Carol J. Greenhouse

Professor of Anthropology

Executive Committee

 132 Aaron Burr




Carol J. Greenhouse is Professor of Anthropology. Her main interests are in the cultural dimensions of law and politics in the United States — at the community level (as in her Praying for Justice) and, more recently, as aspects of U.S. federal power (as in her edited volume, Ethnography and Democracy and her recent essays on the "war against terrorism"). She is also interested in how state legal and political institutions rework discourse and meaning from other domains (as in A Moment's Notice and her co-edited volume, Ethnography in Unstable Places). Greenhouse is past president of the Law & Society Association and the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, as well as a former editor of the American Ethnologist.