Professor of Cultural Anthropology (2001 - 2006)
Professor Piot has undertaken extensive fieldwork among the Kabre people of Togo, and this forms the foundation for much of his scholarship. He is currently expanding his areas of interest to include Togolese political culture and venturing into American anthropology with research on children and violence. He is among the University’s finest teachers, equally at home with undergraduates in large introductory classes or advanced seminars on colonialism, transnationalism and globalization. He is very popular with his students who praise him as being concerned, knowledgeable and helpful.