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Dr. Kim Shively Presented Chambliss Faculty Research Award

Dr. Kim Shively (center), with President Javier Cevallos (left) and Dr. Carlson ChamblissFebruary 25, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Kim Shively, associate professor of anthropology and sociology, was presented a Chambliss Faculty Research Award on Feb. 24.  Shively was one of two Chambliss Award recipients. 

Dr. Shively is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in anthropology specializing in  religion, gender and power, Islam and the Middle East.  Her research, which focuses on these issues in Turkish society, takes advantage of the country's precarious status on the border of the western world and the Middle East.  It focuses, in particular, on the ways Turkish society negotiates the secular and religious influences affecting both parts of the world.  Dr. Shively's work is a timely and important contribution to understanding the region's changes in traditional approaches to individual identity and social norms.

Recently, Dr. Shively published "When Domestic Violence is not 'Intimate Partner Violence:' Cases from Turkey and Elsewhere" in Practicing Anthropology, the journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology and a chapter in an edited collection, Transnational Theories, Local Practices: Examining the Front Lines of Gender Based Violence.

During her career at Kutztown, Dr. Shively has published in other prestigious venues such as Anthropological Quarterly and the Journal of Middle Eastern Women's Studies.  She is also a regular presenter at the American Anthropological Association and the American Ethnological Association national conferences and has presented original research at conferences in Barcelona, Toronto, and Athens.  She also serves as a peer reviewer for such publications as the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, and Urban Anthropology.

In addition, Dr. Shively has received competitive grants from the National Science Foundation, the Palestinian-American Research Center and Kutztown University.

The award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once in a person's career.