Marcia Rego

Marcia Rego

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Thompson Writing Program, 109 Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025
Phone: 
(919) 660-7062

Overview

Courses taught:

W305S/DANCE302S/THEATRST283S/MUSIC305S Writing about Performance

ETHICS 390S Field Ethics (for DukeImmerse)

W101 The Craft of Ethnography

W101 Embodying Social Meaning                                                                            

Postdoctoral Seminar in Teaching Writing (co-taught) – Thompson Writing Program

CULANTH 290S Anthropology and Social Change

W101 Translating the Culture Shock: Beyond Intercultural (Mis)Understanding                          

CULANTH 180S The Anthropology of Health and Illness                                                                               

CULANTH 94 Introduction to CulturalAnthropology                                                                                           

W70 Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing  

CULANTH 280S Cannibalism to Anorexia: Anthropology of Body                                                                

W101 Beyond Genes (in Genome Revolution FOCUS cluster)

W101 Writing Diversity into Human Rights

W101 Writing Cultures and Cultures of Writing

 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 2001

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Tuition Grant for NCFDD Faculty Success Program awarded by Office of the Dean, A&S, Duke University (2018)

Arts and Sciences Travel Grant awarded by Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (2017)

David L. Paletz Course Enhancement Grant. Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. awarded by Trinity College or Arts and Science (2017)

Curriculum Enrichment Award for “Writing about Performance” course awarded by Duke Performances/Language, Arts, and Media Program (2017)

Arts Collaboration Development Grant awarded by Council for the Arts, Duke University (2017)

Arts and Sciences Research Grant awarded by Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University (2016)

Course Development Grant - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation awarded by Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. (2015)

Arts and Sciences Travel Grant awarded by Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University (2014)

Arts and Sciences Faculty Travel Grant awarded by Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (2013)

University Writing Program Research Grant to conduct fieldwork in Cape Verde awarded by Duke University Writing Program (2006)

Faculty Human Rights Course Development Grant awarded by Duke Human Rights Initiative (2005)

Postdoctoral Mellon Fellowship 2004-2009 awarded by Mellon Foundation/Duke University (2004)

University of California, San Diego Graduate Studies Grant awarded by University of California (1999)

University of California, San Diego Graduate Studies Grant awarded by University of California (1998)

Field Study Grant awarded by Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego (1996)

Full Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, 1994-1998 awarded by CNPq (National Research Council), Brazil (1994)

Full scholarship for Master’s Degree 1990-1992 awarded by CNPq (National Research Council), Brazil (1990)

Rego, M. "Unadvisable." Anthropology and Humanism 43.1 (June 2018): 156-156. Full Text

Rego, MS. "The Naked Ethnographer." Anthropology Now 3.2 (September 2011). (Academic Article)

Rego, M, and Neuschel, K. "Assessment: What is it Good for? (For Faculty, it Turns Out...)." Liberal Education Washington Dc .

Airing our Dirty Laundry: Towards a Legible Anthropology. Creator, Designer. http://sites.duke.edu/towardsalegibleanthropology/ (2013)

Abstract

The Words-We-Write quilt displays commonly (overly)used anthropological jargon in black and grey letters on a white background. The words featured in the quilt came from a compilation of 10 years' worth of article titles from the journal "Cultural Anthropology," as well as from several conversations with anthropologists in the process of writing their dissertations.

The World-We-Write-In quilt spells out realities of the world around us in bright-colored letters on a black background.