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Jody Taylor Watkins

Visiting Assistant Professor
Anthropology
taylorjr@purdue.edu 

Jody Taylor Watkins is a visiting assistant professor of anthropology, teaching in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

She has degrees from the University of Maine, Vanderbilt University, and Purdue University, where she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology. Her doctoral research was an ethnographic study focused on expressions of Welsh identity among non-Welsh-speaking individuals in the southeastern part of Wales. Her academic interests include ethnicity and national identity; the Welsh diaspora in North America; social movements; use of ethnographic works as teaching tools; and interdisciplinarity in the study of cultures.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Watkins taught and worked as a research librarian for many years at St. Joseph’s College of Indiana, where she received the Teaching Excellence Award. She taught courses in culture and society; gender and culture; ethnography; and social movements in the sociology department. She also taught for many years in various units of the institution’s Core program, an integrated liberal arts curriculum required of all students.

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