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Dr. Arkin is a cultural anthropologist focusing on minority negotiations of national, ethnic, religious, and racial belonging and exclusion in Europe. She is interested in the construction of diasporic and transnational imaginaries and the implications of those imaginaries on contemporary European nation-states. She has done fieldwork in Paris with the children and grandchildren of North African Jewish immigrants. Her current book project, Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France, examines post-Second Intifada transformations in the relationship between national and ethno-religious identities among Parisian Jews. Her next project will explore the racialization of minority and majority religious affiliations in contemporary France.
- AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- AN 461/761 Ethnography and Anthropological Theory I
- AN 316/716 Contemporary European Ethnography (area)
- AN 355/755 Religious Fundamentalism in an Anthropological Perspective
- AN 252 Ethnicity and Identity
“Rhinestone Aesthetics and Religious Essence: Looking Jewish in Paris.” American Ethnologist (Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 722-734, 2009).
PhD University of Chicago
MA University of Chicago
BA Harvard University