Department of Anthropology

Maria Kromidas

Office:   5010 Science Hall East
Phone:   973-720-3420
Office Hours:   T 2-3, W 3:15-4:15, Th 10-11

Department: Anthropology
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Racial formation in the U.S.; Anthropology of childhood and youth; Educational inequality; Politics of multiculturalism; Cosmopolitanism; Post-humanism


Ph.D. Columbia University

M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A. University of Michigan



ANTH 2020 Diversity and Equity in Schools

ANTH 1300 Origins and Diversity of Humankind

ANTH 2570 Sex, Gender and Sexuality

ANTH 2700 Anthropology of Inequality,

ANTH 3010 Research Methods in Anthropology


2016.  City Kids: Transforming Racial Baggage. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press.

2015. “‘He’s cute for her’: Kids entangled pedagogies of sexuality and race in New York City” in Children, Sexuality and ‘Sexualisation’: Beyond Spectacle and Sensationalism, edited by Emma Renold, Jessica Ringrose and R. Danielle Egan, 159-173.  London: Palgrave.   

2014. “The savage child and the nature of race: Lessons from the posthuman.” Anthropological Theory 14(4): 422-441.  

2012.  “Affiliation or appropriation?: Crossing and the politics of race amongst children in New York City” Childhood: A journal of global child research.  19(3): 317-331.  

2011.  “Troubling tolerance and essentialism: The critical cosmopolitanism of New York City schoolchildren” In Politics of Interculturality, Anne Lavanchy, Fred Dervin and Anahy Gajardo (eds.).  London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 89-114.

2011.  “Elementary Forms of Cosmopolitanism: Beyond Blood, Birth and Bodies in Immigrant New York City” Harvard Educational Review  81(3) 581-605.

2010. “Cyberculture, Multiculture and the Emergent Morality of Critical Cosmopolitanism:  Kids (Trans)Forming Difference Online.” In Children Under Construction: Play as Curriculum, Drew Chappell, (ed.).  New York: Peter Lang, pp. 233-258.

2004.  Learning War/Learning Race:  Fourth Grade Students in the Aftermath of September 11th in New York City.  Critique of Anthropology 24(1): 15-33.

Reprinted in 2009  “Learning War / Learning Race: Fourth Grade Students in the Aftermath of September 11th in New York City” In  Contemporary Readings in Social Problems, Anna Leon Guerrero and Kristine Zentgraf (eds.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, pp. 324-335.