Patricia Sloane-White, dphil
Department of Anthropology,
Anthropology and Business
Asian Women in the Global Workplace
Asian Women’s Lives
Elites: The New Rich in
History of Anthropogical Theory
Islam in the West (Study Abroad
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
and Cultures of
and Cultures of
Peoples and Cultures of the Muslim World
in Social and Cultural Anthropology:
Wives, Mistresses, and Matriarchs: Asian Women’s Lives (Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies Program)
Privileged and Global: American and Malaysian Lives (interactive
videoconference course co-taught with university students in
In all of my courses, I teach students that the words and experiences of their daily lives—globalization, modernization, fundamentalism, terrorism, power and inequality, and the economy—concern ideas and realities that require them to look at other cultures and societies. I emphasize that as informed citizens of the modern global world, they must know about the traditions, beliefs, and social practices which are embedded in other cultures and nations and the ways in which seemingly global practices such as capitalism are localized and particularized in different settings. Above all, I see teaching anthropology as a chance to enlarge students’ view of the world, and to help them understand some of the cultural, economic, historical, and religious forces that have shaped and will shape the modern world.
My courses are writing-intensive courses. I ask students at all levels of their anthropology education to question through writing and critical thinking what defines difference and belonging in our own and other cultures, and what unites us as human beings.
I teach courses in the Department of Women’s Studies and several of my courses fulfill requirements for the major and minor in Asian Studies and the minor in Islamic Studies.
am the Director of Islamic Studies at the
For an article on my videoconference
course between students at the
For an article on my course on “Muslim Delaware,” click here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/mar/muslim-delaware-032812.html
After nearly a decade of
senior-level business experience on Wall Street, I trained as an anthropologist
to study the relationship between Islam and modern capitalism in
I first conducted fieldwork
When I arrived in
In my second period of
In the past few years, I have made four
extended fieldwork visits to
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Beyond Islamism at
Work: ‘Corporate Islam’ in
“Working in the Islamic Economy,” Sojourn, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 26: 2, 2011.
“From Sisters to Sinners in One
Generation: The Shifting Status of
Middle-Class Malay Girlhood.” In Helgren, Jennifer
and Colleen A. Vasconcellas (eds), Girlhood:
A Global History.
“Beyond Fifty Years of
Political Stability in
“US and Malaysian Students: Encounters in
Modernity.” In Lee, Julian (ed),
The Malaysian Way of Life.
Middle-Class Muslim Home in Urban Malaysia: A Sociable Site for Economic and
Political Action,” in Lynch, Paul; Alison J. McIntosh; and Hazel Tucker (eds), Commercial Homes in Tourism: An International Perspective.
“The Ethnography of Failure: Middle-Class Malays Producing Capitalism in an ‘Asian Miracle’ Economy.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 39 : 455-482, 2008.
“Why Malays Travel: Middle-Class Malay Tourism and the Creation of Social Difference and Belonging.” Crossroads: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 18:2, 2007.
Islam, Modernity, and Entrepreneurship among the
Corporate Islam: Working in