Leyla Keough, adjunct assistant professor of cultural anthropology, received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2008), her M.A. in Social Science from University of Chicago (1997), and her B.A. in International Relations from George Washington University (1994).
Professor Keough’s research covers the topics of transnational migration, gender, and globalization. Her book ‘Driven’ Women in Postsocialist Europe: Gender, Migrations, and Moralities (forthcoming with Woodrow Wilson/Indiana University Press) analyzes shifts in the global economy, transnationalism, and changing notions gendered identity in the borders of Europe – specifically women who travel from formerly Soviet Moldova to work as domestics in Istanbul, Turkey. It also engages policy debates over trafficking in women. Her most recent interests are in the transnationalisms of Muslims in Europe and the United States.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
CSI-0221: Culture, Politics, and Policy in Europe (Spring 2014)
CSI-0169: Migration through Film (Spring 2014)
CSI-0190: Understanding Culture and Power: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Fall 2013)
CSI-0292: Gender in the Middle East: Ethnographic Perspectives (Fall 2013)