Casey Golomski

Phone: (603) 862-1864
Office: Anthropology, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Casey Golomski

Casey Golomski is a cultural and medical anthropologist and Africanist with strong interests in the humanities, exploring matters of religion, gender and medicine across the human life course and cross-culturally. He is the author of many articles, essays, poetry, and the book Funeral Culture: AIDS, Work and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom (Indiana University Press). He has given invited talks at Emory, Louisiana State, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Michigan State universities and NedBank. He is a former consultant for UNICEF, an associated editor for the African Journal of AIDS Research, and a current board member for the North Eastern Workshops on Southern Africa and the Seacoast African American Cultural Center. He is happy to advise and consult for interested students and organizations.


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • B.A., Sociology, Saint Norbert College

Research Interests

  • African Languages/Literature
  • Aging and life course
  • Cultural/Social Anthropology
  • Death and Dying, Behavioral/Social
  • Gender studies
  • Global Health
  • Religious Studies

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 411: Global Perspectives:Intro Anth
  • ANTH 500: Peoples & Cultures/Sub Saharan
  • ANTH 525: The Body: Fat, Fitness & Form
  • ANTH 610: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 685: Gendr, Sex, HIV Sub-Sahara Afr
  • ANTH 695: Global Population & Health
  • ANTH 796: Reading and Research

Selected Publications

Golomski, C. (2018). Funeral Culture AIDS, Work, and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom.

Golomski, C. (2018). Work of a Nation: Christian Funerary Ecumenism and Institutional Disruption in Swaziland. Journal of Southern African Studies, 44(2), 299-314. doi:10.1080/03057070.2018.1421443

Golomski, C. (2016). Outliving love: marital estrangement in an African insurance market. Social Dynamics, 42(2), 304-320. doi:10.1080/02533952.2016.1197510

Golomski, C. (2015). Wearing Memories: Clothing and the Global Lives of Mourning in Swaziland. Material Religion, 11(3), 303-327. doi:10.1080/17432200.2015.1082719

GOLOMSKI, C. A. S. E. Y. (2015). Compassion technology: Life insurance and the remaking of kinship in Swaziland's age of HIV. American Ethnologist, 42(1), 81-96. doi:10.1111/amet.12117