Gerry Tierney, Ph. D.
Office: 312 Webster Hall
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1991
M.A. State University of New York at Albany, 1982
B.A. University of Alaska - Anchorage. 1981
Courses Frequently Taught
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Understanding The Other Through Film
Family and Kinship
Inuit & Japanese Museum Collections
Qualitative Methodologies (Participant Observation and Life History)
Selected Presentations and Publications
Tierney, G. (2008). Becoming a participant observer. In M. V. Angrosino (Ed.). Doing cultural anthropology: Projects for ethnographic data collection (2nd Ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Tierney, G. (2006). Street moves: Management of spoiled identity in the subculture of Alaska Native street people. International Journal of the Humanities, 3(5), 51-56.
Tierney, G. (2005, August 1-5). Street moves: Management of spoiled identity in the subculture of Alaska Native street people. The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. University of Cambridge, UK.
Tierney, G. (2005, April 7-10). Down and out in Alaska: Profiles of identity formation, acquisition and maintenance among a group of Alaska Native public inebriates. The 76th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association. Portland, Oregon.
Tierney, G. (2003, June 17-July 4). Applied anthropology: Tool for solving problems and understanding cultural differences. 15th Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists. Havana, Cuba.
Tierney, G. (2002). Becoming a participant observer. In M. V. Angrosino (Ed.). Doing cultural anthropology: Projects for ethnographic data collection. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Tierney, G. (2002). Michael V. Angrosino. (Biography). In V. Amit (Ed.). The biographical dictionary of anthropology. London: Routledge.
Angrosino, M. V., & Tierney, G. (2002). Applied anthropology. In M. Richard & W. Emener (Eds.). I’m a people person: A guide to human service professions. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Tierney, G. (2001, September 28-30). Looking at the family as a psychosocial organization through life history. Key note speech for the Family Session of the Japanese Studies Conference, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Tiermey, G. (2001, September 28–30). Growing up on Hokkaido (Araguchi Kachino 1936-1999): Study of family experiences through the life history approach. Invited presenter. The Other Hokkaido: Gender, Diversity and Minorities. Japanese Studies Conference, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Tierney, G. (2001, September 28). "I grew up just like a boy." Profile of family dynamics and gender acquisition: The life history of one Hokkaido woman. Third Annual EASH Conference on The Japanese Family in Hokkaido. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Published in April, 2005 as an East Asian Studies Hokkaido (EASH) Occasional Paper.
Tierney, G. (1999, December 1-6). Reflections of a foreigner: The effects of stereotyping in the classroom. Discourse, Dissonance and Diaspora: Identities for the New Millennium: The Japanese Studies Association of Australia. Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia.
Tierney, G. (1996). Cross cultural perspectives on aging. In D. K. Harris & E. B. Palmore (Eds.). Teaching sociology of aging. Washington, DC: The American Sociological Association.
Tierney, G. (1993). Fair game: Women on skid row. In S. Araaji (Ed.). Society: An Alaskan perspective. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing