Current Book Projects
Deadly Contradictions: The New American Empire and Its Global Warring. Completed manuscript. Under review.
Starry Nights: Essays in Critical Structural Realism. Completed manuscript. Under review.
A.B., Columbia College
Ph.D, Columbia University
Doctoral Thesis: The Cost of Marriage: A Study of Some Factors, Effecting Northwest Barma Fertility.Ann Arbor: University Microfilms.
University Experience and Teaching
Research Associate, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences Humaines, Aix-en-Provence. FR
Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Guest Professor, Humboldt University. Berlin: Germany.
Honorary Visitor, Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
Co-Founder and Co-Head, Centre de la Recherche en Anthropologie et Sciences Humaines, Chad.
Chair, Anthropology Dept, University of New Hampshire
Research Associate, Max Planck for Social Anthropology (Halle/S, Germany)
Chair, Anthropology Department, University of New Hampshire
Chair, Anthropology Program, University of New Hampshire
Professor of Anthropology, University of New Hampshire
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Ife, Ife-Ife, Nigeria.
Instructor of Cultural Anthropology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Formulation of Critical Structural Realism
Analysis of US Global Warring (1950-present)
Analysis of Oil Production in Chad: N’Djamena
Analysis of Oil Production in Chad: N’Djamena, Abeché, Komé.
Preliminary Analysis of the Oil Production in Chad: N’Djamena, Massenya, and Komé.
Max Planck Institute, Halle, Germany (Brain/Culture Analysis; Global Warring Analysis)
Steering Committee, Commission on Theoretical Anthropology, International Union of Anthropological and Archeological Sciences.
Modern War and Global Economic Processes. Investigation of the relationship between modern organized violence and capital accumulation, 1415-present. Includes library research in Brazil (1997) and France (1998). Center for Humanities, University of New Hampshire and CEMI, UNICAMP, Brazil.
Ethnohistorical Study of War in Centralized Polities. Analysis of war in a selection of chiefdoms and archaic states.
Ethnographic Study of the AVV in Burkina Faso. Analysis of an agro-parastatal development program.
Ethnographic Study of Maures in Mauritania. Analysis of Maure social and economic organization in the Guidimaka.
Ethnographic Study of Arabs in Chad and the Camerouns. The research was concerned with determinants of Arab household and village composition.
Social Impact Analyst for Regional Economic Development Services Office of United States Agency for International Development. Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Project Anthropologist for Projet Assale-Serbouel. Lake Chad Basin Commission. N'Djamena, Chad.
Ethnographic Study of the Barma in Chad. The study of factors affecting Barma fertility. Emphasis was placed on collecting data showing interaction between marriage-associated variables and venereal infection.
Fertility Survey of N'Djamena, Chad. Sample survey techniques were used to indicate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices relevant to fertility among the populations in and around N'Djamena.
Directeur; Section Démographique of the Institut National Tchadian pour les Sciences Humaines (INTSH), N'Djamena, Tchad.
Founding (and first) Editor, Anthropological Theory, Sage International Publishers.
Editorial Board, Reviews in Anthropology, Gordon & Breach Publishers.
General Editor, War & Society Series, Routledge Publishers.
Consulting Editor, Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, Berghahn Publishers
Consulting Editor, Critique of Antrhopology, Sage Publishers
Co-Editor, Anthropological Theory, Sage Publisher
Editorial Board, Integration and Conflict Studies Series, Berghahn Books.
1977 Head, US Section, UNDP N'Djamena, Multi-Donor Mission to the Chad Basin,Commission (UNDP/USAID)
1978-1980 Social Impact Analyst, REDSO/WA: USAID. Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
1984 Evaluated USAID's Social and Institutional, Profiles Program (USAID/PPC)
2008 Supervised Research. Sources of Violence, Conflict Mediation, and Reconciliation: A Socio-Anthropological Study on Dar Sila. (EU/Italtrend)
River Basin Planning
1982 Economic and Social Analyses for the Niger Basin Authority (USAID)
1978 OMVS Socio-Economic Senegal (UNDP/USAID)
1979 Kousseri/Malo Integrated Rural Development Project Chad/Camerouns (UNDP/USAID
1979 Experimental Soil and Water Management Study Upper Volta (ICRISAT/USAID)
1980 Irrigated Agricultural Development Togo (USAID)
1993 Oasis Development Project Mauritania (IFAD)
1975 Selibabi Integrated Rural Development Mauritania (USAID)
1978 Lama Kara Food TogoProduction Project (Entente Fund/USAID)
1979 Eastern ORD Integrated Rural Development Project Upper Volta (USAID)
1979 Niamey Department Development Project Upper Volta (USAID)
1979 Niger Agricultural Niger Sector Assessment(USAID)
1979 Northeast Rural Development Project Ivory Coast(World Bank/USAID)
1979 Tchiri Socio-Economic Study Togo (USAID)
1980 Managed Input and Agricultural Delivery Services Ghana (USAID)
1980 Volta Valley Development Upper Volta (FAC/USAID, Dutch AID)
1980 Sierra Leone Agricultural Sierra Leone Sector Assessment (USAID)
1972 Mali Livestock I Mali (USAID)
1973-74 Assale-Serbewel Livestock Development Project Chad/ Camerouns (UNDP/USAID)
1975 Chad Herder Seminar Chad (USAID)
1978 Chad Farm Systems Project Chad (USAID)
1989 Livestock Development in Grazing Reserves, Phase II Nigeri (UNDP)
Sheep and Goats
1978 Small Ruminant Production and Heath Project Togo (Entente Fund/USAID)
1978 Small Ruminant Production Benin and Health Project (Entente Fund/USAID)
1979 The Gambia Reforestation Project Gambia (USAID)
1981 Guinea-Bissau Forestry Guinea-Bissau Project for Zone I (SIDA/USAID)
1979 Guidimaka Tracks and Trails Project Mauritania (USAID)
1979 Development Applications of Appropriate Technology Project Ghana (USAID)
1977 Participant, Preliminary Session UNCOD. Considered impact of demographic factors on West African environment. Berlin, Germany
1980 Demographic Data Collection and Analysis Project Mali (CILSS/USAID)
Women in Development
1979 Training Women in the Sahel Project Upper Volta (USAID)
Grants and awards
Putney School Scholarship
Columbia College Scholarship1965-66 Columbia University Fellow
Presidential Fellow (declined)
NIMH Predoctoral Fellowship
The Population Council Fellowship
Awarded stipend to design course sequence, Anthropology and the Modern World for the UNH General Education Program.
UNH Senior Faculty Fellowship
Member UNH Faculty Scholar Program
International Honor Society in Social Science
International Honor Society in International Studies
Recipient of University of New Hampshire Book Prize
Teaching Award, Student Activities Program, Memorial Union, UNH
UNH Senior Faculty Fellowship
Distinguished Professor Award, UNH
Humanities Program Senior Fellowship
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Senior Research Professor
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Funding for CRASH
Secured funding through Italtrend with CRASH-research team to perform an EC study of conflict resolution in the Dar Sila region of eastern Chad.
Memberships of professional societies
American Anthropological Association
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
Council of General Anthropology
College of Fellows, Institute for Development Anthropology
Réseau International de Recherches Pluridisciplinaires sur l'Histoire et la Préhistoire dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad
Task Force on Famine, American Anthropological Association