SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Naomi Leite

BA, MA, PhD (Berkeley)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Publications

Overview

Naomi Leite
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Lecturer in Anthropology

Name:
Dr Naomi Leite
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0) 20 7898 4407
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
591
Academic Support Hours:
Friday 3pm - 5pm, and by appointment

Biography

Naomi Leite, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, received her Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the social, cultural, and intersubjective constitution of self; social classification and individual performance; language and thought; cultural logics and modes of reasoning; lived experience; cultural conceptions of kinship and individual experiences of relatedness; and linkages between affect, identity, belonging, and exclusion. Much of her work explores these issues in the context of tourism, as a venue for sociality and transcultural identification, both in practice and in imagination. Her first book, Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging (University of California Press, 2017), was awarded the 2018 Stirling Prize for Best Publication in Psychological Anthropology and the 2018 Graburn Book Award for Anthropology of Tourism, as well as honourable mention for the 2018 Douglass Book Prize in Europeanist Anthropology and for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award. Her second book, the co-edited The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond (Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield), is in press.

Teaching

Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Anna Cohen, Ridley Road and Broadway Market: Food markets, social change, and the construction of community in Hackney’s ‘Urban Village’ (working title)
  • Anna Colquhoun, Food and tourism in Istria: Local specialities and the construction of a region (working title)
  • Jade Lee, Women of the British Colonial Service: Contested Identities and Liminal Lives, 1936 – 1961

Publications

Authored Books

Leite, Naomi (2017) Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Articles

Leite, Naomi and Graburn, Nelson (2010) 'L'anthropologie pour étudier le tourisme'. Mondes du Tourisme, (1) 1, pp 17-29.

Leite, Naomi (2005) 'Travels to an Ancestral Past: On Diasporic Tourism, Embodied Memory, and Identity'. Antropologicas, (9), pp 273-302.

Graburn, Nelson and Leite, Naomi (2004) 'Comment. Looking Several Ways: Anthropology and Native Heritage in Alaska by James Clifford.'. Current Anthropology, (45) 1, pp 24-25.

Edited Books or Journals

Leite, Naomi and Castañeda, Quetzil E. and Adams, Kathleen M., (eds.), (2019) The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield. (The Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility, and Society).

Leite, Naomi and Santos, Paula Mota, (eds.), (2018) Home Imaginings: Travel, Place, and Belonging. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.

Book Chapters

Leite, Naomi and Castañeda, Quetzil and Adams, Kathleen (2019) 'The Ethnography of Tourism: Encounter, Experience, Emergent Culture'. In: Leite, Naomi M. and Castañeda, Quetzil E. and Adams, Kathleen M., (eds.), The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, pp 1-46.

Leite, Naomi and Graburn, Nelson (2019) 'Always in Process: Edward Bruner, American Anthropology, and the Study of Tourism.'. In: Leite, Naomi and Castañeda, Quetzil E. and Adams, Kathleen M., (eds.), The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, pp 49-64. [Forthcoming]

Leite, Naomi (2014) 'Locating Imaginaries in the Anthropology of Tourism'. In: Salazar, Noel and Graburn, Nelson, (eds.), Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches. Oxford: Berghahn, pp 260-278.

Leite, Naomi and Graburn, Nelson (2009) 'Anthropological Interventions in Tourism Studies'. In: Robinson, Mike and Jamal, Tazim, (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Tourism Studies. London: Sage, pp 35-64.

Leite, Naomi (2007) 'Materializing Absence: Tourists, Surrogates, and the Making of Jewish Portugal'. In: Robinson, Mike, (ed.), Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel. Leeds: Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Book Reviews

Leite, Naomi (2012) 'Review of Thinking Through Tourism, ed. by Julie Scott and Tom Selwyn.'. Anthropos, (107) 2, pp 669-670.

Graburn, Nelson and Leite, Naomi (2006) 'Review of Contemporary Tourism: Diversity and Change, by Erik Cohen.'. Annals of Tourism Research, (33) 1, pp 269-271.

Other

Leite, Naomi and Swain, Margaret (2015) 'Anthropology of Tourism'.

 

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