David Buchman

Professor of Anthropology


David Buchman


– World Cultures & Societies
– Middle East: Peoples and Cultures
– History of the Middle East
– World Ethnographies
– Theory in Anthropology
– North & West Africa: Peoples & Culture
– The World of Islam
– Comparative Spiritual Traditions
– Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

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Specializations: cultures of the Middle East, North Africa, and East Africa, South America, comparative religions, methods in anthropology, Islam in the modern world, history and politics of the Middle East (including North Africa, India, Thailand)


2003, The Arthur and Ilene Baynham Award for Outstanding Teaching


Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook