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Charles Nuckolls, Professor

Department: Anthropology



Charles W. Nuckolls received his A.B. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago; his M.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and his Ph.D. in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. In 1989, he won the Stirling Award for Contributions to psychological anthropology, awarded by the American Anthropological Association. His wife, Janis Nuckolls, is Professor of Linguistics (BYU). They have three children.


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
  • A.B., University of Chicago, 1979
  • Diploma in Telugu, Andhra University (India), 1978

Research Interests

Culture and Cognition; Psychoanalysis; India, Japan, New Zealand, United States.

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Study of Romance

Publication Info

  • Charles W. Nuckolls (2017). "Paradox and Dialectic: From Cosmology to Kinship". Process in Dialectic.
  • Charles W Nuckolls (2016). "Hierophantic Crisis and Divination in a South Indian Village". Medical Anthropology: Tradition and Change.
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2014). "'The Walking Dead' as Conservative Cultural Critique". Journal for Cultural and Religious theory.
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2013). Matricide and the Origins of Social Order in the Athenian Polis and a South Indian Fishing Village . What is the Problem with Revenge?
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2013). Hierophantic Crisis and Forgiveness In a South Indian Fishing Village. Forgiveness: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue .
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2012). Apocalyptic Fantasy as Reparation: From Weber to Klein in the Analysis of World Destruction . Apocalypse: Imagining the End.
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2012). The Domestication of Vengeance in Ancient Greece and South India. Revenge.
  • Charles William Nuckolls (2011). Hierophantic Crisis and the Absence of Forgivness in a South Indian Village. Forgiveness: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue.