Debra Klein

Debra Klein
Gavilan College · Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Ph.D.

About

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Introduction
Greetings! I have been conducting research with artists in southwestern Nigeria for over twenty years. My latest research investigates aesthetics and politics of Yorùbá Islamic culture in Nigeria. During an era when public goods are under threat, I am an advocate for increased investment in public education as a means to achieve social and economic justice.
Additional affiliations
August 2005 - present
Gavilan College
Position
  • Professor
August 2004 - May 2005
Vassar College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2001 - May 2004
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 1994 - June 2000
University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 1992 - June 1994
University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of study
  • Anthropology
August 1988 - May 1992
Brown University
Field of study
  • Anthropology

Projects

Projects (4)
Project
This project’s goal is to explore and critique the corporate-driven austerity agenda shaping the California Community Colleges system, the largest system of higher education in the United States. How can we build a movement to fight for students' rights to define and achieve their educational goals during an era when the California Community Colleges system is focusing on producing more degrees more quickly in service of a neoliberal agenda to churn out workers for a capitalist economy? How can the largest system of higher education in the United States lead the way in achieving equity for part-time faculty, who comprise 70% of the faculty?
Project
This research investigates the negotiation of gender, morality, ethnicity, and nationality within Yorùbá Islamic music genres in Nigeria.