Dru C. Gladney


Dru C. Gladney is Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California (on-leave, 2011).  Previously, he was President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona (from 2006-2010), and prior to that was Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (from 1993-2006), as well as Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center (1993-1998).   Dr. Gladney was also invited to serve as the inaugural Dean of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawai’i (1998-2000).   In addition to a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1987, Dr. Gladney has three M.A. degrees in religion and philosophy.  He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar twice, to Turkey and China, and has held faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, Kings College, Cambridge, Shanghai and Peking Universities, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.  Prof. Gladney began his field research in Western China over 30 years ago, and has carried out more recent projects in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Malaysia. Dr. Gladney is author of the award-winning book, Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People’s Republic (Harvard University Press, 1996, 1st edition 1991) as well as three more recent books:  Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality  (Harcourt Brace, 1998); Making Majorities: Constituting the Nation in Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Fiji, Turkey, and the U.S. (Editor, Stanford University Press, 1998); and  Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Sub-Altern Subjects  (2003, Chicago: University of Chicago Press).  He has published over 50 academic articles in books and journals.

Phone:  909-607-3042  Mobile: 808-277-6519

Email: dru@pomona.edu

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