Jeffrey Bennett

Associate Professor

Office: Manheim 206D
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Jeff Bennett is an anthropologist interested in the social and psychological consequences of modernity. He is the author of the book, When the Sun Danced, and a range of articles and book chapters dealing with conflict and social change in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to coming to UMKC Dr. Bennett served as a Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago, and he earned an International Diploma in humanitarian assistance from Fordham University in New York. In addition to anthropology, Dr. Bennett is trained in adult psychoanalysis and clinical mental health counseling. Much of his current work is focused on integrating cultural and psychological approaches to the study of human behavior.

Research Interests:
Modernity, Religion, Politics, Mental Health

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology of Religion
Language and Culture
Culture, Emotion, Identity

Academic Credentials:
Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago
M.A. Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago
B.A. Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Washington