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Bonnie Glass-Coffin

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Cultural Anthropology

Undergraduate Program Director, Professor

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: USU Logan Campus, OM 245A0730 Old Main HillLogan UT 84322
DialPhone: (435) 797-4064
SendEmail: bonnie.glasscoffin@usu.edu


Educational Background

Other, Interfaith-Interspiritual Studies, All Paths Divnity School, 2017
Remember the Rituals: Feminist Liturgy in a Time of Great Turning
PhD, Anthropology, UCLA, 1992
Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru
MA, Anthropology, UCLA, 1985
Health Care Decision Making in Trujillo, Peru
BA, Spanish Literature, (Anthropology Minor), Whitman College, 1980

Biography

Dr. Glass-Coffin's interests include both historical transformations and contemporary dynamics in Peruvian shamanism. She has studied the role played by gender in symbolic constructions of illness, impacts of colonization on Peruvian healing traditions, the impacts of spiritual tourism on cultural traditions and transformations in Peruvian shamanism as it becomes marketed to U.S. audiences. She has engaged in participatory and action research with local Latino groups in Cache Valley, in Huanchaco, Peru, and has interests in research/pedagogy that is autoethnographic and radically empirical.


Teaching Interests

Cultural Anthropology, Peoples of Latin America, Ethnographic Methods, Careers in Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Shamanism, Applied Anthropology, Ethnographic Field School.

Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Shamanism, Religion, Gender, Applied Anthropology, Community Development, Latin America, Utah, Autoethnography, Experiential pedagogy.

Awards

Ed Glatfelter Service Award (Nominated), 2016

CHaSS

Ed Glatfelter Service Award (Nominated), 2015

CHaSS

USU Diversity Award--Faculty Category, 2015

AA/EO

Last Lecture (Nominated), 2014

Utah State University

Last Lecture (Nominated), 2013

Utah State University

Franz Boas Global Citizenship Award, 2013

Center for a Public Anthropology

College of CHaSS Dean's Giraffe Award, 2012

College of CHaSS

Journal Article of the Year, 2011

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness

Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award, 2010

Center for a Public Anthropology

Certificate of Appreciation, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Fellow, 2005

Society for Applied Anthropology

Teacher of the Year, 2004

College of HASS- Utah State University

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2004

Utah Professor of the Year, 2004

CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Top Professor Award, 2003

USU Mortar Board

Top Professor Award, 1998

USU Mortar Board

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Glass-Coffin, B., Miro-Quesada, O., (2013). Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life. Rainbow Ridge Press *
    • Crapo, R., Glass-Coffin, B., (2005). Anonimo Mexicano. Utah State University Press
    • Glass-Coffin, B., Crapo, R., (2005). Anónimo Mexicano. Utah State University Press
    • Glass-Coffin, B., (1998). : The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. University of New Mexico Press
    • Glass-Coffin, B., (1998). The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. New Mexico Press
    • Book Chapters

    • Anderson, E., Glass-Coffin, B., (2013). I Learn By Going: Autoethnographic Modes of Inquiry: Handbook of Autoethnography.
    • Glass-Coffin, B., (2009). La Mesa de Julia Calderón de Avila: Medicina Tradicional: Conocimiento Milenario . Trujillo: UNT/Museo de Arqueología

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

      • Glass-Coffin, B., (2017). Speed-Faithing Engages Big Questions and Builds Bridges of Empathy and Connection. Religious Studies News *

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Technical Reports

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Scheduled Teaching

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2017

            ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2017

            ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Fall 2017

            ANTH, RELS 3165, 4800 - Topics in Anthropology, Fall 2017

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2017

            ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2017

            ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2017

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2016

            ANTH 5190, 6190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Fall 2016

            ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2016

            ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2016

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2016

            ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Spring 2016

            ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Spring 2016

            ANTH, RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Spring 2016

            ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Spring 2016

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2015

            ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2015

            ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2015

            ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Summer 2015

            ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2015

            ANTH 5980 - Senior Project, Spring 2015

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2014

            ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2014

            ANTH,RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Fall 2014

            ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2014

            CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2013

            ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2013

            ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2013

            ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Summer 2013

            ANTH 3150 - Applied Anthropology Survey: History, Uses, Methods, and Careers, Spring 2013

            ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2013

            ANTH 4170,6170 - Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology, Spring 2013

            ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2012

            ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2012

            RELS 4990 - Religious Studies Capstone, Fall 2012

            ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2012

            ANTH 5130,6130 - Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2012

            ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Spring 2012

            ANTH 6900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2012

            ANTH,RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Spring 2012

            ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2011

            ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2011

            ANTH 3150 - APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY, Spring 2011

            ANTH 4990 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Spring 2011

            ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2010

            RELS 4930 - Directed Readings, Fall 2010

            ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2010


            Graduate Students Mentored

            Candice Cravens, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology 2014
            Britt MacNamara, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology - December 2013
            Zachary Revene, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, August 2008 - August 2012