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Elizabeth A. Eames

Associate Professor of Anthropology



31 Frye Street, Room 106



B.A. Bryn Mawr College; M.A. and Ph.D. Harvard University


Eames cv June 2019 pdf version (2)

Teaching areas

Africa; Economic Anthropology; Film Studies; Gender Studies, Human Rights; Immigration and Refugee Studies.


Image of book coverAfrican immigrants in Maine, especially economic, employment, and resource allocation issues; impact of economic ‘development’ on urban and rural populations, especially its effects on gender relations; political mobilization of African market women; representations of Africa and Africans in various film and video industries.

My latest book: The Politics of Wealth in Southwestern Nigeria: Why Ondo’s Women Went to War.


Below are links to material on my Somali Employment Study

Below is a link to an Analysis of Wages Project for AN339, Fall 2015

Below are links to AN339: CEL Presentation at Nutrition Center, Nov. 28, 2017

Below are links to Global Maine Short Term 2018 videos

Below is a link to Goat Production in Maine: AN 336 2019