Joel C. Kuipers
Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs and Human Sciences
Building X 201
2112 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: (202) 994-6097
Ph.D., Yale University
Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia; language, ethnicity
Professor Kuipers received his B.A. in English and sociology with Honors from
Calvin College in 1976, and his M.Phil. (1978) and Ph.D. from Yale in 1982.
Before he came to the Anthropology Department at The George Washington University
in the fall of 1989, he served on the faculties of Brown, Wesleyan, and Seton
Hall Universities. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars (1994-95), and a visiting scholar at Harvard, Stanford,
and Brown Universities. His main publications relate to the language and culture
of Indonesia, and include: Power and Performance: the Creation of Textual
Authority in Weyewa Ritual Speech (University of Pennsylvania, 1990);
and Language, Identity and Marginality in Indonesia: the changing nature
of ritual speech on the island of Sumba (Cambridge, 1998).
161 Language, Culture, and Cognition
174 Cultures of Southeast Asia
202 Proseminar: Sociocultural Anthropology
269 Topics in Linguistics Anthropology