Administrative and Leadership Roles


Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, 2012-2018 (I was the Founding Director)

Co-Director, Health and Society Program, Department of Anthropology, 2016-2018

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, 2008-2012

Dean ad Interim, Dedman College of Humanties and Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 2006-2008

President, Faculty Senate and Member of the SMU Board of Trustees, 2001-2002

Chair, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 1994-2004

Director, Women’s Studies Program, Southern Methodist University, 1989-1994


Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Selection Committee, William A. Douglass Book Prize, 2003, 2004; 2010-2012; President, 1996-1998; President-Elect, 1994-1996; Program Committee, 1988-89

Social Science History Association, President, 2000-2001; Vice-President, 1999-2000; Nominating Committee, 1995-1996; Program Committee, 1994-1995; Executive Committee, 1989-1992, 1999-2003; Program Co-Chair, 1987-1988

Council for European Studies, Selection Committee, Luso-American Foundation; Predissertation Fellowship, 1999-2001; Executive Committee, 1994-1998; Steering Committee, 1988-1992;  Nominations Committee, 1989-1992;  Predissertation Fellowship Selection Committee, 1988-1990

International Conference Group on Portugal,  Program Committee, 1988-89;   Board Member, 1986-2002;   Advisory Board, Portuguese Studies Review, 1996-2004

I have also served on grant reviewing panels for the NSF, the NEH, the German Marshall Fund, the Social Science Research Council. I was on the SNEM-3 Study Section of NIH for four years. I am currently serving on the European Research Council (ERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Domain Panel