Andrew Shryock

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Shyrock

Professor, Anthropology

205-C West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 205-C West Hall
Phone: 734.764.9939
ashryock@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Middle Eastern North African Studies
    • International Studies Program
    • The Center for International and Comparative Studies
  • About

    Andrew Shryock specializes in cultural anthropology and is jointly affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. He has done ethnographic fieldwork in Yemen, Jordan, and among Arab immigrant and ethnic communities in Detroit. His research in the Arab world centers on matters of historicity, nationalism, oral tradition, tribe-state relations, and modernity (both its cultural politics and its alternative forms). His work in North America focuses on ethnicity, mass mediated culture, transnational communities, and identity politics. Shryock is active in public cultural work, especially documentary films, museum exhibitions, and collaborative, community-based research and writing projects. Recently, he has given much of his attention to the moral and political dimensions of hospitality. He is also interested in developing new ways to write about the ancient past, human and pre-human, an agenda that calls for a rethinking of the relationship between anthropology, history, and the natural sciences. Since 2006, Shryock has served as editor of Comparative Studies in Society and History.

  • Education
    • B.A., Georgia Southern College 1984
    • M.A., UM 1986
    • Ph.D., UM 1993
  • Awards
    • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor