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Individual Record for: Andrew H. Apter (male)

  David Apter       
Andrew H. Apter      Family Record  
Phillip Selwyn
  Eleanor S. Selwyn      Family Record
    Lillian Blumin+

Spouse Children
Robin Derby
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Julian Apter
Alec Apter
James Apter

Event Date Details
Birth 7 DEC 1956  

Attribute Details
Occupation Professor Chair, M.A. Program in African Studies, UCLA History Faculty.
<P> Fields of Interest: West Africa (Yoruba, Nigeria) and the African Diaspora (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba), History of Anthropology, Social Theory <P>Andrew Apter received his Ph.D (anthropology) at Yale University in 1987, and taught at Columbia University (Society of Fellows, 1987-9) and the University of Chicago (1989-2003) before shifting to UCLA. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Lagos in Nigeria (1993), St. Antony s College in Oxford (2000) and the …cole des Hautes …tudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (2001). <P>Andrew Apter works on ritual, memory, and indigenous knowledge as well as colonial culture, commodity fetishism and state spectacle. His historical ethnography of Yoruba hermeneutics informs his research on syncretism and creolization in West Africa and the Americas. <P> Recent Book: The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria (University of Chicago Press, 2005) <P> http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/16562.ctl

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