Peter Nabokov


Peter Nabokov, Ph.D., Professor
Culture and Performance
Joined WAC in 1996.

Office: Kaufman 130C
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-825-3089
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Anthropologist and writer, Nabokov has conducted ethnographic and ethnohistorical research with Native American communities throughout North America.

He is the author of numerous articles and reports and has published eight books, including Indian Running, Native American Testimony: From Prophecy to the Present 1442 - 1992, and Native American Architecture.

In 1990-91, he received an Indo-U.S. Sub-commission Fellowship to study in South India. Nabokov recently served on the Anthropology faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is continuing his research on the vernacular architecture of South India as well as his American Indian studies in the Plains, California, and the Southwest.

Currently, Nabokov is completing two books on the relationship between American Indians and Yellowstone National Park, a third trade book on American Indian sacred geography, and his new book, A Forest of Time: American Indian Ways of History was recently published. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Goddard College; B.S., Columbia University.


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Tue Oct 25 @ 2:00PM
Nora Kramer - Hidden in Plain Bite
Fri Oct 28 @ 7:00PM
Yes to Bodies
Wed Nov 02 @12:00PM
Cyndy Garcia-Weyandt @ the Fowler Talk/Lecture
Wed Nov 02 @ 2:00PM
Sanchari Bhava: Elaborations of Emotion in Odissi Dance

UCLA Department of World Arts Cultures/Dance
Box 951608, 150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608
Tel 310.825.3951