Anne Lewinson

Anne Lewinson

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 706-236-5094
Campus Box: 5010
Location: Evans 221B

Short Bio

I have done ethnographic field research in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania (on the coast of the eastern Africa). My research looks at how Tanzanians’ expectations of city life and urban culture have transformed over the past 20 years as their society moved from African socialism to a liberalized, more globally-interwoven economy. I work with low-level professionals (white- and pink-collar workers). My publications have used the areas of life cycle events, popular culture, domestic architecture, neighborhoods, and gender relations as windows for understanding life in contemporary African cities. I am currently continuing research into how schooling and geographical mobility creates a professional urban class with a distinctive identity as Tanzanians.

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Cultural Anthropology
  • Sub-Saharan African Societies
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Sociological and Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropological perspectives on cultural phenomena (such as gender, popular culture, and globalization)

Field Experience

  • Ethnographic field research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania