Office: LHS C217
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7329
BA (McGill) MA, PhD (New York University)
Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Italy, religion and world view, Islam, embodiment, gender, consumption, ethnographic methods, and histories of anthropology.
Anne Meneley received her PhD in Anthropology from New York University in 1993. Her book on women’s competitive hospitality in Yemen, Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town (1996) has been released in its 20th Anniversary Edition (2016). She has co-edited two volumes, Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession (with Don Kulick) and Autoethnographies: Anthropologies of the Academy (with Donna Young, 2005). She has served as a board member of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association. Her work deals with the production, circulation and consumption of olive oil in Italy and Palestine. She has published articles in various journals including American Anthropologist, Annual Review of Anthropology, Anthropologica, Cultural Anthropology, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Ethnos, Food, Culture & Society, Food and Foodways, Gastronomica, History and Anthropology, Jerusalem Quarterly, PoLar, Religion and Society, and Social Analysis. Her current work is on the anthropology of consumerism, walking (quantified and nature walking), mobilities, cities, and human-nonhuman interactions in plant materialities.
2021 Eating Wild: Hosting the Food Heritage of Palestine. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 44(2):207-222.
2020 Anthropology News, 29 June 2020 The Distance of a Hockey Stick, Pandemic Insights.
2020a Hope in the Ruins: Seeds, Plants, and Possibilities of Regeneration. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, online.
2020b The Olive and Imaginaries of the Mediterranean. History and Anthropology 31 (1):66-83.
2019 Walk This Way: Fitbit and Other Kinds of Walking in Palestine. Cultural Anthropology 34(1):130-154.
2018 Consumerism. Annual Review of Anthropology 47:117-32.
2017 The Zabidi House. Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill My Eye. Ed. Trevor H.J. Marchand, pp. 194-203. London: Gingko Library.
2016 Checking Your Waistline at the Checkpoint: Dieting as a Peace Initiative. Jerusalem Quarterly 68:90-103.
2014a The Accidental Pilgrims: Olive Pickers in Palestine. Religion and Society: Advances in Research 5: 186-199.
2014b Resistance is Fertile! The Re-invention of Food: Connection and Mediation, Cristina Grasseni and Heather Paxson, guest editors. Special Edition of Gastronomica Vol. 14(4):70-79.
2014c The Qualities of Palestinian Olive Oil in Fat: Culture and Materiality, Christopher E. Forth and Alison Leitch, eds. pp. 17-31. New York: Bloomsbury.
2014d Discourses of Distinction in Contemporary Palestinian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Production. Food and Foodways 22 (1-2): 48-64.
2014e Comment on Andrew Bevan’s “Mediterranean Containerism.” Current Anthropology 55 (4):408-409.
2011 Blood, Sweat and Tears in a Bottle of Palestinian Olive Oil. Food, Culture and Society 14 (2): 275-290.
2011 Food and Morality in Yemen. In Food: Ethnographic Encounters. Editor, Leo Coleman. New York: Berg. Pp. 17-29.
2008 Time in a Bottle: The Uneasy Circulation of Palestinian Olive Oil. Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). Fall 248:18-23.
2007 Fashion and Fundamentalisms in Fin de Siècle Yemen: Chador Barbie and Islamic Socks. Cultural Anthropology 22:214-243.
2003 Scared Sick or Silly? Social Analysis 47(2):21-39. Also reprinted in Illness and Irony. M. Lambek and P. Antze, eds. 2004 New York: Berghahn.
1999 Goods and Goodness. Social Analysis 43(3):69-88.
1999 Introduction to "The Structuring of Subjectivities in Material Worlds." Social Analysis 43(3):1-5.
1998 Analogies and Resonances in the Process of Ethnographic Understanding. Ethnos 63:202-226.