Ira Bashkow

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Harvard University
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Chicago
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nonwestern people's constructions of "modernity", "development" and "the West"; cross-cultural studies of "whiteness"; development and globalization; the anthropology of time; food and eating; exchange; cargo and prophetic movements; historical ethnography of Yap (Micronesia); Melanesian ethnography; colonial and postcolonial studies; history of anthropology.