Charles D Piot
  • Charles D Piot

  • African & African American Studies
  • Ernestine Friedl Bldg. Rm. 214
  • Campus Box 90091
  • Specialties

    • Transnationalism
    • Political Economy
    • Post Colonialism
    • Popular Culture
    • Africa
    • African Diaspora
  • Research Summary

    Transnationalism, Postcolonialism, Marxism, Religious Movements, West Africa, African Diaspora
  • Research Description

    Charlie Piot is Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies. His work focuses on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. He is the author of Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999) and is currently conducting research on transnational constructions of Africa through discourses on FGM, human rights, democracy, and charismatic Christianity.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Anthropology,
      • University of Virginia,
      • 1986
      • MA,
      • Anthropology,
      • University of Virginia,
      • 1982
      • BA,
      • Religion,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1973
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Graduate Student Mentoring Award,
      • Spring 2012
      • Teaching evaluations in top 5% of Duke undergraduate instructors,
      • December, 2010
      • Creed C. Black Bass Chair,
      • Duke University,
      • Spring 2001
      • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award,
      • Duke University,
      • Fall 2000
      • University of Colorado Student Organization for Alumni Relations teaching award,
      • 1992
  • Selected Publications

      • C. Piot.
      • (2010).
      • Nostalgia For the Future: West Africa After the Cold War.
      • University of Chicago Press.
      • (Winner of the African Politics Conference Group Award for Best Book on African Politics published in 2010)
      • C. Piot.
      • (1999).
      • Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa.
      • University of Chicago Press.
      • (Co-winner of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Amaury Talbot Prize for Africanist Anthropology and a finalist for the African Studies Association's Herskovits Prize. French translation - "Isolement Global: la Modernite du Village au Togo" - Karthala Press, 2008.)
      • C. Piot.
      • (2003).
      • Heat on the Street: Video Violence in American Teen Culture.
      • Journal of Postcolonial Studies
      • ,
      • 6
      • (3)
      • ,
      • 351-365.
      • C. Piot.
      • (2002).
      • Des cosmopolites dans la brousse.
      • Les Temps Modernes
      • ,
      • 57
      • (620-21)
      • ,
      • 240-260.
      • C. Piot.
      • (2001).
      • Atlantic Aporias: Africa and Gilroy's Black Atlantic.
      • South Atlantic Quarterly
      • ,
      • 100
      • (1)
      • ,
      • 155-170.
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  • PhD Students

    • Christina Tekie
      • 2014 -
    • Louis Yako
      • 2013-present, Committee Chair
    • Mackenzie Cramblit
      • 2013-present
    • Yidong Gong
      • 2013-present, Committee Co-chair
    • Robert Penner
      • 2007-2012, Committee Member, History
    • Brian Smithson
      • 2011-present, Committee Co-chair
    • Spencer Orey
      • 2011-present, Committee Member
    • Ameem Lutfi
      • 2010-present, Committee Member
    • Jon Stapnes
      • 2010-present, Committee Member, English
    • Jennifer Chien
      • 2009-2012
    • Sarah Lincoln
      • 2007-2008, Committee Member, English
    • Juhyung Shim
      • 2007-present, Committee Member
    • Jatin Dua
      • 2007-present, Committee Co-chair
    • Laura Premack
      • 2007-2013, Committee Member, UNC Hist
    • Eric Owens
      • 2007-present, Literature
    • Margaret Mahon
      • 2007-2012, Committee Member, Romance
    • Ellen Gray
      • 1998-2005, Committee Co-chair
    • Danny Hoffman
      • 1998-2004, Committee Chair
    • Yektan Turkyilmaz
      • 2000-present, Committee Member
    • Senay Ozden
      • 2000-2011, Committee Chair
    • Attiya Ahmad
      • 2001-2009, Committee Member
    • Netta Van Vliet
      • 2001-2012, Committee Member
    • Mara Kaufman
      • 2001-2010, Committee Co-chair
    • Johnetta Pressley
      • 2003-2005, Committee Chair
    • Chad Eggleston
      • 2003-2009, Committee Member, Religion
    • Brendan Pietsch
      • 2003-present, Committee Member, Religion
    • Justin Izzo
      • 2004-2011, Committee Member, Literatu
    • Brian Goldstone
      • 2004-2012, Committee Chair
    • Tami Navarro
      • 2004-2009, Committee Co-chair
    • Amy Johnson
      • 1998-2007, Committee Member, History
    • Arianne Dorval
      • 2005-present, Committee Chair
    • Louisa Lombard
      • 2006-2012, Committee Chair
    • Katherine Lambert-Pennington
      • 1998-2005, Committee Member
    • Kaifa Roland
      • 1998-2004, Committee Member
    • Gonzalo Lamana
      • 1998-2005, Committee Member
    • Heather Settle
      • 1998-2007, Committee Member
    • Caroline Yezer
      • 1996-2006, Committee Member
    • Nilgun Uygun
      • 1996-2005, Committee Member
    • Jennifer Prough
      • 1996-2006, Committee Member
    • Nichole Green
      • 1996-2011, Committee Member
  • Teaching

    • CULANTH 307.01
      • DEVELOPMENT AND AFRICA
      • Friedl Bdg 107
      • TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM