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Carol Delaney

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Name  Carol Delaney

Role  Author
Carol Delaney wwwcarolldelaneycomimagesDelaney0514croppedjpg
Education  Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago
Books  Investigating Culture: An Experient, Columbus and the Quest for, Abraham on trial, The seed and the soil, Investigating Culture

Carol Lowery Delaney (born December 12, 1940) is an American anthropologist and author.


Delaney earned an A.B. in philosophy from Boston University in 1962, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School in 1976, and her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1984.

Anthropological work

She specializes in the anthropological sub-discipline of cultural anthropology, focusing on gender and religion. Her original anthropological fieldwork was conducted in Turkey from 1979-1982. Additional fieldwork was conducted in Belgium, 1984–85, among Turkish immigrants. Recent research has focused on the religious beliefs of Christopher Columbus.

Delaney was Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, 1985-87. At Stanford University, she was Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 1987-1995; Associate Professor, 1995-2005; Emerita, 2005. At Brown University, she was Visiting Professor in Religious Studies, 2006 and 2007. From 2007 to the present, she served as a Research Scholar in that department and is also an Invited Research Scholar at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Selected articles

  • "Columbus’s Ultimate Goal: Jerusalem."
  • “Untangling the Meanings of Hair in Turkish Village Society.”
  • "The Hajj: Sacred and Secular."
  • "The Meaning of Paternity and the Virgin Birth Debate."
  • Fellowships and awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, 2004–05
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 1996–97
  • Fellow, Harvard Divinity School, 1992–93
  • Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, 1989–90
  • Mark Perry Galler prize for the most distinguished dissertation in the social sciences at the University of Chicago, 1985.
  • Fulbright Advanced Research Fellowship, 1984–85
  • Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship, 1981–82
  • National Science Foundation, Dissertation Grant, 1981–82
  • Fulbright Cultural Exchange Scholar, 1979–80
  • References

    Carol Delaney Wikipedia

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