Mark Allen Peterson

Contact Information

photo of Mark Peterson124D Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5018
Office Hours (Fall 2021):
T 10:00-11:50


Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies (International Studies)


PhD, Brown University


Dr. Peterson teaches courses in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies. His courses focus on several different aspects of globalization, particularly intercultural relations, diaspora, gaming and media, with specializations in the areas of the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.


Dr. Peterson's research interests include globalization and localization processes, mass media, the anthropology of news and journalism, new information technologies, modernity, nationalism and transnationalism, and semiotics, drama and spectacle. He's carried out fieldwork in Egypt, India, and the United States.

Dr. Peterson is the author of Connected in Cairo: Growing up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East (Indiana University Press, 2011), Anthropology and Mass Communication: Media and Myth in the New Millennium (Berghahn Books, 2003), and coauthor of International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues, Fourth edition (Westview, 2017)

He has published 22 research articles and 16 book chapters.


Professor Peterson is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the AAA Middle East Section, the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and the Media Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

He's also on the editorial board of CyberOrient, an on-line journal of contemporary Middle East studies, and is Co-Editor of the Anthropology of Media book series with Berghahn Publishing.

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