Susan D. Blum
Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair
(PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994)
614 Flanner Hall
Geographic focus: Asia (China) and the US; cross-cultural comparison.
Thematic interests: Cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ethnicity and nationalism, multilingualism, deception and truth, childhood and education, plagiarism, food and culture, and social theory.
Editor, Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013).
“Why Does China Fear the Internet?” in Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds., China In and Beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).
My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell University Press, 2009)
Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)
China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; University of Hawai'i Press, 2002)
Portraits of "Primitives": Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)