Casey Golomski is a cultural anthropologist whose research collocates the roles of religion and medicine in social reproduction. In writing and multimedia productions he interrogates a range of topics from classical foci of kinship, exchange, and life cycle rites to contemporary phenomena like insurance markets, life expectancy statistics, and performance in the workplace (choirs, drama, team-building rituals). In teaching, he is committed to using African-authored biographies, fiction, and media to complement ethnographies and histories written by Africans and people of color. Geographically, he focuses on Southern and West Africa and the United States.
Areas of Research
religion, medicine, social reproduction
Golomski, Casey. “Crisis, Risk, Control: Anthropologies of Insurance.” Anthropology News (2013) 54(9-10):10-11.
Golomski, Casey. “Rites of Passage in Africa, 1900-Present.” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, edited by Andrea Stanton, et al., 365-367. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2012.