Alexander H. Bolyanatz

Alexander H. Bolyanatz

Alexander H. Bolyanatz, Ph.D.

Professor, Anthropology

(630) 942-2433
Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2804C


  • PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego (1994)

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Melanesia

Current Projects:

  • "The Roots of Human Sociality" (an NSF-sponsored interdisciplinary team project looking at exchange strategies cross-culturally)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Psychological Anthropology
  • Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Selected Publications, Presentations, Books:

  • Pacific Romanticism (Praeger Press, 2004)
  • Mortuary Feasting on New Ireland (Bergin & Garvey Press, 2000)

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