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Elise Edwards

Professor - Anthropology History and Anthropology - LAS
Elise Edwards

Office Hours

Tuesday
  • from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday
  • from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Friday
  • from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

JH 349C

emedwar1@butler.edu
317-940-9743

My research interests include the history and culture of Japan, the anthropology of sport, the anthropology of science, gender studies, feminist theory, historical anthropology, mass/popular culture, theories of embodiment, urban anthropology, and visual culture. Most of my fieldwork has focused on cultures of sport in Japan and while I study and teach about all kinds of sport, football (soccer) is my ultimate passion. I am currently working to complete a book manuscript about soccer, corporate sport, the recession of the 1990s, and national identity in Japan, which is tentatively titled Fields for the Future: Soccer and Citizens in Japan at the Turn of the 21st Century. More locally, I've become interested in the issue of homelessness, particularly here in my hometown of Indianapolis, and hope to create a course and a research project focused on homeless individuals and their lives. 

 Here is a link to my webpage.

Curriculum Vitae