Professor of Anthropology
- Cultural, linguistic, and psychological anthropology
- Deception and truth
- Person and self
- Ethnicity, nationalism and identity
- Childhood and higher education
- Sustainability and food
- Anthropological theory
- China and Asia, the U.S.
- Cross-cultural comparison
Blum in the News
Times Higher Education
December 02, 2021
Susan D. Blum is a professor of anthropology and a fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
July 26, 2021
But as Susan D Blum's linguistic anthropology class found out, it makes having a natural conversation practically impossible.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 26, 2021
“I like to phrase it as ‘the central work of faculty is facilitating learning,’” says Susan D. Blum, a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and editor of Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead).
The Wall Street Journal
November 27, 2020
Susan Blum, a professor who specializes in linguistic anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, says Zoom fatigue was inevitable given how unnatural conversational patterns can get there: “Video calls do not allow any conversational overlap. You can’t say ‘mmm-hmm’ to assent because that would interrupt and put you on screen as the main speaker.”