Dr. Mark A. Peterson

Dr. Mark Allen Peterson

Professor & Interim Chair

Anthropology & International Studies
Upham Hall, 124 D
Oxford, OH 45056
Spring 2023 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

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A former political journalist in Washington, DC, Dr. Mark Allen Peterson is Professor of Anthropology, and Professor of International Studies. He has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, India and the U.S. He is the author of the books Anthropology and Mass Communication: Myth and Media in the New Millennium (Berghahn 2003) and Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East (Indiana University Press 2011) and co-author of International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues (Westview 2014). Dr. Peterson specializes in global flows of culture, including news and entertainment media, marketing and consumption. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1996.

He has published articles in Anthropology Today, Anthropological Quarterly, Childhood, Contemporary Islam, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Research in Economic Anthropology and Social Anthropology as well as in the books At War With Words (Walter de Gruyter 2003), Media Anthropology (Sage 2005), Folklore/Cinema (Utah State 2007) and The Anthropology of News and Journalism (Indiana 2010). Learn more at www.connectedincairo.com