With Pitzer Since: 1986
Field Group: Anthropology; History
Campus Address: Bernard 225
Campus email: dsegal
Office Hours: Fridays 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
MA, PhD, University of Chicago
BA, Cornell University
The Caribbean; post-Columbian world history; the social construction of race.
Selected Publications, Conferences Presentations, Invited Talks and Media Coverage
“Some Reflections on Editing with Contrarian Sensibilities,” Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 30, Issue 2, May 2015.
“Jane Goodall, or Tales and Performances of Chimp-Human Closeness,” keynote lecture at the Spring Symposium: Performance and Globalization, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, Champagne-Urbana, IL, April 5, 2013.
“Should We Relativize Hierarchy or Say that Democratic Aspirations are a Human Disposition?” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2012.
Cited in “Not Feeling the Kinship,” which appeared in Inside Higher Ed on November 18, 2011.
Quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education on November 17, 2011 in a piece titled, “Anthropologists Seek a More Nuanced Place for Science.”
Inaugural Director, Munroe Center for Social Inquiry
Spring 2013 Theme: Examining THE CITY
Spring 2012 Theme: Democracies (and forces that thwart and pervert them)
Spring 2011 Theme: Schooling in Mass Societies
Spring 2010 Theme: Capitalism in Question (Because it Is)
Spring 2009 Theme: Global Issues in Public Health and Foods