Christina T. Collins

Lecturer in Anthropology
(609) 258-2186
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Office Location: 
308 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours: 
12:15 pm-2:15 pm

Also by appointment.

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Teaching (Spring 2021)
Intoxicating Cultures: Alcohol in Everyday Life (ANT 272 / AFS 272)
Reading Africa: Anthropological Approaches to the Continent (ANT 369 / AFS 369)


PhD, Duke University

Interests: anthropology and business; industry and industrialization in emerging markets; national economy; alcohol production, distribution, and consumption; science and technology studies (STS); anthropology of development; Ethiopia/Horn of Africa.

Short Bio
Christina T. Collins is a cultural anthropologist whose ethnographic research examines the social, cultural, and economic impact of multinational alcohol companies in Ethiopia. Up until the early 2010s, the alcohol industry in Ethiopia was primarily state-owned, but recent privatizations have opened up the local market to international competition. With a focus on beer and brewing, her fieldwork explores the socio-cultural effects of private investments within labor and service economies (e.g. brewing, malt barley production, draft cleaning services, alcohol distribution, food and beverage services, advertising/marketing, and entertainment/nightlife). Her research shows that market activities (i.e. the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of commercial lagers in Ethiopia) are not merely economic in nature but saturated with symbolic, affective, religious, ethnic, and political meanings.

Christina recently completed her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.