Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Mary K. Good joins WFU Anthropology

Anthropology is excited to announce that Dr. Mary K. Good has joined the department as Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology this fall. Dr. Good’s research and teaching experience will enhance our curriculum in several areas including the anthropology of Pacific cultures, youth, globalization, morality, and food. Her recent research examines the ways in which everyday social practices involving new media and imported foods shape ideas about morality and responsibility among youth in Tonga. Dr. Good earned her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2012, her MA from the University of Chicago, and her BA from the University of Michigan. Prior to arriving at Wake, Dr. Good was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Schmidt Fellow at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She will continue her research in Tonga on youth, globalization, and morality, in addition to further developing a recently-started project on food, work, and regional identity in the US. During the 2014-15 academic year, Dr. Good will be teaching ANT111(Peoples and Cultures of the World), a course on Anthropological Theory (ANT340), and a special seminar on the Anthropology of Childhood and Youth.

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