Carolyn Schwarz

Assistant Professor

Van Meter G20


Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Connecticut, 2007 

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cultural anthropology, global Christianity, health and wellbeing, healthcare delivery, food and religion, Aboriginal Australia; anthropology of the United States.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Schwarz, C. Forthcoming. "We're Here to Worship God: Aboriginal Christians and the Political Dimensions of Personhood." In Peoples and Change in Indigenous Australia, edited by D. Austin-Broos and F. Merlan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Magowan, F. and C. Schwarz, eds. 2016. Christianity, Conflict, and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific. Leiden: Brill.

Schwarz, C. 2016. "In Search of Wellness: Christianity and Life Itself in Northern Aboriginal Australia." In Christianity, Conflict, and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific, edited by F. Magowan and C. Schwarz, 161-182. Leiden: Brill.

Schwarz, C. 2016. "Feminisms, Aboriginal Australia and Torres Strait Islands." In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by N. Naples, Vol. 2, 618-623. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Schwarz, C. 2016. "Working Together For God and Our Health: The Collaborative Engagements of Healthcare Sharing Ministries." Paper presented at the Society for Cultural Anthropology Biennial Meeting. Ithaca, New York, May 13-14.

Schwarz, C. 2014. "Well-Being and the Moral Weight of Food: Everyday Christianity in Northern Aboriginal Australia." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, District of Columbia, December 3-7.

Schwarz, C. and F. Dussart. 2010. "Christianity in Aboriginal Australia Revisited." Special issue, Engaging Christianity in Aboriginal Australia, C. Schwarz and F. Dussart, eds. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 21(1):1-13.   

Schwarz, C. 2010a. "Carrying the Cross, Caring for Kin: The Everyday Life of Charismatic Christianity in Remote Aboriginal Australia." Oceania 80(1):58-77.   

Schwarz, C. 2010b. "Sick Again, Well Again: Sorcery, Christianity, and Kinship in Northern Aboriginal Australia." Anthropological Forum 20(1):61-80.

Funded Research

Faculty Affairs Committee Summer Research Grant, Goucher College, 2015

Research and Creative Endeavors Award, Research and Office of Sponsored Programs at the State University of New York at Potsdam, 2009

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Grant #G2004/6934, 2004-2005

Institute of International Education Fulbright Grant, 2003-2004