Five College African Studies Program

Elliot Fratkin


Department of Anthropology
Smith College

Co-Director, USFIL grant (with Mitzi Goheen)

Office: 107 Wright Hall
Telephone: (413) 585-3338

Degree: Ph.D., Catholic University of America (1987)

Research Interests: African Pastoralism, Anthropology of Development, Health in Africa.

Courses include: Africa: Population, Environment and Health Issues; African Systems of Healing.

Publications: Ariaal Pastoralists of Northern Kenya (2004); As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Demographic, and Health Consequences in Northern Kenya (with Eric A. Roth, 2005); East African Pastoralism in Transition: Maasai, Boran, and Rendille Cases (African Studies Review, 2001).

Languages: French, Maa (Maasai).

Geographic focus: Northern Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea.