Ruth Jolie
Associate Professor
Zurn 60


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2010
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 2004
  • B.A., Mercyhurst College, 2001

Courses Taught:

  • World Cultures
  • Anthropology of Gender
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Field Methods
  • Anthropology and Language

Research Interests:

Dr. Jolie is an assistant professor teaching socio-cultural anthropology at Mercyhurst. Her scholarly interests include public anthropology, gender studies, urban anthropology, and the anthropology of the family. Dr. Jolie’s recent work examines how men’s identities affect paternal involvement in the domestic division of labor among urban middle class fathers. She also participates in ongoing research projects examining archaeological textiles from the western United States, with particular interest in how material culture is used by individuals to both create and reinforce their gendered roles.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • Society for Cross Cultural Research

Recent Publications:

Jolie, Ruth Burgett, Laura Lewis, and Brian Ripley (compliers)
(2012) Selected Issues for Urbanology, Custom Edition. Sage C.Q. Press: Washington, D.C.

Saul, Gwendolyn and Ruth Burgett Jolie
Wala Towa: Collaborative Work Between Museums and Pueblo Artists to Revitalize Pottery. Manuscript under review at Museum Anthropology (November 2012).

Jolie, Edward A., and Ruth Burgett Jolie
2008 Hats, Baskets and Trays from Charlie Brown Cave. In The Great Basin: People and Place in Ancient Times, Catherine S. Fowler and Don D. Fowler, editors. Pp. 74-77. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.

Scott, G. Richard, and Ruth Burgett Jolie
2008 Tooth-tool Use and Yarn Production in Norse Greenland. Alaska Journal of Anthropology 6(1-2):253-264.

Jolie, Ruth Burgett
n.d. Textile Traditions, Gender and Social Capital in Non-State Societies: A Case Study from the American Southwest. In Weaving Together: Archaeological Organic Artifact Analysis and Textile Arts, edited by Susan Blair et al. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Ms. Under review.

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