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Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Nancy Merryman, Ph.D

Nancy Merryman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Department or Division: Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: Ward Hall - Room 206
Phone Number:(570) 945-8476

What makes Keystone special to me?
"I've taught at Keystone since 1989. I especially enjoy the close personal interaction with my students. I respect the dedication of my colleagues. Keystone is a wonderful place to be for all of us."


Wilkes College, BA, English

State University of New York at Binghamton, MA, English

Northwestern University, Ph.D., Anthropology and Certificate of African Studies

Courses Teaching:

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Cultural Geography


I've worked in sub-Saharan Africa for 8 years with pastoral nomads in situations of drought, famine, refugees and resettlement. I focus primarily on women and family issues.


"Women's Welfare in the Jubba Valley: Somali Socialism and After." In The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia. Catherine Besteman and Lee V. Cassanelli, eds. Westview Press, pp. 179-198, 1996

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