Nancy Eberhardt, a professor of anthropology in the Anthropology and Sociology deparment, spent last year conducting fieldwork (and eating good food) in Thailand. In the past, she has served as the chair of the AnSo deparment, in addition to teaching courses on non-industrial societies, women in cross-cultural perspective, southeast Asia, and psychological anthropology. Eberhardt has also taught the AnSo department's qualitative research methods course in the past.
Eberhardt's research interests focus on Thailand, where she has conducted ethnographic research on a Shan Buddhist community. Her book, Imagining the Course of Life: Self-Transformation in a Shan Buddhist Community was published in 2006.