Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology


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Robert Philen

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Cornell University; M.A. Anthropology, University of Georgia; B.A. Anthropology, University of West Florida
Area: Cultural Anthropology
Professional Interests: Discourse and Practice; Medical Anthropology / Health and Culture; Anthropology and Art/Literature; Gender and Sexuality; Latin American and Border Studies
Teaches: A wide variety of cultural anthropology courses, including Contemporary Cultural Anthropology Theory, Research Design in Anthropology, Disease and Culture, Cultures of Mexico, Cultures of Latin America, Aesthetics and Critical Theory, History of Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Language and Culture, Sex Roles in Anthropological Perspective

Phone: (850) 474-2975
Email: rphilen@uwf.edu

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Projects:

  • Examination of Cultural Models of Drinking
  • Study of Effects of Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on LGBT Service Members
  • Exploration of Anthropological Concepts via Painting

Professional Duties:

  • Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Council, 2013-14
  • Member, College of Arts and Sciences Personnel Committee
  • Member, UWF STRIDE Task Force on Faculty Diversity
  • Co-Chair, UWF Alcohol Coalition
  • Member, UWF Women's Studies Advisory Board

Recent Publications:

  • Philen, R. In Press. "Giovanni's Room" in Black Gay Genius, edited by Charles Stephens and Steven Fullwood, Vintage Entity Press.
  • Philen, R., ed. In Press. Shepherd, Reginald (edited by Robert Philen). "Narcissus as Narcissus" in Black Gay Genius, edited by Charles Stephens and Steven Fullwood, Vintage Entity Press.
  • Philen, R. 2013. "Foreword" to Song After All: Letters of Reginald Shepherd and Alan Contreras, edited by Alan Contreras, CraneDance.
  • Philen, R. 2013. "Reading, Looking, Listening" in Song After All: Letters of Reginald Shepherd and Alan Contreras, edited by Alan Contreras, CraneDance.
  • Philen, R. 2013. "Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and the Experience of Art (Musical and Visual)" in Song After All: Letters of Reginald Shepherd and Alan Contreras, edited by Alan Contreras, CraneDance.
  • Philen, R. 2013. "The Experience of Live Music" in Song After All: Letters of Reginald Shepherd and Alan Contreras, edited by Alan Contreras, CraneDance.
  • Philen, R., ed. 2011. Shepherd, Reginald. (Edited and with an introduction by Robert Philen) Red Clay Weather. University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Philen, R. 2011. Argument and Catastrophe. The American Journal of Semiotics27:163-174.
  • Philen, R., ed. 2010. Shepherd, Reginald. (Edited and with an introduction by Robert Philen) A Martian Muse: Further Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry. University of Michigan Press. American Journal of Health Education 41(1): 29 - 37.
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