H.William Westerman

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
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R-539

201-200-2014
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Summary

Migration and ethnic studies, with a focus on refugees; immigration detention; political asylum; immigrant arts, music, and education; human rights; immigrant communities in New Jersey; undocumented youth and DACA.

Museums, particularly ethnographic and history museums and museums of immigration.

Folklore and traditional culture, especially pertaining to belief systems; visual sociology and the sociology of cinema and photography; the sociology of culture including folklife, oral literature, music, and folk protest; inclusive pedagogy; indigenous languages and literatures and cultural sustainability; oral history; nonviolence; social justice and the sociology of knowledge.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, A.M., Ph.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.