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Overview

  • Casey Golomski is a cultural and medical anthropologist and Africanist with strong interests in the humanities, exploring matters of religion, gender and medicine across the human life course and cross-culturally. He is the author of many articles, essays, poetry, and the book Funeral Culture: AIDS, Work and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom (Indiana University Press). He has given invited talks at Emory, Louisiana State, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Michigan State universities and NedBank. He is a former consultant for UNICEF, an associated editor for the African Journal of AIDS Research, and a current board member for the North Eastern Workshops on Southern Africa and the Seacoast African American Cultural Center. He is happy to advise and consult for interested students and organizations.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDSCurrent Anthropology.  59:464-466. 2018
    2018 Elder Care and Private Health Insurance in South Africa: The Pathos of Race-Class.Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness.  37:311-326. 2018
    2018 Work of a Nation: Christian Funerary Ecumenism and Institutional Disruption in SwazilandJournal of Southern African Studies.  44:299-314. 2018
    2017 Christians' cut: popular religion and the global health campaign for medical male circumcision in Swaziland.Culture, Health and Sexuality.  19:844-858. 2017
    2016 Religion and Migration: Cases for a Global Material EthicsAfrican Studies.  75:449-462. 2016
    2016 Outliving love: marital estrangement in an African insurance marketSocial Dynamics.  42:304-320. 2016
    2016 Risk, Mistake, and Generational Contest in Bodily Rituals of Swazi Jerikho ZionismJournal of Contemporary Religion Religion Today.  31:351-364. 2016
    2015 Urban cemeteries in Swaziland: materialising dignityAnthropology Southern Africa.  38:360-371. 2015
    2015 wearing memories: clothing and the global lives of mourning in swazilandMaterial Religion.  11:303-327. 2015
    2015 Compassion technology: Life insurance and the remaking of kinship in Swaziland's age of HIVAmerican Ethnologist.  42:81-96. 2015
    2015 Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of KinshipANTHROPOLOGY & AGING.  36:103-105. 2015
    2014 Generational inversions: 'working' for social reproduction amid HIV in Swaziland.African Journal of AIDS Research.  13:351-359. 2014
    Interrogating Traditionalism: Gender and Swazi Culture amid HIV/AIDS. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, “50 Years of Swazi Independence” issue, V. Laterza, N.C. Dlamini, and N. Mkhwanazi, eds.

    Book

    Year Title
    2018 Funeral Culture AIDS, Work, and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom 2018

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Uhlanga.  241-241. 2018
    “Dark Matter: Locating Death Pollution in Southeastern African Funerals.” Embodying Black Religions in Africa and its Diasporas: Memory, Movement, and Belonging through the Body. Y. Covington-Ward & J. Jouili, eds. Durham: Duke University Press
    “South African LGBTIQA Christians’ Reproductive Aspirations: Beautiful Blessings.” (w/ Gabby S. Dlamini) Families, Households, Health and Care in South Africa. N. Mkhwanazi & L. Manderson, eds. London: Routledge

    Teaching Activities

  • Peoples & Cultures/Sub Saharan Taught course 2018
  • Reading and Research Taught course 2018
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2018
  • Global Population & Health Taught course 2018
  • Peoples&Cultures of World\Hon Taught course 2018
  • PeoplesCultures:Sub-Sah Africa Taught course 2018
  • Reading and Research Taught course 2018
  • Gendr, Sex, HIV Sub-Sahara Afr Taught course 2017
  • The Body: Fat, Fitness & Form Taught course 2017
  • Medical Anthropology Taught course 2017
  • PeoplesCultures:Sub-Sah Africa Taught course 2017
  • Peoples&Cultures/SubSaharan Af Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Sociology, Saint Norbert College
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • Full Name

  • Casey Golomski