Brian Palmer (social anthropologist)

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Brian Palmer
Brian Palmer

New York City, United States
EducationPhD Harvard
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationSocial Anthropology
EmployerUppsala University

Brian Charles William Palmer (born 1964) is a social anthropologist and scholar of religion at Uppsala University.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Palmer graduated valedictorian of his class at Stuyvesant High School, and later he received his doctorate at Harvard University in 2000 with the dissertation Wolves at the Door: Existential Solidarity in a Globalizing Sweden,[1] was lecturer on the Modern West until 2004.[1][2][3] In 2002 he was voted "best lecturer" at Harvard University.[4]


Brian Palmer currently lives in Stockholm.


Brian Palmer currently teaches at Uppsala University in Sweden, while also lecturing widely outside the university. Previously he held the Torgny Segerstedt Guest Professorship at Gothenburg University.


Selected publications[edit]

  • Global Values 101: A Short Course. USA: Beacon Press. 2006. ISBN 0807003050.
  • George W Reinfeldt : konsten att göra en politisk extreme makeover. Sweden: Karneval förlag. 2006. ISBN 9197603147.


  1. ^ a b c "Professors P - Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden". Retrieved 14 February 2011. university lecturer between 2000 and 2004
  2. ^ Potier, Beth (2001-11-08). "Religion course touches a nerve". Harvard Gazette. Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Brian Palmer". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  4. ^ ManssonS, Sandra (2010-05-18). "Brian Palmer Lecture, Civic Courage: Making a Difference and Paying a Price". Democrats Abroad. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.

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