Charles Nuckolls, Professor

Department: Anthropology


Office: 884 KMBL

Phone: 801-422-6110


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. in Anthropology (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) from University of Chicago, 1987
  • M.A. in Department of South Asian Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
  • A.B. in Anthropology from University of Chicago, 1979
  • Diploma in Telugu in Telugu from Andhra University (India), 1978

Research Interests

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Study of Romance