Schrift


MELISSA SCHRIFT

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY


Angola interview  
Interview with inmate cowboy at Angola Prison Rodeo  

CONTACT

E-Mail:
Phone: 423.439.4997
Office: 223D Rogers-Stout Hall

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1240)
Medical Anthropology (ANTH 3070)
Popular and Consumer Culture (SOAA 4357)
Ethnographic Field Techniques (SOAA 4627)
Practicing Anthropology (ANTH 4070)
Cultural Applications to Rural Health (PSYC 7500)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Schrift Mao   Melungeon book

Books

Schrift, Melissa. 2013. Becoming Melungeon: Making an Ethnic Identity . Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Schrift, Melissa. 2001. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge: The Creation and Mass Consumption of a Personality Cult . New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Articles

Schrift, Melissa. 2008. The Wildest Show in the South: Angola Prison Rodeo and Arts and Crafts Festival. Southern Cultures 14(1):22-41.

Schrift, Melissa. 2006. Angola Prison Art: Captivity, Creativity and Commodification. Journal of American Folklore119(473):257-274.

Schrift, Melissa. 2004. Inmate Cowboys, Public Spectacle and Institutional Tourism at the Angola Prison Rodeo. Ethnology 43(4):331-44.

Schrift, Melissa. 2003. Appalachian Melungeons and the Politics of Heritage. IN Southern Heritage on Display: Public Ritual and Ethnic Diversity. Celeste Ray, ed. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Schrift, Melissa and Keith Pilkey. 1996. Revolution Remembered: Chairman Mao Icons and Chinese Nationalist Ideology. Journal of Popular Culture 30(2):169-198.

Beaver, Patricia and Melissa Schrift. 1994. Women Mentoring Women: Fieldwork in the People’s Republic of China. Anthropology and Humanism 18(2):48-55.