Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Expertise
Lies, deception and truth, multilingualism, person and self, ethnicity, nationalism and identity, China and Asia, the U.S.
A cultural and linguistic anthropologist whose research focuses on China and the U.S., Blum studies deception, truth, lying and cheating – mostly in the context of China, but also cross-culturally. She served for five years as director of Notre Dame’s Center for Asian Studies, and is author of “Lies That Bind: Chinese Truths, Other Truths,” which explores the ideology of truth and deception in China. Blum’s other books include “My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture,” which explores the prevelence of plagiarism among college students and why it exists, and “Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication.” A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Blum is a faculty fellow in the Kellogg Institue for International Studies. She teaches courses on linguistic anthropology, psychological anthropology, food and culture, and China.
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International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Law, morality, and religion, religious freedom, medical ethics, complicity with wrongdoing, Catholic moral theology
Anthropology of war and peace, terrorism, militant groups, religion and conflict, guerilla warfare, human rights, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India
Intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, and the right of publicity, and torts
Warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory