Amy Cox Hall



I have had the privilege of interacting with a diverse body of students over the course of my six years of teaching. My goal is that students leave my courses better informed and equipped to negotiate and influence their futures. I currently teach at Amherst College.



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The Photograph

This course examines photography as a social actor and its history in telling truths and making facts. 

Food & Culture

This first year seminar examines the varied facets of food as a socio-cultural phenomenon to understand how what we eat constitutes who we are and who we want to become. 

Latin American Nations

Builds on histories and anthropologies of Latin America to understand its complex production since independence. 

Anthropology of Science

Focuses on the role scientific practices and technologies play in cultural production. 

Faraway Places

Draws on histories of scientific expeditions, colonialism, pilgrimage, migration, trade and tourism to begin to think about what it means to travel and how it shapes identity, place, space and time. 


I have also taught courses on ethnographic film, the politics of humanitarian aid, and museum theory.