Erik Mueggler

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Erik Mueggler

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

204-A West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 204-A West Hall
Phone: 734.763.4026
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Anthropology
  • About

    Erik Mueggler is a cultural anthropologist who works in China with minority peoples of the Yi and Naxi nationalities. Mueggler’s work is on local histories of socialism and reform, histories of natural history, practices of death and dying, and endangered language documentation. His books include The Age of Wild Ghosts: Memory, Violence and Place in Southwest China (University of California Press 2001) and The Paper Road: Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet (University of California Press 2011).

  • Education
    • Deep Springs College
    • BA, Cornell University
    • PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Awards
    • 2014 Michigan Humanities Fellowship, University of Michigan “Songs for Dead Parents: Practices and Poetics of Death in Southwest China”
    • 2013 Julian Steward Award for the best monograph in Environmental Anthropology for The Paper Road (University of California Press, 2011)
    • 2004-2005 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Faculty Fellow
    • 2002 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
  • Selected Publications:
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