Peter Just

Peter Just
Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
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Hollander Hall Rm 325

Education

B.A. University of Chicago (1972)
M.A. University of Pennsylvania (1979)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology (1986)

Areas of Expertise

MAJOR INTERESTS

  • Law and dispute settlement
  • Religion and magic
  • Cross-cultural study of personality and emotions
  • Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ANTH 101(F)

The Scope of Anthropology

ANTH 233 / ASST 233 / REL 253(S)

Spiritual Crossroads: Religious Life in Southeast Asia

ANTH 234 / WGSS 234

Masculinities

ANTH 328 T(F)

Emotions and the Self

ANTH 331

Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Magic

ANTH 391 / INTR 391(S)

Insurgencies: Revolts, Revolutions, Wars of National Liberation, and Jihads

Scholarship/Creative Work

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Dead Goats and Broken Betrothals: Liability and Equity in Dou Donggo Law.”American Ethnologist 17: 75-90, 1990. Oxford University Press, 1988
  • “History, Power, Ideology, and Culture: Current Directions in the Anthropology of Law.” Law and Society Review 26 (2): 373-411, 1992
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2000, co-authored with John D. Monaghan
  • Dou Donggo Justice: Conflict & Morality in an Indonesian Society. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001
  • “Law, Ritual and Order.” In K. von Benda-Beckmann and F. Pirie, eds., Order and Disorder: Anthropological Perspectives, Berghahn Books, 2007

Current Committees

Interdisciplinary Studies Program (2011-2015)