co-edited with Michael Burawoy. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 322 pp.
1995 National Character and National Ideology in Interwar Eastern Europe, co-edited with Ivo Banac. New Haven: Yale Center for International Studies, 254 pp.
1994 Gender and Nationalism in Eastern Europe. Special issue of East European Politics and Societies 8 (2), co-edited with József Böröcz.
Other book projects
2005 Puterea şi ţărănimea: Procesul de colectivizare a agriculturii în România, 1949-1962, edited by Dorin Dobrincu and Constantin Iordachi, under the coordination of Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery. Iaşi: Polirom. (Volume from collaborative project organized with Gail Kligman).
Books in progress
The Subject of Property: Essays.
Transforming Property, Self, and State: Collectivization in Romania, 1948-1962 (with Gail Kligman).
Thinking between the posts: Postcolonialism, postsocialism, and ethnography after the Cold War (with Sharad Chari). Submitted to Comparative Studies in Society and History.
Hope turned upside down: How the prospects for a communist utopia were dashed in 1950s Romania. For inclusion in volume Hope in the Economy, Hirokazu Miyazaki and Richard Swedborg, eds.
Decollectivization and migration in 1990s Romania. Migraciones (2007).
2007 - "Franglus" anthropology and East European ethnography: The possibilities for synthesis. Sociologicky casopis(Czech Sociological Review), forthcoming.
2006 - Bringing the anthropologists (back) in. Presidential address for the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. NewsNet 46 (1): 1-11.
What's in a name? NewsNet 46 (2): 1-8.
(with Gail Kligman) Social dimensions of collectivization: Fomenting class warfare in Transylvania. In World Order after Leninism: Essays in Honor of Ken Jowitt, edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu, Marc Morjé Howard, and Rudra Sil, pp. 127-146. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
2005 - Chiaburii vechi şi noi: Inchiaburirea şi deschiaburirea ţăranilor din Aurel Vlaicu. In Puterea şi ţărănimea: Procesul de colectivizare a agriculturii în România, 1949-1962, edited by Dorin Dobrincu and Constantin Iordachi. Iaşi: Editura Polirom.
"Possessive identities" in post-socialist Transylvania. In Between East and West: Studies in Anthropology and Social History, Ştefan Dorondel and Stelu Şerban, eds., pp. 341-366. Bucharest: Editura Institutului Cultural Român.
2004 - (with Caroline Humphrey) Introduction. In Property in Question: Value Transformation in the Global Economy, Katherine Verdery and Caroline Humphrey, eds. Oxford: Berg Press.
The obligations of ownership: Restoring rights to land in postsocialist Eastern Europe. In Property in Question: Value Transformation in the Global Economy, Katherine Verdery and Caroline Humphrey, eds. Oxford: Berg Press.
Vom Sozialismus zum Feudalismus? In Schrumpfende Städte, Philipp Oswalt, ed. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, pp. 78-111. (Translation of chapter 8 fromWhat Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?)
Anthropological adventures with Romania's wizard of Oz, 1973-1989. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 43: 134-145.
Property and politics in and after socialism. In A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, edited by Joan Vincent and David Nugent. Oxford: Blackwell.
The property regime of socialism. In Postsocialist Property Relations: Ethnographies of Agrarian Change in Central and Eastern Europe and East Asia, Janet Sturgeon and Thomas Sikor, eds. Special Issue of Conservation and Society 2 (1): 189-198.
2003 - Post-Soviet area studies? NewsNet 43 (5): 7-8.
2002 - 'Seeing like a mayor,' or How local officials obstructed Romanian land restitution. Ethnography 3 (1): 5-33.
Socialist societies. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. Neil Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Amsterdam: Pergamon Press.
Whither postsocialism? In Postsocialism: Ideals, Ideologies, Practices. C. M. Hann, ed., pp. 15-28. London and New York: Routledge.
Devaluation, risk, and transforming capitals in Romania's decollectivization. In Dushu (Journal of Social Science, Beijing, China).
2001 - Ghosts on the landscape: Restoring private landownership in Eastern Europe. Focaal 36: 145-163.
Inequality as temporal process: property and time in Transylvania's land restitution. Anthropological Theory 1(3): 373-392.
2000 - Privatization as transforming persons. In Between Past and Future: The Revolutions of 1989 and the Struggle for Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, ed. Sorin Antohi and Vladimir Tismaneanu, pp. 175-197. Budapest: CEU Press.
Nationalism, internationalism, and property in post-Cold War Romania. In Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-Cold War Era, ed. Kjell Goldmann, Ulf Hannerz, and Charles Westin, pp. 87-102. London and New York:Routledge.
Despre Mihai Pop. Dilema nr. 409, 15-21 decembrie, p. 12.
1999 - Rethinking the 1989 "revolutions" and their aftermath. East European Politics and Societies 13 (1). (With Gail Kligman)
Civil society or nation? "Europe" in Romania's post-socialist politics. In Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation, ed. Ronald Suny and Michael Kennedy, pp. 301-344. University of Michigan Press.
Fuzzy property: rights, power, and identity in Transylvania's decollectivization. In Uncertain Transition, ed. Michael Burawoy and Katherine Verdery, pp. 53-81. Boulder,CO: Rowman and Littlefield. (Reprinted in Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies, ed. Joan M. Nelson, Charles Tilly, and Lee Walker, pp. 101-116. Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press ).
1998 - Transnationalism, nationalism, citizenship, and property: Eastern Europe since 1989. American Ethnologist 25 (2): 291-306. Reprinted in Law and Anthropology, ed. Martha Mundy. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.
Comment on V. Tishkov, "U.S. and Russian Anthropology." Current Anthropology 39 (1): 13-14.
Property and power in Transylvania's decollectivization. In Property Relations: Renewing the Anthropological Tradition, ed. C. M. Hann, pp. 160-180. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Provocations of European ethnology (with Talal Asad, Michael Herzfeld, et al.) American Anthropologist 96:
1997 - Political identities and property relations in Transylvania, Romania. PoLAR 20:120-141.
1996 - Nationalism, post-socialism, and space in Eastern Europe. Social Research 63: 77-95.
Post-1989 Intellectual Cooperation and Intellectual Property Rights: A Romanian Case. East European Politics and Societies 10 (2): 328-332. (With Jean-Claude Chesnais, Henry David, Claude Karnoouh, Nancy Leys Stepan, and Vladimir Tismaneanu.)
1995 - Faith, hope, and Caritas in the land of the pyramids, Romania 1991-1994. Comparative Studies in Society and History 37 (3): 623-669.
Decollectivization, democracy, and the "law-governed state": a view from the village. Anthropology of East Europe Review 13 (1): 66-70.
"Caritas" and the reconceptualization of money in Romania. Anthropology Today 11: 3-7.
Notes toward an ethnography of a transforming state: Romania 1991. In Articulating Hidden Histories, eds. Jane Schneider and Rayna Rapp. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press.
Introduction. In National Character and National Ideology in Interwar Eastern Europe, eds. Ivo Banac and Katherine Verdery. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press.
National ideology and national character in interwar Romania. In National Character and National Ideology in Interwar Eastern Europe, eds. Ivo Banac and Katherine Verdery. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press.
1994 - Ethnicity, nationalism, and the state: Ethnic Groups and Boundaries past and present. In The Anthropology of Ethnicity: Beyond 'Ethnic Groups and Boundaries,' ed. Hans Vermeulen and Cora Govers. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis.
Translated into Portuguese (2003) as "Etnicidade, nacionalismo e a formação do estado. In Antropologia da Etnicidade, ed. Hans Vermeulen and Cora Govers. Lisboa: Fim de Século.
Decollectivization, democracy, and the "law-governed state": a view from the village. Sfera politicii 3 (23 December 1994): 16-17.
The elasticity of land: problems of property restitution in Transylvania. Slavic Review 53 (4): 1071-1109.
From parent-state to family patriarchs: gender and nation in contemporary Eastern Europe. East European Politics and Societies 8 (2): 225-255. Translated and published as Vom Elternstaat zum Familienpatrarchen: Gender und Nation im heutigen Osteuropa, in Inszenierungen des Nationalen, ed. Beate Binder, Wolfgang Kaschuba, and Peter Niedermuller. Böhlau, 2001.
Beyond the nation in Eastern Europe. Social Text 38: 1-19.
1993 - Nationalism and national sentiment in post-socialist Romania. Slavic Review 52:179-203.
Whither "nation" and "nationalism"? Daedalus (summer 1993): 37-46.
Reprinted in Mapping the Nation, Gopal Balakrishnan, ed., London & New York: Verso, 1996, and in volume edited by Zoltán Kántor, Rejtjel University Press.
What was socialism and why did it fall? Contention 3 (1): 1-18.
1) Debating Revolutions, Nikki R. Keddie, ed., Indiana University Press, 1995.
2) Beyond Soviet Studies, Daniel Orlovsky, ed., Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995.
3) The Revolutions of 1989/Revoluţiile din 1989, ed. Vladimir Tismaneanu (1999), London: Routledge and Iaşi: Polirom, pp. 75-99 (reprinted in English and Romanian versions).
4) Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism, Angelique Haugerud and Marc Edelman, eds., Blackwell, 2004.
1992 Ethnic relations, economies of shortage, and the transition in Eastern Europe. In Socialism: Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice, ed. C. M. Hann, pp. 172-186. London: Routledge.
Comment, on "The Crisis in Soviet Ethnography," by Valery Tishkov. Current Anthropology 33 (4): 392-3.
Eminescu, protochronism, and Romanian cultural politics: The poet as proto-Marxist. In Europa Annales 2, ed. Ambrus Miskolczy.
Hobsbawm in the East: a comment. Anthropology Today 8:8-10. Reprinted in Polis 1 (2).
Romania after Ceausescu: Post-communist communism? (with Gail Kligman). In Eastern Europe in Revolution, ed. Ivo Banac. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, pp. 117-147.
The "etatization" of time in Ceausescu's Romania. In The Politics of Time, ed. Henry Rutz. American Ethnological Society Monographs, Number 4, pp. 37-61. (Abbreviated version also in Temps et Changements dans l'Espace Roumain, Al. Zub, ed., pp. 231-242. Iasi, Romania: Editions de l'Academie, 1991.)
Women in Romania (with Gail Kligman). In Women's Studies Encyclopedia, ed. Helen Tierney. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 384-386.
1991 - Romanian protochronism. In Temps et Changements dans l'Espace Roumain, Al. Zub, ed., pp. 187-230. Iasi, Romania: Editions de l'Academie.
Ethno-nationalism and socialism: Examples from Romania. Working Paper of the Center for International Studies, M.I.T.
Theorizing socialism: A prologue to the "transition." American Ethnologist, 18(3): 419-39. Reprinted in The Anthropology of Politics, ed. Joan Vincent. Blackwells, 2002.
The production and defense of "the Romanian Nation," 1900 to World War II. In National Ideologies and the Production of National Cultures, ed. Richard G. Fox. American Ethnological Society Monograph Series, Number 2, pp. 81-111.
1990 - Eminescu, protomarxist? România literara 23 (45):4-5.
Romanian identity and cultural politics under Ceausescu: An example from philosophy. Occasional Paper No. 17 of the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Institute.
1989 - The study of ethnicity in context. Proceedings of the Soviet-American Symposium on Ethnic Processes, Erevan: Akademiia Nauk CCCP, Institut Etnografii.
Homage to a Transylvanian peasant. Eastern European Politics and Societies 3:51-82.
1988 - Are regional stereotypes ethnic? In Ethnicity Today: Eastern and Western Approaches, pp. 169-174. Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljublana, Yugoslavia.
Dialog: istorie si antropologie (with Al. Zub). Vatra 18(11):8-9.
Moments in the rise of the discourse on national identity, I: seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. In Românii în istoria universala, III-1., eds. I. Agrigoroaiei, Gh. Buzatu, V. Cristian, pp. 25-60. Iasi: Universitatea Al. I. Cuza.
A Comment on Goody's Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe. Journal of Family History 13:265-270.
Ethnicity as culture: some Soviet-American contrasts. Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism 15:107-110.
1987 - Moments in the rise of the discourse on national identity, II: early 1900s to World War II. In Românii în istoria universala, II-1, eds. I. Agrigoroaiei, Gh. Buzatu, V. Cristian, pp. 89-136. Iasi: Universitatea Al. I. Cuza.
Was the peasant uprising a revolution? The meanings of a struggle over the past. Eastern European Politics and Societies 1:187-224. (Published under the name E.M. Simmonds-Duke)
1986 - Social differentiation in the Transylvanian countryside between the two World Wars. Rumanian Studies 5:84-104.
1985 - On the nationality problem in Transylvania to World War I: an overview. East European Quarterly 19:15-30.
The unmaking of an ethnic collectivity: Transylvania's Germans. American Ethnologist 12:62-83.
1981 - Ethnic relations and hierarchies of dependency in the late Habsburg Empire: Austria, Hungary, and Transylvania. In Ethnicity and Nationality in Southeast Europe. John W. Cole and Sam Beck, eds. Amsterdam: Anthropological-Sociological Centre, University of Amsterdam, Papers on European and Mediterranean Societies.
1979 - Internal colonialism in Austria-Hungary. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2: 378-399.
1976 - Ethnicity and local systems: the religious organization of Welshness. In Regional Analysis, Vol. II: Social Systems, ed. Carol A. Smith. New York: Academic Press, pp. 191-227.
Book Reviews published in: American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, American Historical Review, Contemporary Sociology, Current Anthropology, Ethnohistory,Ethnos, Journal of Modern History, JRAI, Man, Reviews in Anthropology, Southeast European Studies, Slavic Review, and others.
1991 - Translation of "The origins of Transylvanian serfdom," by David Prodan. Slavic Review 49:1-18.
1986 - Translation of "Serfdom in sixteenth-century Transylvania," by David Prodan. Review 9:649-678.
RECENT INVITED LECTURES, CONFERENCES, AND PAPERS DELIVERED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, not covered above (since 2000 only).
2007 - Abusive Cadres in a Voracious Party-State: Romanian Collectivization, 1948-1962. Delivered at Cornell University (Department of Anthropology), Harvard University (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs), and University of Illinois Urbana-Cgampaign (REEEC).
Between the posts: Postcolonialism, postsocialism, and ethnograpy after the Cold War. Delivered at New York University (Department of Anthropology) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Department of Anthropology).
On Eurasia. Presentation at the panel "What is Eurasia?" at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Anthropology and area studies. Presentation in panel "The Place of Anthropology in the World Today," Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
??? Delivered at New York University (Program in Law and Society).
2006 - Peasants into Poles, peasants into Lumpen: Does Eugen Weber travel East? Paper delivered at the conference "Peasants into Frenchmen Thirty Years After: Papers in Honor of Eugen Weber," UCLA (Department of History).
"'Western' and ‘Eastern' Anthroplogy: A Synthesis?" Paper presented at the meeting of the European Association for Social Anthropology, Bristol, UK.
Abusive Cadres in a Voracious Party-State: Romanian Collectivization, 1948-1962. Delivered at University of Minnesota. Institute for Global Studies.
Anthropology and Eastern Europe: A Marginal Discipline? Delivered at Wayne State University.
Creating the Communist Party as a Collective Agent: Social Relations, Bureaucracy, and Cadre Formation in Romania, 1948-62. Delivered at the New York Academy of Sciences, Princeton University, and University of Chicago.
2005 - Commentator for panel on Anthropologies of Postsocialism, American Anthropological Association annual meeting.
Abusive Cadres in a Voracious Party-State: Romanian Collectivization, 1948-1962. Delivered at Yale University (Agrarian Studies seminar) and Columbia University (Harriman Institute faculty seminar).
2004-2005 - Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer. Lectures and seminars delivered at Hobart/William Smith
Colleges; Millsaps College; Knox College; Kalamazoo College; Haverford College; Oberlin College; University of Virginia; Middlebury College.
2004 - Commentator, Conference "The World Looks at Us: Rethinking the US State," organized by Ida Susser and Jeff Masakovsky.
Dialogic Collectivization: "Rich Peasants" and Unreliable Cadres in the Romanian Countryside, 1948-1959. Invited colloquium, Harvard University, Russian and East European Research Center.
Re-formed Cooperatives and Rural Impoverishment in Transylvania. Invited lecture, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Fomenting class warfare in Transylvania: The drive to collectivize agriculture. Invited colloquium, New School University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and UC Davis.
2003 - Making EUtopia? Comments prepared for the concluding Round Table at the conference "EUtopia: Enlargement and the Politics of European Identity," University of Illinois.
"Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power, 25 year later." Paper presented for panel on Konrad and Szelenyi's book, AAASS meetings, Toronto, CAN, November 20.
Seeing Like a Mayor, or How Local Officials Obstructed Romania's Land Reform. Invited colloquium, Department of Anthropology, Washington University at St. Louis.
Workshop: "Collectivization in Romania, 1948-1962." Held in Bucharest, Romania, February 2003. Coorganized with Gail Kligman (UCLA).
"Chiaburii noi şi vechi." Paper delivered at the above conference.
New Directions in Postsocialist Studies. Colloquium delivered at the University of Minnesota, Program in German and European Studies.
The Autobiography of a Transylvanian Land Parcel. Paper delivered at the University of Minnesota, Program in German and European Studies.
Area Studies after the Soviet Union. Comments for Panel at the Harriman Center, Columbia University.
2002 - Seeing Like a Mayor, or How Local Officials Obstructed Romanian Land Restitution. Invited colloquium, University of Toronto; also presented for University of Michigan Culture and Cognition Program.
Whither Postsocialism? Keynote address for Soyuz conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
Property and Value in Global Context. Colloquium deilvered at Yale University, Seminar on Comparative Social Change.
2001 - Commentator for panel "Temporalities of Reason: New Work in the Anthropology of Capitalism." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
Property rights restitution in Transylvania. Invited colloquium, University of Virginia.
Privatization of land in Eastern Europe. Invited colloquium, University of Pennsylvania.
On property in socialism. Paper presented at Workshop on Postsocialist Property Rights, Lund, Sweden.
Unmaking and remaking private property in Romania. Colloquium delivered for Rumänische Kulturinstitut, Berlin, Germany, and for Central European Institute, Leipzig, Germany.
The obligations of ownership: Restoring rights to land in postsocialist Eastern Europe. Paper presented at the conference "Changing Property Rights at the Turn of the Millennium," Malaga, Spain.
From fish soup to aquarium? Land-rights restitution in postsocialist Romania. Seminar delivered at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Zentrum für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Berlin; Max Planck Institute for Ethnology, Halle, Germany.
Unmaking socialist property: Dilemmas of land restitution in Eastern Europe. Colloquium presented at University College, London, and Cambridge University.
Restoring ownership in a Transylvanian village. Colloquium delivered at Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany, and University of Szeged, Hungary.
Whither Postsocialism? Paper delivered at the conference "Actually Existing Postsocialisms," Halle, Germany.
Anthropological Research in Eastern Europe. Panel remarks presented at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
2000 - Property, commodity, and gift. Comments delivered for panel "Property and the Gift," American Anthropological Association annual meeting.
Balkan nationalism: framing the century? Comments delivered for the panel "Twentieth-Century Historical Developments, Retrospects and Prospects," American Historical Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
Ghosts on the landscape: reconstituting private property in Eastern Europe. Colloquium presented at Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria.
Privatization and the global transformation of property rights. Lecture delivered at Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria.
Discussant for panel "Property and the Gift," organized by Aletta Biersack, American Anthropological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Whither postsocialist studies? Paper presented at conference "Actually Existing Postsocialisms," Organizer C. M. Hann, Halle, Germany.
External Review Committee for Duke University, New York University, Harvard University (Ukrainian Studies Center and Weatherhead International Studies Center).
Referee for articles/proposals submitted to: American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, American Historical Review, Anthropological Quarterly, Anthropology Today,Comparative Studies in Society and History, Contemporary Sociology, Current Anthropology, East European Politics and Societies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnos, Ethos,Journal of Historical Sociology, Journal of Material Culture, Journal of Women's History, Man, Nations and Nationalism, Slavic Review, Space and Society, World Politics, and others; British Academy, National Council for Soviet and East European Research, National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Volkswagen Stiftung, and others.
Referee for book manuscripts for Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, and others.
Tenure/promotion reviews (anthropology unless otherwise indicated) for Cambridge (UK), Central European University Budapest (history), Columbia (sociology), Cornell,Haverford College (sociology), Hunter College, Indiana University (history), MIT (political science), Mt. Holyoke (anthropology and history), New School, Rutgers University, UC Berkeley (anthropology and sociology), UC San Diego (sociology), UCLA (sociology), UC Santa Cruz, Princeton, U. of Minnesota (anthropology and history), U of Florida, U of Kentucky, U of New Mexico, U of Oregon, U of Pittsburgh, U of Washington, and others.