Dr. Jennifer Nourse

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Profile

Dr. Nourse studied Indonesian at Cornell University, UC Berkeley and Satya Wacana University and has conducted fieldwork in Sulawesi, Indonesia (Southeast Asia) and Bassarel, Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). In addition to numerous articles and presentations, Dr. Nourse's book, Conceiving Spirits: Birth Rituals and Contested Identities Among Lauje of Indonesia was published in the Fall of 1999 by Smithsonian Press.

In addition to articles and presentations on her research topics she has appeared on Indonesian talk shows and world news programs to discuss changing attitudes in the history of marriage and problems with issues in sex trafficking.

Publications

Books

Nourse, J. Conceiving Spirits: Birth Rituals and Contested Identities Among Lauje of Indonesia. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999.

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., University of Virginia

B.A., University of Tennessee

Contact Information

302L Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8965
(Mobile)
(804) 287-1278 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Islamic Medicine
Traditional Medicine and Biomedicine in Southeast Asia and Beyond
Mothering, Midwifery and Ethnic Identity in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Political Autonomy and Ethnic Identity in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia