Paja Faudree

Fall 2019 Faculty Fellow


Paja Faudree is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is one of three faculty members forming the Executive Committee of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative. She serves on the Governing Boards of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and is also affiliated with Science and Technology Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Development Studies, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World. Her research interests include language and politics, indigenous literary and social movements, the interface of music and language, ethnohistory of New World colonization, and the global marketing of psychedelic plants and indigenous knowledge about them. Faudree received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Brown following a Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago. Her research has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Fulbright IIE, American Philosophical Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Fulbright-Hays. She is a published poet and playwright and holds an MFA from Brown's literary arts program.