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Faculty: Todd Vanden Berg

Todd Vanden BergTodd Vanden Berg, Professor, Anthropology

Office: Spoelhof Center 227

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Educational Background

  • BA Calvin College
  • MA State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD State University of New York at Buffalo  

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Intercultural Communication, The Anthropology of Religion

Research Interests

Involuntary resettlement, religious integration, Jamaican tourism

Selected Publications

More than you think, but still not enough: Chrisitan Anthropologists. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith: vol. 61, #4: p.p. 211-219, December, 2009.

Contextualization from the Ground: Longuda Lutherans in Nigeria. In Power and Identity in the Global
Church: Six Contemporary Cases.
Brian Howell and Edwin Zehner eds. William Carey Library. p.p.
55-79, 2009.

A Reflection on Jenell Williams Paris’s ‘A Pietist Perspective on Love and learning in Cultural
Anthropology. Christian Scholars Review. Vol. XXV. #3 pp.387-393, Spring 2006.

Culture, Christianity, and Witchcraft, in an African Context: The Integration of Religious Beliefs at a
Grassroots Level by the Longuda of Adamawa State, Nigeria. In The Changing Face of Christianity:
Africa, the West, and the World.
Lamin Sanneh, and Joel Carpenter, eds. Oxford University Press.
p.p.45-62, 2005.

“We are Not Compensating Rocks”: Resettlement and Traditional Religious Systems. World
: vol. 27, #2: p.p. 271-283, February, 1999.

Additional Information

Named "Teacher of the Year" by Calvin College class of 2008. Read more »