Ph.D. University of Chicago 1968
J.D. University of Chicago 1974
culture theory, anthropology of law, ethnic relations, law and the American family, American Indian legal problems; North Africa, Middle East
Lawrence Rosen is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and is both an anthropologist and a lawyer. His main interests are in the relation between cultural concepts and their implementation in social and legal relationships. His main fieldwork has been in North Africa; he has also worked as an attorney on a number of American Indian legal cases. His publications include Law as Culture: An Invitation, The American Indian and the Law (editor), Meaning and Order in Moroccan Society (co-author), Bargaining for Reality: The Construction of Social Relations in a Muslim Community, The Anthropology of Justice: Law as Culture in Muslim Society, and Other Intentions: Cultural Contexts and the Attribution of Inner States (editor). He teaches courses on law and anthropology, comparative religious systems, the American Indian and the law, and the theory of cultural systems. He received the Presidential Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997 and was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 1997-98.
Articles 2011 “A Guide to the ‘Arab Street’,” Anthropology Now, vol. 3, no. 2 (September 2011), pp. 41-47 2011 “Anthropological Assumptions and the Afghan War,” Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 84, no. 2 (March/April 2011), pp. 535-58 2010 “Understanding Corruption,” The American Interest, vol. 5, no. 4 (March/April 2010), pp. 78-82 [Recipient of a David Brooks’ Sidney Award for “one of the best essays of 2010.”] 2007 “Orientalism Revisited: Edward Said’s Unfinished Critique,” Boston Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (January/February 2007), pp. 31-32