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Dr. Andrew Buckser

Professor of Anthropology

Andrew Buckser is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of religion and medical anthropology. Much of his field research has been conducted in Denmark, where has conducted studies of Protestant movements in northwest Jutland and the Jewish community of Copenhagen. He has also conducted extensive work with people with Tourette Syndrome in the American Midwest. He teaches courses in cultural anthropology, the anthropology of religion, psychological anthropology and the anthropology of Judaism.

Dr. Buckser’s research has been published in a variety of journal articles and book chapters, as well as three books: Communities of Faith: Sectarianism, Identity, and Social Change on a Danish Island (Berghahn 1996); After the Rescue: Jewish Identity and Community in Contemporary Denmark (Palgrave 2003); and The Anthropology of Religious Conversion (Rowman and Littlefield 2003, with Stephen Glazier). 

Dr. Buckser received his B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard in 1986, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. He taught at Hartwick College and Purdue University before coming to Plattsburgh in 2013. He served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 2013 to 2020.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. — University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A. — Harvard University


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