215 Neff Hall
Ph.D., 2007, Tulane University
Sociocultural anthropology of Africa, South Asia, and Hawai’i. Theoretical focus on globalization, economics, and gender. Additional interests in tourism development, land tenure, sex work, clothing and the anthropology of the body
Cultural Anthropology (both in classroom and on-line), World Cultures, Magic Witchcraft and Religion, Africa, Women in Other Cultures, Anthropology of the Body, Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology, Seminars in Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology of Development, Ethnographic Methods)
Dr. Demovic is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her fieldwork in Zanzibar, Tanzania, concerned tourism development, Islam, culture change, and household economics in rural fishing villages. She has experience as an applied anthropologist, teaching methods of collecting oral histories to parklands’ descendants and employees in Hawai'i. Angela has also completed extensive interview research with sex workers in New Orleans, which has led her to an interest in feminist jurisprudence and the rights of sex workers globally. Her theoretical interests include economics, gender, political change, and globalization.
Dr. Angela Demovic received her BS in psychology, with a secondary major in English literature and a minor in Religious Studies from Western Illinois University. She completed graduate coursework in the departments of Psychology and Anthropology at Tulane University, where she received an MA in Anthropology in 2000 and a PhD in 2007. Although Dr. Demovic is trained as a traditional four fields anthropologist, the academic focus of her doctoral work at Tulane was on the sociocultural anthropology of subSaharan Africa. Her dissertation was based on field research in Tanzania done in 1997 and 2001. After graduation, Dr. Demovic moved to Hawai’I to volunteer for the National Parks Service, teaching oral history classes to park employees and interested community members. Dr. Demovic has experience teaching as a visiting faculty member in departments of Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Psychology. She has been a faculty member at WSU since 2008.