Laura L. Cochrane, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Cultural and Global Studies at Central Michigan University. She teaches topics within the anthropology of religion, ethnographic methods, linguistic anthropology, and African studies. Her longitudinal research in Senegal concerns faith-based local economic development and artisanal production in the contexts of economic challenges and environmental shifts. She is the author of Weaving through Islam in Senegal (2012), articles in Anthropology and African Studies, and Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal (Routledge, 2017), based on life histories of disciples in three different Sufi orders in Senegal.
Ph.D. 2007, Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., 2004, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., 1998, James Madison University