1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Russell A. Judkins has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1972
Ph.D., Cornell University
B.A., Brigham Young University
Present: Jesse Cornplanter, Seneca (1889-1957): biographical studies; cataloging of personal documents from the Bartlett/Cornplanter Collection housed at SUNY Geneseo.
Present: Preparation of new editions of classic works by Lewis Henry Morgan (with Ely Parker) and Henry R. Schoolcraft (relying upon David Cusick); Native American contributions.
Publications and Professional Activities
In preparation: "Earnest Smith and Arthur C. Parker: Cutlural Themes in Ernest Smith's Paintings." Co-author, with Richard Hill (Tuscarora)/Smithsonian.
1996: Morgan's League of the Ho-de'-no-sau-nee or Iroquois: a Reader's - Native American Edition (editor). Forthcoming, Persimmon Press.
1994: "Threat to Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historic Native American Sites in the Genesee Valley from the Geological Consquences of the Azko Salt Mine Collapse," Conference on Iroquois Research. Rensselaerville Institute. Rensselaerville, NY.
Spring 2015 Classes
ANTH 100: S/M/Intr Cultural Anthropology
This course has two broad aims. One is to introduce students to the field of cultural anthropology by paying close attention to what anthropologists do and how they do it. The other is to explore so
me of the ways in which people organize their lives and construct systems of meaning -- from kin relations and gender roles to economic systems and marriage patterns, religion and healing. In the process, we will be challenged to think about the value of cultural diversity in an increasingly interconnected world and to see ourselves from others' point of view.
A survey of the theories of religion based on a comparative study of ethnographic evidence from Western and non-Western cultures. Emphasis is on the cognitive roots, social functions, psychological i
mpact, and cultural meanings of religion. The relevance of religion to the contemporary world in a time of modernization and globalization is probed, so is the nature of fundamentalism from a historical as well as contemporary perspective. Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or permission of instructor. Offered spring, odd years