Graduate Advisor, Ethnology
- Cultures of the World (ANTH 130)
- 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)
BA (cum laude), University of Chicago (1985)
MA, University of Chicago (1987)
PhD (with distinction), University of Chicago (1996)
Dissertation: “The Power of Experience: Agency and Identity in Kayabi Healing and Political Process in the Xingu Indigenous Park”
Oakdale and M. Watson, eds. “The Diversity of the Modern in Amazonia.” Special issue, Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 74 (1),2018.
Oakdale. “’Brazil’s March to the West’: Memories of an Indigenous Shaman and other ‘Moderns.’” Journal of Anthropological Research. vol. 74 (1):54-73, 2018.
Oakdale. ”The Role of Photography in the Colonization of the Brazilian Interior: Kawaiwete Perspectives.” From Filmmaker Warrior to Flash Drive Shaman, Richard Pace, ed. Pages 158-174. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018.
Oakdale, ed. “Special Issue in Honor of Terence Turner.” Special issue, Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, vol. 14 (2), 2017.
Oakdale and M. Course, eds. Fluent Selves: Autobiography, Person, and History in Lowland South America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Oakdale. “The Commensality of 'Contact,' 'Pacification' and Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Amazon: Kayabi Autobiographical Perspectives.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14 (4):791-807, 2008.
Oakdale. "I Foresee my Life": The Ritual Performance of Autobiography in an Amazonian Community. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.