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Morris Appointed Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Clarkson University

Christopher K. Morris has been appointed assistant professor of anthropology at Clarkson University.

Christopher K. MorrisHe received his bachelor of arts, master of arts, graduate certificate in college teaching, graduate certificate in development studies, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

His research and teaching interests are in medical, political and environmental anthropology; pharmaceuticals; health; labor; rights; customary law; development; qualitative methods; Germany; and southern Africa.

Morris’ applied work has included land rights activism. While pursuing his doctoral degree, he consulted for the Centre for Law and Society (University of Cape Town) and the Legal Resource Centre in Grahamstown, South Africa, on the failure of the South African state to transfer land title to a Community Property Association in the former apartheid homeland of the Ciskei, Eastern Cape Province.

His teaching experience includes a faculty position on the Semester at Sea (University of Virginia) Summer 2014 Voyage, during which he taught the anthropology of food and introduction to cultural anthropology. While at the University of Colorado, he was instructor of record for numerous courses, including medical anthropology and introduction to peace and conflict studies.

Morris has been a visiting scholar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Rhodes University, South Africa, and did master's level, as well as preliminary dissertation and dissertation follow-up field work, in Germany, Tanzania and South Africa. His articles have been published in professional journals.

Morris has made presentations at invited conferences and meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology, and the Anthropology Brownbag Series at University of Colorado at Boulder.

His honors and awards include the Chancellor’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, CU Boulder; Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship; and the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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