Cultural Nature of Attachment, front cover

Recent Work—Cabo Verde

African Diasporas in Europe (and Beyond): A Conversation between Two Anthropologists (with Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg)

Negotiating Afro-Jewish Identity in the Cabo Verdean Diaspora

New Year, New Life: A (Re-)Conversion Story for Rosh Hashanah

Resilience in Rhode Island: Cape Verdeans Coping Creatively with the COVID-19 Crisis

The Restless Anthropologist: Crossing Borders to New Fieldsites

Recent Work—Children

Bringing the Real World into Developmental Science (with Gilda Morelli et al.)

Crib, Lap, or Back? What Sleeping (and Awake) Babies Tell Us about How Culture Matters

Is It Time to Detach from Attachment Theory?

The Myth of Universal Sensitive Responsiveness: Comment on Mesman et al. (with Heidi Keller et al.)

Real-World Applications of Attachment Theory (with Mariano Rosabal-Coto et al.)

Taking Culture Seriously (with Gilda Morelli et al.)

Recent Work—Ethnographic Research & Writing

Anthropological Writing

Recent Work—Menstruation

Menstrual Taboos: Moving beyond the Curse

Earlier Research Papers & Articles

The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: Infancy in West Africa

Afterword to “Blood Mysteries: Beyond Menstruation as Pollution”

Americans’ Vacations

American Premenstrual Syndrome: A Mute Voice

The Anthropologist as Mother: Reflections on Childbirth Observed and Childbirth Experienced

Babies’ Baths, Babies’ Remembrances: A Beng Theory of Development, History and Memory

Babies as Ancestors, Babies as Spirits: The Culture of Infancy in West Africa

Beyond the Lonely Anthropologist: Collaboration in Research and Writing

Blood (Symbolic)

Cousin Marriage, Birth and Gender: Alliance Models among the Beng of Ivory Coast

Dancing a Jig with Genre

Deconstructing the Notion of Education: A View from West Africa

Dog: Ally or Traitor?  Mythology, Cosmology and Society among the Beng of Ivory Coast

Do Infants Have Religion? The Spiritual Lives of Beng Babies

Ethnography: Theory and Methods

Fabrication d’un Premier Dictionnaire de la Langue Beng : Quelques Considérations éthiques [Construction of a First Dictionary of the Beng Language: Some Ethical Considerations]

Falling into Trust

First Acts of Violence: Reflections on Breastfeeding and Enemas in West Africa

Grasping the Nature of Pictures (with Judy deLoache et al.)

Hyenas and Heteroglossia: Myth and Ritual among the Beng of Côte d’Ivoire

Infants, Ancestors and the Afterlife: Fieldwork’s Family Values in Rural West Africa (with Philip Graham and Nathaniel Gottlieb-Graham)

Interpreting Gender and Sexuality

Loggers v. Spirits in the Beng Forest, Côte d’Ivoire: Competing Models

Luring Your Child into this Life

Mad to Be Modern (with Philip Graham)

Our Village Needs Chairs (with Philip Graham)

The Perils of Popularizing Anthropology

Promoting an Anthropology of Infants: Some Personal Reflections

Quiet Crisis Building in the Horn of Africa

Rethinking Female Pollution: The Beng Case (Côte d’Ivoire)

Rituals for and Care of the Newborn

Revising the Text, Revisioning the Field: Reciprocity over the Long Term (with Philip Graham)

Secrets and Society: The Beng of Ivory Coast

Sex, Fertility and Menstruation among the Beng of the Ivory Coast: A Symbolic Analysis

The Social Theories of Fustel and Durkheim: Toward an Analysis of a Neglected Relationship

Stalking the Wild Symbol: Reflections on Sperber and Structuralism

Where Have All the Babies Gone?  Toward an Anthropology of Infants (and Their Caretakers)

Who Minds the Baby?

Witches, Kings, and the Sacrifice of Identity

A & J Work on Sofa, Marbach Castle, Germany, 8-29-15

My colleague Judy DeLoache and I spent a delightful week at Marbach Castle (in Öhningen, Germany) in late August 2015, with support from the Jacobs Foundation (based in Zurich), for a luxurious writing retreat–working on final stages of the new edition of A World of Babies.