photo: Richard Grinker

Roy Richard Grinker

Director of the Institute for African Studies; Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences
501 J
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
Phone: 202-994-6984
Fax: 202-994-6075

Areas of Expertise

Ethnicity and nationalism, Autism, Cross-cultural psychiatry, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Korea


Professor Grinker received his B.A. in anthropology from Grinnell College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University, Carleton College, and The George Washington University, and was a senior Asian Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1998.


Ph.D., Harvard University


Classes Taught

ANTH 1002 Sociocultural Anthropology

ANTH 3503 Psychological Anthropology

ANTH 3506 Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

ANTH 3507 Kinship, Family, and Community

ANTH 3708 Cultures of Africa