Department of Sociology & Anthropology

507 Chafee Building, 10 Chafee Road, Kingston, RI 02881

– 401.874.2587 (ph); 401.874.2588 (f)

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John Poggie

  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Chafee Hall, Rm 511
  • Phone: 401.874.5666
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John Poggie earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of New Brunswick, Canada before coming to the University of Rhode Island where he teaches courses on theory, methodology, and several aspects of cultural anthropology.

His field research in several cultural areas of the world has focused on changing human cultural adaptations. Most recently he worked in southeastern Alaska and in 2010 he began a new field project in Puerto Rico in collaboration with Professor Garcia-Quijano of URI. Dr. Poggie served for seven years as editor-in-chief of the journal Human Organization.

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