Charles Nuckolls

Current Courses

Anthr 335 (Peoples of India)


PhD, University of Chicago, 1987
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
AB, University of Chicago, 1979
Diploma in Telugu, Andhra University, India 1978

Research Interest

Dr. Nuckolls is interested in anthropological studies of causal thinking and explanation in India; nationalism in Japan; psychiatric classification and diagnosis in the U.S. and New Zealand.

Selected Publications

1997 "Why Lakoff Needs Psychoanalysis: On Cultural Ambivalence and Concepts of the Self," In Ulric Neisser & David Jopling eds. The Conceptual Self in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 114-127.​

1998 "Cognitive Anthropology," In W. Bechtel and G. Graham ed. The Oxford Companion to Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.​

1998 Culture as a Problem that Cannot be Solved. (Foreword by Howard F. Stein) Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.​

​1998 The Creation of Social Contract and the Inner Logic of Creation, Journal of Social Science 39: 29-63.​

​1999 The Elementary Structures of Desire in Kinship, Journal of Social Science 40:1-25. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​