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Therese A. de Vet

Selected Publications

2012  Lansing, J. Stephen & Thérèse A. de Vet, "The Functional Significance of Balinese Water Temples: A Reply to Critics.” Human Ecology. Vol. 40, Number 3, 453-467.

2011  Lansing, J. Stephen, Murray P. Cox, Thérèse A. de Vet, Sean S. Downey, Brian Hallmark and Herawati Sudoyo. “An ongoing Austronesian expansion in Island Southeast Asia.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30, 262-272.

2010  Culture Clash: Arizona as a mirror of spreading anti-minority sentiment world-wide.” Modern Language Association of Malaysia (Proceedings).

2008   “Context and the Emerging Story: Improvised Performance in Oral and Literate Societies.” In Oral Tradition.

2007  “Parry in Paris” with a New Introduction, in “Epica Avda Mededovica” (The Epics of Avdo Mededovic) Z. Colakovic, ed. Podgorica: Almanah, 2007. 619-53.

Book review:

2013  E. Minchin, Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World. Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, Vol. 9. (Mnemosyne Supplements 335. (Leiden and Boston: Brill,  2012). In The Classical Review, Vol. 63, Issue 02, October 2013, pp. 333-335.




Courses Taught

Culture and Schooling

Orality and Literacy

Anthropology, Colonialism, and the Law

The Origins of Anthropology


Areas of Study

Mexico & Mesoamerica
South Asia & Southeast Asia
Middle East,  Western Europe

Research Interests

Comparative Studies of literacy and orality; history of education; performance; Ancient Greece & Hellenistic era, Ethnography of Bali, Southeast Asia.

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Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Practice, Anthropology
Telephone: 520.621.6287
Fax: 520.621.6287
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 313A
Office Hours: Fall 2013: by appointment. Spring 2014: TBA


Ph.D. Classics, University of Southern California 1997