Tara Deubel

Associate Professor and Graduate Director




Office: SOC 124


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • Certificate in Forced Migration, University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University


Cultural Anthropology, Language and Culture, Anthropology of Human Rights, Anthropology of Development, Ethnographic Film, and Anthropology of Food.


Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Politics of International Aid, Gender and Development, Food Security, Forced Migration and Refugee Resettlement, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism, Language and Performance, Social Memory, Visual Anthropology, West and North Africa, and the Middle East.

Selected Publications

Edited Volume
Book Chapters
Encyclopedia entries
  • Deubel, Tara F., Micah Boyer, and Dana Goodlett. 2016. Women, Gender, and Refugee Camps in Sub-Saharan Africa. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Supplement 12. Rosa DeJorio, supplement editor and Suad Joseph, general editor. New York: Routledge.
  • Deubel, Tara F. 2016. Hunger and Famine. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Nancy Naples, ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Graduate Students

Caitlynn Carr, and Catherine Vazquez.