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Office: Turlington Hall, Room B309
Phone: (352) 294-7586
Email: mheck@ufl.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
  • Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Vermont, 1988

Research Interests

Non-Western cultures of the humid tropics, especially Amazonia and Caribbean; pre-industrial complex societies; built environment, cultural memory and landscape; historical and political ecology; interdisciplinary approaches; anthropology of the body.


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Heckenberger, Michael, and Eduardo Góes Neves. 2009. Amazonian Archaeology. Annual Review of Anthropology 38:251-266.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Carlos Fausto, Joshua R. Toney, Morgan J. Schmidt, Edithe Pereira, Bruna Franchetto, and Afukaka Kuikuro. 2008. Pre-Columbian Urbanism, Anthropogenic Landscapes, and the Future of the Amazon. Science 321(5893):1214-1217.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Joshua R. Toney, and Morgan J. Schmidt. 2007. The Legacy of Cultural Landscapes in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for Biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362(1478):197-208.

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Dr. Jack Kugelmass
Professor, Department of Anthropology

Melton Legislative Professor and Director, Center for Jewish Studies

Office: Walker Hall, Room 201
Phone: (352) 392-9247
Email: jkugelma@ufl.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D., New School for Social Research
  • M.A., New School for Social Research
  • B.A., McGill University

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Personal Statement

I am a cultural anthropologist with a background and continuing interest in critical theory. I’ve done fieldwork in Poland and New York City and have an increasing interest in Israel. I’ve long considered myself an urban anthropologist with a strong connection both to traditional neighborhood ethnography as well as to public culture and the study of museums, festivals and restaurants. I have a love for ethnography, writing and photography and enjoy teaching all three. In recent years I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the anthropology of travel. Some of my research in this area involves participation observation, but I find myself increasingly drawn to the study of travel books. My current project looks at Yiddish travel books over a fifty year period between the First World War until the 1960s. Although there are a number of interesting theoretical foci to the essays in this study, the fact is that I like narrative and am drawn to these books in part because of that, and I try to use translation to communicate to readers the narrative strengths of this minor literary genre. The anthropology in these essays is to analyze the social and political issues that underlie the narratives, to see how a group uses the imaginary realm of elsewhere to think through its own predicament especially when its present and future are precarious and home and citizenship are increasingly contested.


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Kugelmass, J. 2014. Sifting the Ruins: Emigre Jewish Journalists’ Return Visits to the Old Country, 1946-1948. University of Michigan, pp. 1-62.

Kugelmass, J. 2013.’I’m a Gentile!’ Border Dramas and Jewish Continuity. In Dynamic Belonging: Contemporary Jewish Collective Identities, edited by Harvey Goldberg, Steven M. Cohen, and Ezra Kopelowitz, pp. 223-236. Berghahn Books, New York.

Kugelmass, J. 2010. Rites of the Tribe: The Meaning of Poland for American Jewish Visitors. In Tourists and Tourism: A Reader, edited by Sharon Bohn Gmelch, pp. 369-396. Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL.

Kugelmass, J. (editor). 2006. Jews, Sports and the Rites of Citizenship. Illinois University Press, Champaign.

Kugelmass, J. (editor). 2003. Key Texts in American Jewish Culture. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.

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Title : Professor Emerita

Interests : Gender, labor, Caribbean and Latin America

Programs : Cultural Anthropology

Affiliated Department/Center : Center for Latin American Studies

Personal Statement

As her title implies, she specializes in Latin America, and more specifically the Caribbean, where she has worked for over 50 years. Her publications in this area include hundreds of articles, several co-edited books, and two monographs: the Urban Poor of Puerto Rico (l974) and the Myth of the Male Breadwinner: Women and Industrialization in the Caribbean (l995). As the titles suggests, she focuses on issues of gender, race, development, poverty and migration.
Biographical Information and Curriculum Vitae

Office
Grinter Hall, Room 319
PO 117305
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305

Phone Number : 352 392-0375

Email : safa (@latam.ufl.edu)