Eric Gable, Professor of Anthropology, earned a Ph.D. (1990) in anthropology from the University of Virginia and a B.A. (1978) in anthropology from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Gable has conducted intensive field research in Guinea-Bissau, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in Colonial Williamsburg, and at Monticello.
He is author of Anthropology and Egalitarianism (2011) and co-author of The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg (1997). His articles have been published in numerous journals, including American Anthropology, Journal of American History, American Ethnologist, and Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Gable is book review editor for American Ethnologist, managing editor of Museum and Society, and a past member of the editorial board of Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Gable is an expert on museum studies, heritage, and on the religion and politics of West Africa and of Outer Island Indonesia.