Professor of Anthropology

Kathleen Adams

Discipline: Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago

Kathleen M. Adams is Professor of Anthropology at Loyola University Chicago and
an Adjunct Curator at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. She has authored
several books, including the award-winning Art as Politics: Re-crafting Identities,
Tourism and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia (2006), Home and Hegemony: Domestic
Work and Identity Politics in South and Southeast Asia (2000, with S. Dickey) and
Everyday Life in Southeast Asia (2011 with K. Gillogly). Her articles on tourism, ethnic
relations, cultural representations, museums and the politics of arts have appeared
in various journals, including American Ethnologist, Museum Anthropology, Cultural
Survival Quarterly, Ethnology, and Annals of Tourism Research. In 2007 she received
Loyola University ’s Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2012 she was
recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the 300 “best professors” in the United
States. She has taught on a number of previous Semester at Sea voyages and is
excited to be joining this voyage.