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Peter Stromberg, PhD

Peter Stromberg, PhD
Department Chairperson of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology
918-631-2801 Harwell Hall Room 2nd FL

Education

PhD – Stanford University BS – Purdue University BA – Purdue University

Research Interests

Religion
Contemporary Western Society
Entertainment
Culture and Mental Health

Teaching Interests

Introductory Anthropology
Religion
Anthropological Theory
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology and Media
Psychological Anthropology

Publications

Books

  • Stromberg, Peter, and others. Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You. Stanford University Press, 2009. Print.

  • Stromberg, P. Language and Self-Transformation: A Study of the Christian Conversion Narrative. Vol. 5, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Stromberg, P. Religious Language and Personal Ethics in a Swedish Church: Y Peter Gustav Stromberg. Stanford University, 1981.

Journal Articles

  • Stromberg, Peter. “Wesleyan Sanctification and the Ethic of Self-Realization.” Ethos 43.4 (2015): 423–443. Print.

  • Stromberg, Peter. “Christian Charismatics, Anthropologists, and Truth: A Review Essay on Tanya Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back.” Pastoral Psychology 63.2 (2014): 215–222. Print.

  • Stromberg, Peter. “Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard. RobertDesjarlais. Berkeley: University of California. 2011.1+ 251 Pp.” (2012): n. pag. Print.

  • Stromberg, P. Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard. RobertDesjarlais. Berkeley: University of California. 2011.1+ 251 Pp. 2012.
  • Stromberg, P. Person and Community in the Culture of Entertainment. Vol. 60, Pastoral Psychology, 2011, pp. 737–744.
  • Stromberg, P. Symbolic Valorization in the Culture of Entertainment The Example of Legal Drug Use. Vol. 8, Anthropological Theory, 2008, pp. 430–448.
  • Stromberg, P., M. Nichter, and M. Nichter. Taking Play Seriously: Low-Level Smoking Among College Students. Vol. 31, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 2007, pp. 1–24.
  • Stromberg, P. The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender and Culture (review). Vol. 74, Anthropological Quarterly, 2001, pp. 153–155.
  • Beyond the Savage Slot. Vol. 40, Anthropology News, 1999, pp. 9–10.
  • Stromberg, P. The” I” of Enthrallment. Vol. 27, Ethos, 1999, pp. 490–504.
  • Stromberg, P. Theories of the Transcendent. Vol. 27, Reviews in Anthropology, 1998, pp. 303–316.
  • Stromberg, P. Force of Habit: Exploring Everyday Culture. Vol. 99, American Anthropologist, 1997, pp. 668–669.
  • Bowlin, J., and P. Stromberg. Representation and Reality in the Study of Culture. Vol. 99, American Anthropologist, 1997, pp. 123–134.
  • Stromberg, P. Swedish Mentality. Vol. 3, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1997, pp. 811–813.
  • Stromberg, P. Elvis Alive?: The Ideology of American Consumerism. Vol. 1718, Contemporary Legend: A Reader, 1996, p. 289.
  • Stromberg, P. JANE H. HILL & JUDITH T. IRVINE (eds.), Responsibility and Evidence in Oral discourse.(Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language, 15.) Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. Vii, 316. Hb $59.95.!!!. Vol. 24, Language in Society, 1995, pp. 259–262.
  • Stromberg, P. Dreams and Professional Personhood: The Contexts of Dream Telling and Dream Interpretation Among American Psychotherapists. MARY-TB DOMBECK. Vol. 21, American Ethnologist, 1994, pp. 1068–1069.
  • Kulick, D. Language and Self-Transformation: A Study of the Christian Conversion Narrative. Vol. 29, Man, 1994, pp. 757–759.
  • Stromberg, P. Language and Self-Transformation: A Study of the Christian Conversion Narrative. Vol. 5, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Stromberg, P. GENERAL/THEORETICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of Emotions. Keith Oatley. Vol. 95, American Anthropologist, 1993, pp. 453–454.
  • Stromberg, P. Rhetoric and Religious Experience: The Discourse of Immigrant Chinese Churches. LAWRENCE A. PALINKAS. Vol. 19, American Ethnologist, 1992, pp. 837–837.
  • Stromberg, P. Cooperative Individualism in Swedish Society. Vol. 56, Ethnos, 1991, pp. 153–164.
  • Stromberg, P. Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Change: Mass Educational Development in Norway, 1740–1891, by John T. Flint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, Xiii+ 148 Pp. Vol. 52, Sociology of Religion, 1991, pp. 126–127.
  • Stromberg, P. Symbols into Experience: A Case Study in the Generation of Commitment. Vol. 19, Ethos, 1991, pp. 102–126.
  • Symposium Report: Ideology and the Turn to Practice. Vol. 16, The Humanist Sociologist, 1991, pp. 3–12.
  • Stromberg, P. Ideological Language in the Transformation of Identity. Vol. 92, American Anthropologist, 1990, pp. 42–56.
  • Stromberg, P. Elvis Alive?: The Ideology of American Consumerism. Vol. 24, The Journal of Popular Culture, 1990, pp. 11–19.
  • Stromberg, P. Linguistic Anthropology: Therapeutic Discourse and Socratic Dialogue. Tullio Maranhäo. Vol. 89, American Anthropologist, 1987, pp. 1009–1010.
  • Stromberg, P. The Impression Point: Synthesis of Symbol and Self. Vol. 13, Ethos, 1985, pp. 56–74.
  • Stromberg, P. An Anthropological Approach to a Swedish Popular Movement. Vol. 48, Ethnos, 1983, pp. 69–84.
  • Stromberg, P. Consensus and Variation in the Interpretation of Religious Symbolism: A Swedish Example. Vol. 8, American Ethnologist, 1981, pp. 544–559.

Book Chapters

  • Stromberg, Peter. “Narrative and Healing in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Implications for Culture Theory.” Advances in Culture Theory from Psychological Anthropology. Ed. Naomi Quinn. Palgrave, 2018. Print.

  • RECAP Oklahoma: Rapid Ethnographic Community Assessment Process Report. Prepared for the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health, HIV/STD Service, 2000.

Other

  • Stromberg, P. Anthropological Other or Burmese Brother?-Spiro, M. UNIV NEW MEXICO DEPT ANTHROPOLOGY, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131-1561, 1997.
  • Stromberg, Peter. Language and Self-Transformation: A Study of the Christian Conversion Narrative. Vol. 5. Cambridge University Press, 1993. Print.

  • Stromberg, P. LOST WORDS AND LOST WORLDS-MODERNITY AND THE LANGUAGE OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN LATE 19TH-CENTURY STOCKHOLM-PRED, A. DUKE UNIV PRESS BOX 90660, DURHAM, NC 27708-0660, 1991.
  • Coleman, S., and P. Stromberg. Symbols of Community: The Cultural System of a Swedish Church. Berghahn Books, 1987.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Research
  • Research & Thesis
  • History of Anthropological Theory

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award