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EDWARD DAVID LOWE

 

CURRENT POSITION

Professor of Anthropology – Soka University of America

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Associate Professor of Anthropology – Soka University of America (2005 – 2019)

Assistant Research Anthropologist, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California – Los Angeles (2001-2005)

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Trainee   Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences University of California – Los Angeles (1999-2001)

PH.D. Social Science — University of California – Irvine 1999

(Program: Social Relations run by Depts. of Anthropology & Sociology)

B.A.  Anthropology       Texas A&M University (1990)

B.S.  Psychology          Texas A&M University (1990)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Psychological anthropology, ethnographic and comparative methods, ecocultural studies, poverty and urban studies, kinship, life-span transitions for youth and young adults, and how social change matters for human well-being.

COURSES TAUGHT

Urban Anthropology, Poverty, Power, and Urban Life, Social Science Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Human Origins, Culture and Globalization in Oceania, Medical Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, Modes of Inquiry, Enduring Questions in Contemporary Contexts

AWARDS AND HONORS

Professor of the Year – Soka University of America (2013-2014)

Professor of the Year – Soka University of America (2008-2009)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Soka University of America (2010-2012)

Chair – Institutional Review Board (IRB) 2016 to Present.

Editor-in-Chief, Ethos, Aug. 2012 – Aug 2018

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE SERVICE

Institutional Review Board (IRB), Soka University of America

Academic Affairs Committee, Soka University of America

Academic Advising Committee, Soka University of America

Student Judicial Affairs Committee, Soka University of America

Faculty Enhancement Committee, Soka University of America

Rank and Tenure Committees (six cases), Soka University of America

External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion (2 cases)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Anthropological Association

Society for Psychological Anthropology

Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology

European Association for Social Anthropology

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND CONSULTING

Editor, Ethos: The Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2018)

Reviewer for Current AnthropologyCultural AnthropologyJournal of Marriage and the FamilyCulture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and Journal of Family Issues.

Invited Conference Co-Organizer: Comparing Culture(s): Reinvigorating Comparative Methods in Anthropology, with Michael Schnegg, University of Hamburg, Germany. (May 2016)

Secretary-Treasurer – Society for Psychological Anthropology (2012)

Workshop co-organizer and presenter.  Mixed Methods from the Bottom Up.  California State Long Beach. (2006)

Participant.  The Next Generation.  A collaborative group studying the impact of welfare reform on children and adolescents. (2001-2003)

Co-organizer of Micronesian Parenting in a New Millennium (with Francis X. Hezel, S. J.).   Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. November 2000. Pohnpei, FSM (2000)

 

LANGUAGES

Namoneas Dialect of Chuuk

German

 

 

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