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Overview

  • Casey Golomski is a cultural and medical anthropologist and Africanist with strong interests in the humanities, exploring religion, gender and medicine across the human life course and cross-culturally. He is the author of articles, essays, and poetry in journals like Medical Anthropology, Material Religion, and American Ethnologist, 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 associate 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
    2019 Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of CareANTHROPOLOGY & AGING.  40:88-89. 2019
    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 Polygamy, Polygyny, and Polyandry 2016
    2016 Purity versus Pollution 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
    2014 The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia by Danny Hoffman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.Anthropology of Work Review.  35:45-46. 2014
    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 in HIV/AIDS Policy." Journal of Contemporary African Studies, “50 Years of Swazi Independence” issue, V. Laterza, N.C. Dlamini, and N. Mkhwanazi, eds.Journal of Contemporary African Studies
    Review of Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care. Hoffman, J. & K. Pype, eds. (2016) Policy Press. Anthropology and Aging 40(2)Anthropology and Aging Quarterly.  40.

    Book

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

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Uhlanga. In African Religions: Beliefs and Practices Through History. Editors: Thomas, Douglas, Alanamu, Temilola, p. 241. ABC-CLIO Greenwood, Santa Barbara..  241-241. 2018
    "Critical Witnessing: Ethnographic Writing about Death." Death Culture in the Twenty-First Century. S. Dawdy and T. Kneese, eds. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.
    “Beautiful Blessings: Queer Pentecostals’ Reproductive and Parenting Aspirations.” (1st author w/ Gabby S. Dlamini) Connected Lives: Households, Families, Health, and Care in Contemporary South Africa. N. Mkhwanazi & L. Manderson, eds. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council Press
    “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

    Teaching Activities

  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2019
  • Gendr, Sex, HIV Sub-Sahara Afr Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Medical Anth:Illness & Healing Taught course 2019
  • 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