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Drybread, K.



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research overview

  • One strand of my research examines how political power and financial capital enable elite white men to mobilize racial stereotypes and moral tropes that absolve them of legal responsibility for their criminal transgressions. Another strand of my research draws together debates about public security, human rights, and social exclusion to examine specific acts of violence involving poor Black Brazilian youths—as victims and as perpetrators. A third strand of my research examines popular cultural representations of imprisonment through a multi-modal research project developed in conjunction with men incarcerated in the United States and in the UK. A fourth strand of my research examines social and legal responses to sexual violence in Brazil and the United States.


  • political corruption sexual violence


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courses taught

  • ANTH 1155 - Exploring Global Cultural Diversity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines the geography, kinship, politics and religious values of various cultures globally in historical and contemporary context through an anthropological perspective. Check with department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ANTH 1200 - Culture and Power
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Compares contemporary sociopolitical systems across cultures, from non-Western tribal groups to modern states. Introduces students to anthropological approaches for understanding and analyzing political forces, processes, and institutions that affect cultures such as colonialism, warfare, violence,ethnicity, migration, and globalization.
  • ANTH 2100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Covers current theories in cultural anthropology and discusses the nature of field work. Explores major schools of thought and ethnographic fieldwork in a range of cultures studied by anthropologists. Required for Anthropology majors.
  • ANTH 4020 - Explorations in Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Special topics in cultural and physical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Check with the department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 5020.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

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