Erin Kenny is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in household economics, kinship and the family, and cultural constructions of personhood, including rites of passage, gender, and life course.
Dr. Kenny directs the minor program in Women & Gender Studies. She is also the inaugural Director of Drury University's Teaching and Learning Center.
B.S., James Madison University (Anthropology/Geology), 1991
M.A., Wichita State University (Anthropology), 1995
Ph.D., University of Kentucky (Anthropology/Gender Studies), 2005
Drury University faculty member since 2005
Associate Professor since 2011
2015 - NEH Institute: Development & Global Justice
2012 - CEW Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2011 - Fulbright CIES Award, Tanzania
2007 - Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty Travel Award
2005 - University of Kentucky Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award
2004 - Beth Wilder Dillingham Dissertation Award
2002 - Fulbright IIE Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Guinea