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Mary Sundal

Associate Professor & Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson Learning & Resource Ctr
Rm 218E
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts
The University of Kansas, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Ph.D., University of Kansas 2009

Graduate certificate in African Studies, University of Kansas 2008

M.A. ,with honors, University of Kansas 2002
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on East African pastoralists

Ethnomedicine, child health, and maternal care taking methods

Migration, resettlement, and internally displaced persons

Globilization, food pathways, and food sovereignty

Service Interests/Activities

International Education Committee, Washburn University

Co-Program Editor, Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA)

Board of Director, The Community Mercantile, Lawrence, KS

Career Accomplishments
Sundal, M.B. Forthcoming. Not in my hospital: Karimojong healers and biomedicine. Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Sundal, M.B. 2011. Karimojong displacement and forced resettlement. Nomadic Peoples 14(2):72-86.     

Gray, S., H.A. Akol, and M.B. Sundal.  2010.  Longitudinal weight gain of immunized infants and toddlers in Moroto District, Uganda (Karamoja subregion). American Journal of Human Biology 22(1):111-123

Gray, S.J., H.A. Akol, and M.B. Sundal.  2009.  Mixed-longitudinal growth of Karimojong girls and boys in Moroto District Uganda.  American Journal of Human Biology,  21(1):65-76.    

Gray, S.J., H.A. Akol, and M.B. Sundal.  2008.  Mixed-longitudinal growth of breastfeeding children in Moroto District, Uganda (Karamoja sub-region): A loss of biological resiliency?  American Journal of Human Biology 20(5):499-509.  

Gray, S.J., M.B. Sundal, B.L. Wiebusch, M.A. Little, P.W. Leslie, and I.L. Pike.  2003.  Cattle raiding, cultural survival, and adaptability of East African pastoralists.  Current Anthropology 44:S3-S30.

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