Indigenous Peoples of South America (ANTH 332/532)
Ritual and Symbolic Behavior (ANTH 333/530)
Theory of Symbolic Action (ANTH 536)
Life History Methods and Approaches (ANTH 540)
Theory in Ethnology II (ANTH 547)
University of Chicago, Anthropology, AB cum laude 1985, MA 1987, PhD with distinction 1996 Dissertation: “The Power of Experience: Agency and Identity in Kayabi Healing and Political Process in the Xingu Indigenous Park”
Sociocultural anthropology, personhood and agency, ritual and religion, autobiographical narrative; Amazonia, Brazil
S Oakdale, 2008. The Animals’ Revenge. In S Beckerman and P Valentine, eds., Revenge in the Cultures of Lowland South America. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, FL. pp. 233-41.
S Oakdale, 2005. Forgetting the Dead, Remembering Enemies. In GFM Rakita, JE Buikstra, LA Beck and SR Williams, eds., Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millennium. University Press of Florida: Gainesville, FL. pp. 107-23.
S Oakdale, 2005. “I Foresee My Life”: The Ritual Performance of Autobiography in an Amazonian Community. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, NE.
S Oakdale, 2004. The Culture-Conscious Brazilian Indian. American Ethnologist 31: 60-75.
S Oakdale, 2002. Creating a Continuity between Self and Other: First-Person Narration in an Amazonian Ritual Context. Ethos 30: 158-75.
S Oakdale, 2001. History and Forgetting in an Indigenous Amazonian Community. Ethnohistory 47: 381-401