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Rachel Newcomb, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Rachel Newcomb

I hold the Diane and Michael Maher Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning chair and am Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rollins College. I earned my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004, and I also hold an MA from Johns Hopkins in The Writing Seminars.

I teach a broad range of courses in Anthropology and in the Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program, including Middle East Culture, Gender and Globalization, Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa, Middle Eastern Film, and Food, Culture, and Social Justice.

My research focuses on issues related to globalization, particularly in Morocco. I'm currently working on research locally and in Spain about how food cultures change in response to globalization, and during the immigration process.

My most recent book is Everyday Life in Global Morocco, published by Indiana University Press in 2017. I am also the author of Women of Fes: Ambiguities of Life in Urban Morocco (2009, University of Pennsylvania Press) and co-editor with David Crawford of Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding, published 2013 by Indiana University Press.

I am also a frequent contributor to the Washington Post Book World.

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Newcomb Publishes Book on Modern Life in Morocco

Professor of anthropology Dr. Rachel Newcomb has recently published Everyday Life in Global Morocco, a moving and engaging exploration of how world issues impact the lives of one middle class family as they work, eat, love, and grow.
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Cool Class: Food & Immigrant Cultures in Central Florida

This Intersession course taught Rollins students that just like there’s more to a recipe than a list of ingredients, there’s more to a population than statistics.
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Newcomb reviews Jim Tankersley’s book for The Washington Post

Anthropology professor Rachel Newcomb’s latest review for The Washington Post examines a timely topic: the rise of America’s middle class.
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