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Erin Moore

Professor (Teaching) of Anthropology

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0515
Office: GFS 132

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley, 1990
J.D. Law, U.C. Berkeley, 1977
B.A. Psychology, Stanford University, 1973

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1992-2009  

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Visiting lecturer, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995-1996   
Visiting Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990-1991   
Visiting Lecturer, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Spring 1991   

Description of Research

Research Keywords

India, South Asia, Gender, Kinship, Global Health, Performance of Healing, Mexico and Immigration, Law, Dispute Resolution, Justice

Research Specialties

I have a longitudinal research proiject in Rajasthan, India that began in 1977 to the present. I have also done research in Michocan, Mexico on immigrant home village and in central Washington State. I have a third project in Brazil on a spirit healer.

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

""What It Means To Be Human, Perspectives from Anthropology."", Organizer of Semester Series and one Lecture, Lecture/Seminar, Pasadena, Ca., Senior Citizen's Center, Invited, Spring 2013   
"Recharging Your Teaching Energy", Talk/Oral Presentation, USC, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Invited, Spring 2013   
"Buscando La Forma: Birthing at Home, Around the World", Prenatal Teacher Training Class, Talk/Oral Presentation, Silver Lake, Ca. , The Art of You, Invited, Fall 2012   
"Gender In India: Issues with Marriage and Violence", Lecture/Seminar, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Diane Winston Journalism 585, Invited, Fall 2012   
"Panchayat Justice and Gender in Rural Rajasthani Dispute Processing", U. of Wi., Madison, School of Law, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Madison, Wi., U. of Wi., Madison, School of Law, Invited, 10/11/2012-10/14/2012  
"The Law, Legal Anthropology, and Affirmative Action in India, 25 years. ", Talk/Oral Presentation, USC Anthropology, Anthropology Club Brown Bag Series, Invited, Spring 2012   
"Death and Spirituality", Talk/Oral Presentation, South Pasadena, Invited, 2010-2011   
"Diversity, Hinduism, and Caste: An Introduction to India.", Lecture/Seminar, USC, South Asian Rural Student Aid Group, Invited, 2010-2011   
"From Secular to Sacred: The Impact of religious law in South Asia", Lecture/Seminar, USC, USC Desi Group, Invited, 2010-2011   
"Diversity, Law and Violence, The Indian Case Study", International Congress of Law and Diversity , Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Hannover, Germany, Leibniz, University of Hannover, Invited, Spring 2009   

Other Research

Rajasthan, India 2.5 weeks Indian village ethnography, curriculum development for a field school., 2012-2013   
Research on Spiritist healing, cultural variation: case studies in Los Angeles, Brasilia, Abadiana, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil., 12/19/2008-06/18/2013  
Rajasthan, India: Affirmative Action with Women, NGOs, and non-state dispute processing., 2010-2011   
Research on Spiritist healing, cultural variation: case studies in Los Angeles, Brasilia and Abadiana, Brazil., 2008-2009   



Moore, E. P. (2001). Gender, Power and Resistance in India. University of Arizona Press.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Video , Nara, Changes in the Rajasthan Village 2008, 2008-2009   
Video , Child care in a Rajasthani Village, 2008-2009   
Video , Documentary that explores the role of women in a northern Indian village in Rajasthan, India. Key terms: Islamic law, women, village counsel, marriage, healing. exorcism, gender. , 1998-1999   


Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

40th Annual Western Departments of Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference. Santa Clara University Chaired session "Culture in Changing Times", mentored three students on their presentations, dress rehearsal, etc. April, Spring 2013   

New Courses Developed

The Performance of Healing, Anthropology 301, This is a PWP course wherein we spend 2 weeks in the classroom surveying different healing strategies and their performance. Another aspect of the class is learning about anthropological fieldwork. We have our first fieldwork experience in Hollywood, Ca. Then we go to Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro Brazil to visit three separate Spiritist healers. During the course of the class students conduct their own research and report in a research paper., 2012-2013   
The Performance of Healing, Anthropology 499, This is one of the new Problems without Passports courses. The course will survey the theatre of healing and culminate in a two week trip to visit John of God, a Spiritist healer in Brazil., 2008-2009   
Culture, Gender, and Politics in South Asia: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ...., Anthropology, This is a survey course that examines the politics and culture of societies from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh to Sri Lanka., 2002-2003   

Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

Brazil PWP Anthro. 301, local fieldtrips, blogs, visit cities in Brazil, participant observ. resear, Spring 2013   

Honors and Awards

Steven B. Sample Parent's Association Teaching and Mentoring Award Nomination, 2011-2012   

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Center for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Fellow Work consulting TAs, organizing workshops on teaching techniques, advisement., 2012-2013   
Dornsife Faculty Council, NTT Caucus Chair Organized two NTT Mentoring Panels, for Teaching and Research NTT Faculty, 2012-2013   
CET Teaching Assistant's Training program 8/2012 Teaching Assistant fellows, "Teaching as Part of the Resume" brown bag., Fall 2012   
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