Molly Mullin, PhD

anthropologist, author, teacher, editor

I have a B.A. in history from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Duke University. From 1993-2012 I was a professor at Albion College, in Michigan, where I taught a wide range of courses in anthropology, women’s studies, global studies, and environmental studies. A course I introduced there in 1995 on humans’ relationships with other animals was one of the first anthropology courses focused on that topic.

I now live in Carrboro, North Carolina, where I am working on a book of essays I am calling Domus. Latin for a kind of rural house, domus is the origin of the word domestication. I draw on personal experience as well as on my own and others’ historical and ethnographic research to explore the political ecology of domestication.

I teach introductory anthropology courses at North Carolina State University, and I work as a freelance copyeditor and writing coach. I especially enjoy working with graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

Selected Works

Edited volume
This book's essays consider domestication an ongoing process that involves culture and biology, humans and other species.
Ethnography
A historical and ethnographic study of the patronage of Native art in the American Southwest.
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