Expertise

At Auburn Dr. Berk has taught a number of courses, including Introduction to Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Language and Culture, and Museum Studies in Anthropology. He has also taught multiple courses in Indigenous Studies and courses that approach fiction from an anthropological perspective.

Dr. Berk has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Tasmania, Australia since 2004. His research focuses on the ways in which the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, a community historically believed to be culturally and racially extinct, have revived many aspects of their purportedly “lost” culture and achieved broader recognition from both state and national bodies.

Communities
Anthropology
Degrees
PhD, University of Michigan, Sociocultural Anthropology, 2014
MA, University of Michigan, Anthropology
BA, Union College