Jennifer Huberman

Associate Professor

Office: Manheim 106H
Ph: 816-235-5424
Fx: 816-235-1117
Email: hubermanj@umkc.edu

Biography

Jenny Huberman is a cultural anthropologist. Her book, Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism and Social Change in Banaras, India, explores interactions between Western tourists and the children working in the informal tourist economy in the city of Banaras, India.   More recently, her research has focused on death in the digital age and the rise of Transhumanism as a contemporary socio-cultural movement.

Courses:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
The Consumer Society
The Social Life of Things
The Living Dead
Writing Culture: The Craft of Ethnography
Culture, Emotion, Identity

Academic Credentials:
PhD Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago 2006
Masters in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago 1999
BA Anthropology, Boston University, 199