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- Ph.D., Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2006
- MA, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2003
- MA, Anthropology, University of Denver, 1998
- BA, Anthropology and French, Grand Valley State University, 1995
Areas of Teaching Expertise
- Culture and Disease;
- Sociocultural Diversity;
- Race and Ethnic Relations
- Anthropology of Development;
- Anthropology of Reproduction;
- Globalization and Transnationalism;
- Faith-based and Religious Non-governmental Organizations;
- Philanthropy, Humanitarianism, and Charity;
- Social Justice and Human Rights
- Hefferan, Tara. 2007.
Twinning Faith and Development: Catholic Church Partnering in the US and Haiti. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.
- Hefferan, Tara, Julie Adkins, and Laurie Occhipinti, eds. 2009.
Bridging the Gaps: Faith-based Organizations, Neoliberalism, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.
- Hefferan, Tara. 2007. Review essay, “Faith in Development: Religious NGOs in Argentina and Zimbabwe.”
Anthropological Quarterly. Summer 80(3):887-896.
- Hefferan, Tara. 2007. Film review, “Aristide and the Endless Revolution” for
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. April 12(1):326-328.