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Susan D. BlumSusan D. Blum

Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994)
614 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Asia (China) and the US; cross-cultural comparison.

Thematic interests: Cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ethnicity and nationalism, multilingualism, deception and truth, childhood and education, plagiarism, food and culture, and social theory.

Selected publications:

  • Editor, Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013).

  • “Why Does China Fear the Internet?” in Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds., China In and Beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

  • My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell University Press, 2009)

  • Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford University Press, 2009)

  • Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)

  • China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; University of Hawai'i Press, 2002)

  • Portraits of "Primitives": Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

Selected videos:




Ford Program

Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

Kellogg Faculty Fellows

Visiting Fellows Program

Faculty Research

Working Groups

Undergraduate Student Programs

Graduate Student Programs

International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

Institute Publications

Working Papers

K-12 Resources

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