Associate Professor of Anthropology
, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jacqueline H. Fewkes is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and has conducted research in many different parts of the world, including India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
Dr. Fewkes has written a number of articles on her research interests in topics as diverse as visual ethnography, transnational economic histories, development, and Islam. She is the author of the book Trade
and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An Ethno-history of Ladakh, and co-author of the book Our Voices, Are You Listening? Children's Committees for Village Development. Dr. Fewkes has also co-directed/produced two video works: Progressive Pesantren: Challenging the Madrasa Myth in Java, and The Culture of Here: Preserving Local History in a Local Museum. Her work has been supported by grants and awards from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, the American Historical Association, the Association for Asian Studies, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Kennan Institute.
Dr.Fewkes is finishing a new book on women's mosques in the Maldives and continues to work on her most recent research project on the role of female Islamic scholars in Asian Muslim communities. Her newest research project is an ethnohistorical study of mosques in the United States; in this study Dr. Fewkes and some of her students are visiting North American mosque sites—gathering historical, ethnographic, and visual data— to learn more about how American civil society has shaped, and been shaped by, mosque communities.
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