Laura Kunreuther, Director

Laura Kunreuther, Director

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Contact: kunreuth@bard.edu, 845-758-7215
Program Affiliations: Human Rights; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Asian Studies; Experimental Humanities.

Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Laura Kunreuther began teaching at Bard in 2001. She completed her B.A. at University of Pennsylvania and finished her Ph.D. at University of Michigan in 2002. Prof. Kunreuther's teaching and research interests center around themes such as cultural memory, urban public culture, postcolonial theory, technology and media, social suffering, and cultural representations of home. She has conducted extensive research in Kathmandu, Nepal. In addition to thematic courses, she teaches classes on colonial India and ethnography of South Asia. In addition to completing her manuscript about the relationship between politics, sentiment, and domestic technologies, Prof. Kunreuther is working on articles about the intersections between state and domestic archives, and the FM radio in Kathmandu. Her research has been supported with grants from Fulbright-Hays Foundation; Mellon Foundation; Social Science Research Council; International Institute, University of Michigan, and Freeman Foundation. Prof. Kunreuther is additionally affiliated with the Asian Studies, Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and the Gender and Sexuality Studies programs at Bard.

Office: Hopson 305
Phone: 845-758-7215
E-mail: kunreuth@bard.edu

Recent Publications

2010 "Transparent Media: Radio, Voice, and Ideologies of Directness in Post-Democratic Nepal." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

2009  "Between Love and Property."  American Ethnologist, 36(3): 545-562.

2006  "Technologies of the Voice."  Cultural Anthropology, 21(3): 323-353.

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