Mary Durocher

Mary Durocher

Mary Durocher

Department

Anthropology

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Material culture and religion, religions of the world, African religions in Africa and in the Caribbean, religion and identity. life histories           

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, Wayne State University, 2012

Awards and grants

2012 Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship

2011 Graduate School Summer Dissertation Fellowship

2010 Office of Teaching & Learning Summer Institute

2009 College of Liberal Arts & Science IT Mini Grant

2009 Humanities Center 2009 Faculty Fellowship

2007/09 Research Enhancement Program Social Science & Humanities

 

Selected publications

2011 Sherylyn H. Briller and Mary E. Durocher
What is Held Dear: Personhood and Material Culture in Old Age. In Nobody’s Burden: Historical and Critical Perspectives on Women’s Search for Social Security. Ruth Ray and Toni Calassanti, eds. Pp 197-222. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2011 Janet L. Langlois and Mary E. Durocher
The Haunting Fear: Narrative Burdens in the Great Depression. In Nobody’s Burden: Historical and Critical Perspectives on Women’s Search for Social Security. Ruth Ray and Toni Calassanti, eds. Pp 245-269. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2008 Mary Durocher and Gillian Gray
Establishing a Clientele: Cases of Acceptance and Denial for Pensions in Old Age. Special Issue: “Historical Perspectives on Older Women's Struggle for “Security” in Old Age,” Journal of Aging, Humanities and Arts, Official Journal of the Gerontological Society of America, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, December, Vol. 2 (3):175-185.

2008 Janet Langlois, Thomas B. Jankowski, Mary Durocher and Elizabeth Chapleski
Otherwise Destined for Eloise: Dread, Contentment, and the Public Alternative to Private 'Relief' in Old Age. Special Issue: “Historical Perspectives on Older Women's Struggle for “Security” in Old Age,” Journal of Aging, Humanities and Arts, Official Journal of the Gerontological Society of America, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, December, Vol. 2 (3):186-206.

2012 Review of “Remembering Home: Rediscovering the Self in Dementia” (Habib Chaudhury). In Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, September 2012, Volume 33, Number 3. pg. 114.
 

Currently teaching

  • ANT 3200 Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations, 3 credits

     

  • ANT 2100 Introduction to Anthropology, 3 credits (includes Dual Enrolllment)

     

  • ANT 3150 Business Anthropology, 3 credits
  • ANT 3560 World's Religions, 3 credits

Courses taught

ANT 2100 Introduction to Anthropology, 3 credits

ANT 3600 Anthropology of Religious Thought, 3 credits

ANT 5260 The African Religious Experience: A Triple Heritage, 3 credits

ANT 5370 Magic, Religion and Science, 3 credits

 

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

Study Abroad & Global Programs, Wayne State University
Coordinator, January-June 2015
2015 Cuba Study Trip Cuba: Anthropology in Santiago de Cuba & Havana

Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology, Wayne State University
Exhibit: Follow the Lines: Fishing the Detroit River
Exhibit Curator, 2016
 

Anthropology Material Culture Lab, Wayne State University, Anthropology Department
Coordinator, Current