ZABIELSKIS, Peter Thomas
Associate Professor

Office: E21-3009
Telephone: (+853) 8822 8847
Email: PeterZ@umac.mo

Academic Qualifications
● Ph.D. in Anthropology, New York University
● M.Phil in Anthropology, New York University
● M.A. in Anthropology, New York University
● Certificate in Culture and Media, New York University
● B.A, Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College

   
         
 

Research Interests
Southeast Asia and Malaysia; overseas Chinese; civil society; anthropology of space, place, art, architecture, and urban development; heritage preservation; religion; postcolonialism; popular culture; ethnographic and documentary media/film


Selected Publications

● (forthcoming 2015)  Penang and Its Networks of Knowledge: Essays on Society, Culture and History,  edited by Peter Zabielskis and Yeoh Seng Guan (Monash University), Penang, Malaysia: Areca  Books and Penang Heritage Trust
 
● (forthcoming 2015)   At the Crossroads of History and Development: ‘Unseen’ Heritage and The Built   Environment in An Urban Kampung in Penang,” in Zabielskis and Yeoh (eds.),  Essays on Society and Culture in Penang Penang, Malaysia: Areca Books and Penang Heritage Trust 
 
● (forthcoming 2015)  “Introduction" in Penang and Its Networks of Knowledge: Essays on Society, Culture and History,  in Zabielskis and Yeoh (eds.),Penang, Malaysia: Areca Books and Penang Heritage Trust

Zabielskis, Peter (2014),  “澳門賭場文化的犯罪、惡習和劣跡”[Aomen duchang wenhua de fanzui, exi yu lieji]
Journal of Macau Studies, 73 (2), 81-96

Zabielskis, Peter (2014) , “Environmental Problems in China: Issues and Prospects,” in Social Issues in China:? Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment, edited by Zhidong Hao and Sheying Chen, New York: Springer

Zabielskis, Peter (2014), “Faith and property: Pressures of development and change on the Kwan Tai - Tin Hau temple in Cheok Ka Chun, Taipa, Macau, in Macao: The Formation of a Global City, edited byC.X. George Wei, London and New York: Routledge

Zabielskis, Peter (2013), “Environmental Problems in China: Issues and Prospects,” Proceedings of Eleventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, 10-14 January, Honolulu, Hawaii

Zabielskis, Peter (2012) , “The Environment with Chinese Characteristics: Implications for Policy, Governance, and Political Change,” Journal of Law and Social Sciences, Vol.2, No. 1, December, 99-111. Winner of Best Research Paper award, 2nd Annual International Conference Proceedings, Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR), Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)

Zabielskis, Peter (2012), “The Significance of Leizhou as a Site for Anthropological Field Research,” in Tian Nan Zhong Di: Lei Zhou Li Shi Wen Hua , Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou: Lingnan Art Press (Lignan Meishu Chuban She)

Zabielskis, Peter (2011), “Expanding Passions: The fourth Hong Kong International Art fair reaches new levels of recognition,” Macau Closer, July

● Wang, Wuyi, and Peter Zabielskis (2010), “Making Friends, Making Money: Macao’s Traditional VIP Casino System in Global Gambling: Cultural Perspectives on Gambling, edited by Sytze F. Kingma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), London: Routledge Criminology

Zabielskis, Peter (2008), “Towards a moral ecology of the city: A new form of place-based identity and social action in Penang, Malaysia.” Special issue on Place-making and Liveability, edited by K.C. Ho and Mike Douglass, International Development Planning Review, 30 (3), 267-291


Recent Courses Taught

Fall 2014

SOCB111 Reading Sociology
SOCB262

Theory in Anthropology

SOCB410 Research Project


2013-2014:

SOCB111 Reading Sociology
SOCB120

Introduction to Anthropology

SOCY213 Environment and Humanity (2 sections)
SOCY461 Integrative Seminar and Paper in the Major I
SOCY462 Integrative Seminar and Paper in the MajorII

2012-2013:
SOCY111 Reading Sociology
SOCB262 Theory in Anthropology
SOCB259

Environment and Society

SOCY411 Senior Semina in Anthropology: The Anthropology of Art and Material Culture
SOCY461 Integrative Seminar and Paper in the Major I
SOCY462

Integrative Seminar and Paper in the Major II



Major Awards and Honors
2012 Best Research Paper Award, Second Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology & International Relations (PSSIR), Bali, Indonesia
2003 - 2004

Luce Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Australian National University

2000 - 2001

Dissertation Fellowship, Project on Cities and Urban Knowledges, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University

1998 Fulbright Fellowship, Malaysia
1997

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Dissertation
Field Research Fellowship
Asian Cultural Council Research Fellowship

1991 - 1994 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

 

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