Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (2005)
BA Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University (1995)
Dr. Jacqueline H. Fewkes is an Associate Professor of Anthropology. She is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted anthropological research in many different parts of the world, including India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
Dr. Fewkes has written a number of articles on her research interests in topics as diverse as visual ethnography, transnational economic histories, development, leadership, and Islam. She is the author of the book Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An Ethno-history of Ladakh, and co-author of the book Our Voices, Are You Listening? Children's Committees for Village Development. Dr. Fewkes has also co-directed/produced two video works: Progressive Pesantren: Challenging the Madrasa Myth in Java, and The Culture of Here: Preserving Local History in a Local Museum. Her work has been supported by grants and awards from organizations such as the Library of Congress, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, the American Historical Association, Association for Asian Studies, International Research and Exchanges Board, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Dr. Fewkes is currently finishing a book on leadership roles of female Islamic scholars in Asian Muslim communities. Her newest research project is an ethnohistorical study of mosques in the United States; in this study Dr. Fewkes and some of her students are visiting North American mosque sites—gathering historical, ethnographic, and visual data— to learn more about how American civil society has shaped, and been shaped by, the organization and leadership of American mosque communities.
As a faculty member at the Honors College Dr. Fewkes uses experiential learning as a central guiding pedagogical philosophy. In addition to involving students in her fieldwork to provide them with hands-on research experience, Dr. Fewkes offers research opportunities in classes through the use of labs, field excursions, and project work. She has served as the faculty mentor for our Flagler Scholars, making service-learning a central part of the Flagler leadership experience. Dr. Fewkes has also brought students to national conferences to present papers/posters, serves as the anthropology club advisor, and regularly organizes speaker colloquiums at the college.
Contact: 561-799-8609; SR 219
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