Dr Marcia Rego, Ph.D.

Dr Marcia Rego, Ph.D.

Associate 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 277080025
+1 919 660 7062


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


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


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.