Paul Christensen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology                                                                     Union College                                                                                                                       807 Union Street                                                                                                     Schenectady, NY 12308                                                                               christep@union.edu

Professor Christensen is a cultural anthropologist specializing in contemporary Japan and the study of addiction, psychoactive substance use, and recovery. More broadly, he is interested in issues of masculinity, sports, popular culture, Brazil, and Hawai‘i. He received his PhD from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2010 and has been at Union College since August, 2011.

Currently Dr. Christensen is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Suffering Sobriety: Alcoholism and Masculinity in Japan.