Emily “Molly” Margaretten
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ripon College
300 Seward Street * Ripon WI 54971
Office Phone: 920-748-8324
MargarettenE {at} ripon.edu


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Associate Professor of Anthropology 2017-present, Ripon College, Ripon WI

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
2010-2016, Ripon College, Ripon WI

Ph.D Anthropology
December 2007, Yale University, New Haven CT
Dissertation Title:
A Place on the Point: South African Street Youth and Informal Street Shelters
Field Languages: isiZulu (advanced), Setswana (intermediate), Kiswahili (elementary)

M.Phil Anthropology May 2002, Yale University, New Haven CT

B.A. Anthropology and Sociology May 1999, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
High Honors Thesis: Total Assimilation or Elusive Policy? Native American Boarding Schools, 1875-1930

PUBLICATIONS

Book
2015 Street Life under a Roof: Youth Homelessness in South Africa. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Journal Articles

2011 Standing (K)in: Street Youth and Street Relatedness in South Africa.
City and Society. 23(S1):45-65.

2011 uGogo: Residing with the Spectral in South Africa.
Transition. Spring Issue 104:2-27.

2009 Street Life under a Roof.
Anthropology and Humanism. 34(2):163-178.

Chapters in Edited Books
2014 Parting Homes in KwaZulu-Natal IN
Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal. Pp. 190-213. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

2013 "I Get Money, Now I Get Trouble:" Tanzanian Women in Durban IN
Writing Invisibility: Conversations on the Hidden City. Pp. 70-81. Mail & Guardian and African Centre for Migration and Society.

Newspaper Article
2013
Making Hairdo: Paucity and Proverbs in Durban. Mail & Guardian.

Book Reviews
2017 At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging by Catie Gressier.
American Ethnologist. 44(1): 150-151.

2015 War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State by Pamela Reynolds.
Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 38:24-26.

2012 Money and Violence: Financial Self-Help Groups in a South African Township by Erik Bähre.
American Ethnologist. 39(3):644-645.

FELLOWSHIPS, RESEARCH GRANTS, AND AWARDS

Internationally and Nationally Awarded
Andrew Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2008-2010
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research: Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2005
Fulbright-Hays: Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant, 2003-2004
National Science Foundation (NSF): Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2003-2004
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS): Summer Fellowship, 2001

Ripon College
Scholarly Grant, 2015 and 2014
Ethical Leadership Summer Grant, 2011


Yale University
Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2006
John Enders Fellowship, 2006
Yale MacMillan Center: Dissertation Research Grant, 2003
Yale MacMillan Center: Pre-Dissertation Grant, 2002
Williams Summer Fellowship, 2002
Graduate School Summer Fellowship, 2001 and 2002
Agrarian Studies Summer Fellowship, 2001
Graduate Studies Fellowship, 2000-2003

Colgate University
Magna Cum Laude, 1999
Award for Excellence in Anthropology, 1999
Lamda Alpha Society, 1998-1999
First-Year Liberal Arts Core Prize, 1997
Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, 1995-1999

TEACHING AND MENTORING

Associate (2016-present) and Assistant (2010-2016) Professor of Anthropology, Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Urban Anthropology, Fall 2017, Fall 2015, and Fall 2013
Medical Anthropology, Fall 2015 and Spring 2014
History of Anthropological Theory, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, and Spring 2012
Ethnographic Field Methods, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, and Fall 2011
Global Youth Cultures, Spring 2017, Spring 2015, and Fall 2010
Africa and Human Rights, Fall 2014 and Fall 2013
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Fall 2016, Fall 2014 and Spring 2012
Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft, Fall 2016 and Fall 2014
Anthropology and Contemporary Global Issues, Spring 2017
Africa and Anthropological Perspectives, Fall 2011
Societies of Africa, Spring 2011
Introduction to Anthropology, Spring 2017, Fall 2010-Spring 2012, Spring 2014, and Spring 2015

Program Director and Visiting Faculty Member Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Univ. of Botswana
Botswana: Development in Southern Africa, Spring 2016
Course: Health and Development in Southern Africa, Spring 2016
Course: Independent Study Placements, Spring 2016

Program Director and Visiting Faculty Member Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Univ. of Dar es Salaam
Tanzania: Ecology and Human Origins Study Abroad Program, Fall 2012
Course: Research Methods and Field Practicum, Fall 2012


Academic Advisor Department of Anthropology, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Anthropology Majors and Minors, Fall 2013-Spring 2017, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
First Year Students, Fall 2011-Spring 2012

Lecturer Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Theory, Methods, Data, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010

Thesis Supervisor Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Honors Students, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010

Instructor Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Introduction to Anthropology, Summer 2007

Part Time Acting Instructor Yale College Seminar Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Street Kids and Street Cultures from Around the World, Spring 2007

Teaching Fellow Department of Anthropology and Women's Studies, Yale University, New Haven CT
Biology of Gender and Sexuality, Spring 2008
Gender and Sexuality in Africa, Spring 2003 and Fall 2005
Societies and Cultures of the Indian Ocean Region, Fall 2002

Invited Lecturer PIER International Affair Summer Institute, Yale University, New Haven CT
Post-development Issues in South Africa, July 7 2006

PAPER PRESENTATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
2013, November 21. I Get Money, Now I Get Trouble: Tanzanian Migrant Women Making a Living in South Africa. Panel session: African Migrants and the Politics of Place: Identity, Community, Power. Chicago, IL.

2011, November 18. Love, Betrayal, and Sexual Intimacy in South Africa. Panel session:
Issues of Sex and Gender across Africa. Montreal, Canada

2008, November 21. Youth-hood and Relational Change: Working towards Adulthood in Post-apartheid South Africa. Panel session:
Youth and the Struggle to Become Adults in 21st Century Africa. San Francisco, CA

2007, December 2. The Street, the Home, and Prospects of Return for South African Youth. Panel session:
Democracy Unbound: Southern African Struggles for Equality, Freedom, and Social Security. Washington, D.C.

2006, November 18. Residing with the Spectral: South African Street Youth and the Occupation of Inhabited Space. Co-Organizer and Chair of Panel Session:
Occupying Spaces: The Negotiated Imaginaries of Urban Youth. San Francisco, CA

2005, December 2. Creating Kin: Love and Survival among Urban Youth in KwaZulu-Natal. Panel Session:
Re-imagining Love and Kinship Relationships: Continuity and Change in Zulu Household Formation. San Francisco, CA

Anthropology of Southern Africa (ASnA)
2009, October 7. Standing K(in): Street Youth and Street Survival in South Africa. Panel Session: Urban Research. Johannesburg, South Africa

African Studies Association (ASA)
2007, October 18. South African Street Youth, Children’s Rights, and the Power of Isinawana (Youth in Need). Panel Session: Challenges for Implementation and Realization of Children’s Rights in 21st Century Africa. New York, NY

2006, November 16. On Shaky Terrain: Visions of the Spectral among South African Street Youth. Panel Session:
(Im)materiality, Religious Practice and Social Change. San Francisco, CA

PAPER PRESENTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

University of the Witwatersrand
2013, June 20-21. "I Get Money, Now I Get Trouble:" Tanzanian Migrant Women Making a Living in South Africa. Presented at the African Center for Migration and Society. Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009, March 26. Street Life under a Roof. Presented at the
Anthropology Colloquia. Johannesburg, South Africa

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2010, April 28. uGogo: Residing with the Spectral in South Africa. Presented at the History and African Studies Seminar. Durban, South Africa

2005, June 8. Point Taken: Durban’s Street Youth and the Creation of Informal Shelters. Presented at the
History and African Studies Seminar. Durban, South Africa

Witwatersrand Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)

2008, August 23. The Corpses Come to Town. Presented at the Symposium for The Life of the Corpse. Johannesburg, South Africa

University of Botswana
2008, October 30. Hey Baby I Love You. I Buy You Cell Phone. Get into my Car. Presented at the Schapera Project Conference for Continuity and Change in an Era of HIV/AIDS. Gaborone, Botswana

Johns Hopkins University
2006, February 25. Ties that Bind: Domestic Production among Urban Youth in South Africa. Presented at the Domesticities Conference. Baltimore, MD

Yale University
2005, November 30. Creating Kin: Love and Survival among South African Street Youth. Presented at the Ethnography and Social Theory Colloquium. New Haven, CT

2003, April 18. Circulating Youth and Circulating Institutions. Paper presented for the
Agrarian Studies Student Symposium. New Haven, CT

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND SERVICE

Academic Standards Committee Fall 2013-Fall 2015, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Chair of Committee, 2014-2015
Participant in a committee that oversees and implements academic standards at Ripon College

Anthropology Department Chair Spring 2015, Ripon College, Ripon WI

Anthropology Club Fall 2014-Fall 2015, Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Faculty advisor for students participating in anthropology club at Ripon College

Lambda Alpha Society Spring 2014-Spring 2017, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Faculty advisor for students participating in honors anthropology society at Ripon College

ACM Study Abroad Program Advisor Fall 2013-Spring 2017, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Campus advisor for students interested in studying abroad in Tanzania and Botswana

Ripon College Feminist Club Spring 2014-Spring 2017, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Faculty co-advisor for students in the Ripon College Feminist Club

Ceresco Research Workshop Fall 2013-Spring 2015, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Organizer (2014-2015) and participant in writing workshop for faculty members to present their research

Benefits Committee Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Participant in a committee that drafts benefits policies for employees of Ripon College

Ripon Senior Showcase
Spring 2014, 2012, 2011, Ripon College, Ripon WI
Helped with organization of graduating seniors’ presentations of scholarly and artistic work

ACM Teaching International Development
Spring 2011, Chicago, IL and Colorado Springs, CO
Participant in interdisciplinary workshop on approaches to teaching international development in liberal arts settings

Grant Writing Workshop Spring 2010, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Led grant writing workshop for honors and masters students in the anthropology department

Ethnography and Social Theory Colloquium Fall 2005-Spring 2006, Yale University, New Haven CT
Co-organized weekly colloquium for anthropology students and professors

Office Assistant for Agrarian Studies Colloquium Fall 2001-Spring 2003, Yale University, New Haven CT
Helped with organization of weekly interdisciplinary colloquium on Agrarian Studies related topics

Agrarian Studies Symposium Spring 2003, Yale University, New Haven CT
Co-organized academic symposium for students and professors

African Brown Bag Lunch Series Spring 2001, Yale University, New Haven CT
Instituted a weekly forum for students and professors to present their respective research interests in Africa

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE

Peer Reviewer
American Ethnologist
City and Society
Medicine Anthropology Theory
Oxford University Press


American Anthropological Association
AAA 2000-2017
Association for Africanist Anthropology
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
Society for Humanistic Anthropology
Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology

African Studies Association ASA 2006-2017