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EDWARD DAVID LOWE

 

CURRENT POSITION

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

PREVIOUS POSITION

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 (Social Relations)  University of California – Irvine (1999)

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, cultural, political, and economic 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 (2009-2012)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Anthropological Association

Society for Psychological Anthropology

Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND CONSULTING

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

Reviewer for Current Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Culture, 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 Chuukese

German

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