Curriculum Vitae for Interim Director Simon Hawkins

Simon Hawkins

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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sxhawkins@ualr.edu

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

Education

2003   Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Chicago. Thesis titled Globalization vs. Civilization: The Ideologies of Foreign Language Learning in Tunisia.

1997   MA Anthropology, University of Chicago.

1992   MA Education, George Washington University.

1987   BA Sociology/Anthropology Honors program, Swarthmore College.

 

Professional Experience

2011-present            Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

2004-2011    Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College.

2003-2004    Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College.

2002-2003    Visiting Assistant Professor, Montana State University.

2001               President, American Institute for Maghreb Studies Graduate Students’ Association.

2000               Starr Lecturer, University of Chicago.

1998-1999¬†¬†¬† English Language Instructor, Universit√© de Tunis‚ÄĒ9 Avril.

1992-1995    Research Associate, National Center for Improving Science Education.

1991-1992    Social Studies Teacher, Suitland High School, Prince George’s County, MD

1989-1990    Peace Corps Volunteer, Tunisia.

 

Publications

Forthcoming¬† ‚ÄúThe Rage of Young Martyrs: A Unifying Ideology in the Tunisian Revolution‚ÄĚ in an edited volume, Adeline Mesquelier, editor, SAR Press.

Forthcoming ‚Äú‚ÄôMadam, you drive a hard bargain:‚Äô Selling to Tourists in Tunis’ Medina‚ÄĚ in the edited volume Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East Third Edition, Donna Lee Bowen, Evelyn Early, and Beck Schulthies, editors. Indiana University Press

2014¬†¬† ‚ÄúTeargas, Flags, and Dances: Images of and for Revolution in Tunisia,‚ÄĚ in the edited volume, Beyond the Arab Spring: The Political Aesthetics of Revolt and Popular Protest, 2010-2011, Pnina Werbner, editor. Edinburgh University Press.

2014 Book Review Faith in Schools: Religion, Education, and American Evangelicals in East Africa. Journal of Religion in Africa. V. 44, N. 1 pgs. 129-131.

2012 ¬† ‚ÄúProtecting the Mosque: Secular Salesmen‚Äôs Price and Fear in Tunis‚ÄĚ in the edited volume Prayer in the City: Muslim Practices of Place Making, Dorothea Schulz and Patrick Desplat, editors. Transaction Publishers.

2011¬†¬† ‚ÄúTunisia: Was it a revolution‚ÄĚ in The Arab Spring of Discontent: A Collection from e-International Relations‚ÄĚ e-International Relations. Fall 2011. P. 10-11.

2011   Book Review The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethno-religious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast. Journal of Religion in Africa. V. 41, N. 2.

2011 ¬† ‚ÄúWho Wears Hijab with the President: Constructing a Modern Islam in Tunisia,‚ÄĚ for Journal of Religion in Africa. V. 41, N. 1 pgs. 1-24.

2010¬†¬† ‚ÄúNational Symbols and National Identity: Currency and Constructing Cosmopolitans in Tunisia,‚ÄĚ Identities, Global Studies in Culture and Power. V. 17, N. 2 pgs. 228-254.

2010¬†¬† ‚ÄúCosmopolitan Hagglers or Haggling Locals? Salesmen, Tourists, and Cosmopolitan Discourses in Tunis,‚ÄĚ City and Society. Spring 2010 V. 22, N. 1.

2008¬†¬† ‚ÄúHijab: Feminine Allure and Charm to Men in Tunis,‚ÄĚ Ethnology. V. 47, N. 1 pgs. 1-21

2008¬†¬† ‚ÄĚNon-national Englishes and their Alternatives: Academics and the Internet in Tunisia,” International Journal of Multilingualism.¬†V. 5, N. 4 pgs. 357-374.

1996¬†¬† Hawkins, Simon, Gandal, Matthew, and Britton, Edward ‚ÄúExamination Systems in Seven Countries.‚ÄĚ Examining the Examinations, Edward Britton and Senta Raizen, editors. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1996¬†¬† Britton, Edward, Hawkins Simon, Matthew Gandal ‚ÄúComparing Examination Systems.‚ÄĚ Examining the Examinations, Edward Britton and Senta Raizen, editors. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers

1994¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Michelsohn, Arie and Hawkins, Simon ‚ÄúCurrent Practice in Science Education of Prospective Elementary School Teachers‚ÄĚ The Future of Science in Elementary Schools. Ed. by Senta Raizen and Arie Michelsohn. San Francisco: CA Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Presentations

November 2013 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúBlurred Boundaries: Shifts in Markers for Religious and Secular Identity in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.

November 2013¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúShifting Language Identities: Gender, Age and Class in Tunisia‚ÄĚ at annual meeting of the Arkansas Philological Association, Little Rock, AR.

November 2012¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúUnifying Images: The Use of Photographs in the Tunisian Revolution‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

November 2012 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúThe Arab Spring: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia‚ÄĚ as the Zia H. Hashmi Lecture for 2012 at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

March 2012¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúPictures for Revolution: The Role of Shared Images in the Tunisian Uprising‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Birmingham, AL

November 2010¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúDominating Men: Hierarchy, Power, and Physicality in Tunis‚Äô Medina‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA.

December 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúProtecting the Mosque: Cosmopolitan Salesmen and Parochial Tourists in Tunisia‚ÄĚ as part of an invited panel at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

December 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúShifting Languages, Shifting Identities: Language Ideology in Tunisia‚ÄĚ at the Symposium on Contemporary Perspectives in Anthropology,‚ÄĚ Lambertville, NJ.

November 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúVariations Across Languages, Divisions Within Communities: Languages, Schools and the Internet in Tunisia,‚ÄĚ an invited talk for the Linguistic Data Consortium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

March 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúConstructing a Modern Islam in Tunisia‚ÄĚ at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, Asilomar, CA.

November 2008¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúDesires and Destinies: Sex, Marriage, and Opportunities in Tunisia‚ÄĚ at the Symposium on Contemporary Perspectives in Anthropology, Guerneville, CA.

May 2008¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúDesire and Dress in Tunisia‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Long Beach, CA.

May 2007¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúCosmopolitan Claims: Merchants and Tourists in the Medina of Tunis‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Ethnological Society, Toronto, Canada.

April 2007¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúWhat Men Want: Desire, Modesty, and Hijab in Tunis‚ÄĚ at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, Phoenix, AZ.

November 2001¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúPre-Colonial Languages and Learning in Tunisia: Is The ‚ÄėNew‚Äô ‚ÄėModern‚Äô?‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

May 2001¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúIdeologies and Practices of Globalism: What are Foreign Languages for in Tunisia?‚ÄĚ at the CASPIC‚ÄĒMiddle East Conference, Chicago, IL.

November 2000¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúTesting Discipline: The Practice of Exams in Tunisian Universities‚ÄĚ at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

May 1999¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúPower, Pedagogy, and Parole: Foreign Language Learning in Tunis‚ÄĚ at the Centre d‚Äô√Čtudes Maghr√©bines √† Tunis, Tunisia.

 

Awards and Grants

2014               UALR AHSS Summer Research Fellowship.

2014               UALR Graduate and Retention Advocate Award.

2013               Received ATLE Professional Development Certificate.

2012               Recipient of ATLE Distinguished Teaching Fellow award.

2011               UALR AHSS Summer Research Fellowship.

2011               Fulbright Grant for research in Tunisia. Declined to take position at UALR.

2006¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Franklin & Marshall Faculty Research Grant. “Negotiating Authenticity: Tourist Haggling in Tunisia,”

2002               Watkins Fellowship of the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Declined in favor of appointment at Montana State University.

1998-99         Fulbright/IIE Grant for research on language education and nationalism in Tunisia.

1997               University of Chicago Unendowed Fellowship

1997               Spencer Foundation Travel Grant.

1996-97         FLAS Title VI Grant for Arabic area and language studies.

 

 

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