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Susan Terrio

Department of Anthropology


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Susan J. Terrio is professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University, with joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French. Terrio serves as inaugural chair of the Department of Anthropology, having previously spent four years as chair of the interdisciplinary Culture and Politics major within Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. Her areas of expertise include the cultural anthropology of contemporary France and Western Europe and the social and cultural history of France since the revolution of 1789. She previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Her publications include Judging Mohammed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice (2009) and Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate (2000), as well as numerous articles and book chapters; her next book (in progress) examines the federal custodial system for undocumented minors in the United States. Terrio holds a dual doctorate from the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for French Studies at New York University.

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