Sidky, H. 1956-

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SIDKY, H. 1956-

PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1956, in New York, NY. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Rocky Mountain College, B.A., 1978; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, M.A. (cum laude), 1985; Ohio State University, Ph.D. (cum laude), 1994.

ADDRESSES: Home—6 Jeffrey Dr., Oxford, OH 45056. Office—Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Miami University, Oxford, OH, assistant professor, 1994-2000, associate professor of anthropology, 2000—. Conducted field research among the Islamic people of Afghanistan, 1979, among the Rapanui of Easter Island, 1989, among the Hunzakut people of Northern Pakistan, 1990-91 and 1998, and in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, 1998, 2001; conducted ethnographic field research in the Jiri Valley and Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 1999 and 2000. Performed forensic facial reconstructions for the coroner's offices of Marion County and Franklin County, OH, 1988-89.

MEMBER: American Anthropological Association, Society for Anthropological Sciences, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Ohio State University, for research on Easter Island, 1989, and in the Hunza state (now in northwestern Pakistan), 1990-91; award from Philip and Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives, Miami University, 1999.


Hunza: An Ethnographic Outline, Illustrated Book Publishers (Jaipur, India), 1995.

Irrigation and State Formation in Hunza: The Anthropology of a Hydraulic Kingdom, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1996.

Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs, and Disease: An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-Persecutions, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1997.

The Greek Kingdom of Bactria: From Alexander to Eucratides the Great, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2000.

(With Janardan Subedi) Bitan: Oracles and Healers in the Karakorams, Illustrated Book Publishers (Jaipur, India), 2000.

(With Janardan Subedi and James Hamill) Halfway to the Mountain: The Jirels of Eastern Nepal; An Ethnographic Description, Tribhuvan University Press (Kathmandu, Nepal), 2002.

A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology: In Defense of Disciplinary Origins and Traditions, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 2003.

Contributor of articles and reviews to academic journals, including Anthropological Linguistics, Central Asiatic Journal, Asian Folklore Studies, Asian Affairs, Asian Culture Quarterly, and Eastern Anthropologist. Editor, MESA Folklore Bulletin, 1992.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Perspectives on Culture: An Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology; Phombos and Jhankris: Spirit Masters and Healers, with Janardan Subedi.