Tamar Gordon

Associate Professor, Communication and Media

Tamar Gordon is Associate Professor of Anthropology in LL&C. Her work focuses on the cultural analysis of contemporary religions and their intersections with local and global modernities; themed environments; Polynesian and American societies;
Her graduate courses include Ethnography and Cultural Analysis. Her undergraduate courses include colonial and postcolonial representation; religion, culture and media; and the EMAC Senior Capstone Design class.
She is the author of a book in press, Mormons and Modernity in Tonga, and the editor of a collection of articles on ethnic theme parks, also forthcoming, and the director of a documentary film on ethnic theme parks entitled "Global Villages: the Globalization of Ethnic Display."


Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley

Research Focus
  • Anthropology
Contact gordot@rpi.edu