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Dike, Steven Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Dike is writing a book about Oscar Lewis, the anthropologist who coined the phrase 'culture of poverty,' and who was one of the leading American anthropologists of the 1950s and 1960s. The book covers the debates about the culture of poverty, Lewis's involvement with Puerto Rican nationalists, an analysis of Lewis's methods, and the renaissance of the culture of poverty in modern poverty discourse. His research interests include labor and working class history, intellectual history, the history of anthropology, the history of warfare--specifically, the Vietnam War, and the history of Puerto Rico.


  • Modern American history, intellectual history, history of anthropology, history of poverty, culture of poverty, Puerto Rican history



courses taught

  • HIST 1015 American History to 1865 (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 2220 History of War and Society (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 1025 American History since 1865 (Fall 2018)
  • HIST 2166 The Vietnam Wars (Fall 2018)
  • HIST 2220 History of War and Society (Spring 2018)


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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