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Dr. Rosa de Jorio

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Faculty Bio

Professor & Program Coordinator

Phone: (904) 620-1642

Office: Building 51, Room 2209


Areas of Expertise

Sociocultural Anthropology; Critical Heritage Studies; Political Anthropology; Islam and Public Culture; Sexuality and Gender; Migration and Globalization.


1997 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


1989 M.Sc. in Social Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK


1987 Laurea in Lettere (B.A.) with specialization in Ethnology and Anthropology Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy


De Jorio received a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.Sc. in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK; and a B.A. (Laurea) in Modern Literature with a specialization in ethno-anthropology from the University of Rome La Sapienza Italy.


De Jorio has carried out extensive fieldwork research in Mali, West Africa predominantly in urban areas. Topics of inquiry include the politics of cultural heritage; women's networks and organizations; Islam and the public sphere; displacement and globalization. Her research was sponsored by several institutions including the Social Science Research Council, the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), and the Italian Institute for African studies.