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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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