Mario J.A. Bick(on leave 2012-2013)
Professor of Anthropology
Program Affiliations: Latin American and Iberian Studies, Jewish
Studies, Africana Studies
Mario Bick, Professor of Anthropology
Mario Bick began teaching at Bard in 1970. He received his B.A. from Columbia College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research and teaching interests include the history of Anthropology, race and ethnicity, Jewish identities, the nation-state, baseball, colonial society in Africa, and systems of etiquette and manners. He has conducted field research in West, East and Central Africa, Brazil and the United States, and his writing includes articles in American Ethnologist, Journal of Human Evolution, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Revista Brasileira de Sociologia. Professor Bick is also affiliated with Latin American and Iberian Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Jewish Studies Programs.
Office: Hopson 301
1987 "Religion, Class, and Context: Continuities and Discontinuities in Brazilian Umbanda." American Ethnologist 14(1): 73-93. (co-authored with Diana DeG Brown)
1978 "Double Play: Notes on American Baseball." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 318(1): 37-49.