Noga Shemer

Associate Professor-in-Residence



Ph.D., 2012, University of California, San Diego


Noga Shemer, PhD, is Associate Professor-in-Residence at the University of Connecticut. As a cultural and psychological anthropologist, her work focuses on the application of person-centered ethnographic methodologies to the study of identity, historical consciousness, and postcolonial nationalism in the Caribbean. She teaches introductory and intermediate courses in Cultural and Social Anthropology, as well as upper-division courses in Psychological Anthropology, The Caribbean, and Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. With an M.A. in English/Creative Writing, Dr. Shemer also has expertise in pedagogy related to writing across the curriculum and within the disciplines. She specializes in designing and teaching writing-intensive (‘W’) courses.

Dr. Shemer is also Assistant Director of Faculty Development at UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), where she develops and facilitates faculty workshops on inclusive teaching and dialogic classroom practices.

Research Interests

Cultural anthropology; psychological anthropology; Caribbean cultures; race, ethnicity, and nationalism; politics of representation, identity, and belonging; person-centered ethnography


  • ANTH 1000W. Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • ANTH 2000W. Social Anthropology
  • ANTH/LLAS 3029. The Caribbean
  • ANTH/AFRA 3152. Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
  • ANTH 3251. Psychological Anthropology


  • Faculty affiliate, UConn El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies
  • Faculty affiliate, UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Noga Shemer
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