Palmié, Stephan 1959-

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PALMIÉ, Stephan 1959–

PERSONAL: Born March 29, 1959, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany (now Germany). Education: University of Munich, M.A., 1984, D.Phil (summa cum laude), 1989, Habilitation, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1126 East Fifty-Ninth St., Chicago, IL 60637. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Munich, Munich, Germany, instructor, 1984–87, acting assistant professor of American cultural history, 1987–89, assistant professor of American cultural history, 1991–94, assistant professor, 1996; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, visiting lecturer at Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and Afro-American Studies, 1990; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, W.E.B. DuBois fellow, 1995; University of Maryland, College Park, assistant professor, 1997–2002, associate professor of history, 2002; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, associate professor of anthropology, 2003–. Amherst College, Copeland fellow, 1995; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, visiting professor, 2001; guest lecturer at other institutions, including University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, University of Erlangen, New York University, Oxford University, Boston University, University of Copenhagen, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Amsterdam. Seminar organizer; workshop presenter.

MEMBER: American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Association, American Historical Association, Royal Anthropological Institute, Gesellschaft für Karibikforschung.

AWARDS, HONORS: German Research Foundation fellow, 1990; German National Research Foundation fellow, 1991, 1994; grant from Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research, 1996.


Das Exil der Götter: Geschichte und Vorstellungswelt einer afrokubanischen Religion (title means "The Gods in Exile: The History and Belief System of an Afro-Cuban Religion"), Peter Lang (Frankfurt, Germany), 1991.

(Editor and contributor) Slave Cultures and the Cultures of Slavery, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 1995.

(Editor, with Gudrun Meier, Peter Stein, and Horst Ulbricht) Kommentierte Ausgabe der vollständigen Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan von C. G. A. Oldendorp (title means "Critical Edition of the Entire Manuscript of the History of the Mission of the Evangelical Brethren of the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John by C. G. A. Oldendorp"), Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung (Berlin, Germany), Volume 1, 2000, Volume 2, 2002, Volume 3, 2004.

Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 2002.

Contributor to books, including American Minorities in the 1920s, edited by Wolfgang Binder, Peter Lang (Frankfurt, Germany), 1993; Counterworks: Managing Diverse Knowledge, edited by Richard Fardon, Routledge (London, England), 1995; Inside and Outside the Law, edited by Olivia Harris, Routledge, 1996; Creoles and Cajuns, edited by Wolfgang Binder, Peter Lang, 1998; and Creolization and Diaspora: Historical, Ethnographic, and Theoretical Perspectives, edited by Charles Stewart, Routledge, in press. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Culture and Religion, New West Indian Guides, Sociologus, Amerikastudien, Africa, and Journal of Caribbean Studies. University of California Los Angeles, member of editorial advisory board for editorial project "Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers."

WORK IN PROGRESS: African Transpositions: Rethinking Culture and History in the Atlantic World; editing New Approaches to Afro-Cuban Religion, for publication as a special issue of Plantation Society in the Americas.