Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

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Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban is an anthropologist[1] and Sudanist and a co-founder and past president of the Sudan Studies Association.[2] Fluehr-Lobban is a specialist in Islamic law, anthropology and ethics, human rights, cultural relativism and universal rights, and has authored texts books on Islamic societies and on race and racism.[3] She is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island; also a lecturer at the Naval War College.[4] She is also a beekeeper and lectures on bees and beekeeping.[5][6]


Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban received her BA and MA degrees in Anthropology from Temple University, and her PhD from Northwestern University in 1973. She is married to the archaeologist Richard Lobban, whom she met in Temple University's Department of Anthropology.[7][8] Together, they established the Dr. Richard A. Lobban, Jr. and Dr. Carolyn B. Fluehr-Lobban Pre-Dissertation Research Award in Anthropology at Temple University.[9]



  • — (2018). Race and Racism: An Introduction, 2nd edition. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442274600.
  • — (2012). Shari'a and Islamism in Sudan: Conflict, Law and Social Transformation. London: I. B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1848856660.
  • — (2005). Race and Racism: An Introduction. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira.
  • — (1994). Islamic Society in Practice. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. ISBN 978-0813013190.
  • — (1991). Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for a New Era. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • — (1987). Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan. London: Frank Cass. ISBN 978-0-7146-3280-3.
As editor
  • — (2003). Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for Ethically Conscious Practice. Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman Altamira. ISBN 9780759116375.
As co-editor
  • — (2002). Historical Dictionary of the Sudan. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0810825475.



  • — (2009). "Guiding Principles over Enforceable Standards". Anthropology News. 50 (6): 8–9. doi:10.1111/j.1556-3502.2009.50608.x.
  • — (2006). "Ethical Challenges, New and Old In National Security and the Global War on Terror". Anthropology News. 47 (3): 5. doi:10.1525/an.2006.47.3.5.
  • — (2008). "Collaborative Anthropology as Twenty-first-Century Ethical Anthropology". Collaborative Anthropologies. 1: 175–182. doi:10.1353/cla.0.0000.
  • — (2008). "Anthropology and ethics in America's declining imperial age". Anthropology Today. 24 (4): 18–22. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8322.2008.00601.x.
  • — (1990). "Islamization in Sudan: A Critical Assessment". Middle East Journal. 44 (4): 610–623. JSTOR 4328193.



  1. ^ Rhode Island College: Anthropologist Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban retires from RIC (accessed 28 March 2014)
  2. ^ Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (2002). Historical Dictionary of the Sudan. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0810825475.
  3. ^ "Social Science Consultation with Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban on Censure of Anthropologists by the American Anthropological Association". Psychology and Military Intelligence Casebook on Interrogation Ethics (PMIC). July 10, 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Workshop on Pluralism, Coexistence and Conflict: Majority and Minority Communities in Muslim Societies: Abstracts and Bios (accessed 28 March 2014)
  5. ^ The Brown Daily Herald: RIC starts sustainability buzz with beehives (accessed 28 March 2014)
  6. ^ Kernan, Joe (July 27, 2011). "Our friend, the bee". Cranston Herald. Warwick, RI. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hobbyist Beekeeping Good for Environment". Rhode Island College Campus News. Providence, RI. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Lobban, Richard (2012). "Reflections on Dr. William B. Schwab". American Anthropological Association, Association of Senior Anthropologists. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Upcoming events & Notices". Department of Anthropology, Temple University. 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2017.