Rahul OkaRahul Oka

Ford Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Illinois Chicago and Field Museum, 2008)
611 Flanner
email: roka@nd.edu

Geographic focus: East Africa (coastal and northern Kenya, Sudan, Uganda); West Coast of India

Thematic interests: Economic anthropology; ethnography of traders and trade; disaster commerce; development economies; trade and urbanism; cultural ecology and political economy; social network analysis, agent-based simulation and modeling of economic behavior; complex adaptive systems; African anthropology; African Diaspora in Asia; South Asian Anthropology.

Current research: Trading systems and networks in the disaster economies of western and northern Kenya and southern Sudan and relationship to development issues; violence and scapegoating of merchant and other transient groups; relationships between commercial groups and political regulatory institutions.

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