Ilana  Gershon

Ilana Gershon

Ruth N. Halls Professor, Anthropology


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001


  • C314 Mass Media in Other Cultures
  • C412 Ethnicity, Class, and the Model U.S. Citizen
  • C446 Cultures of Democracy
  • C627 Networks, Systems, and Flows: Theories of Circulation

Selected Publications

2015 A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs. editor (Cornell University Press).

2012 No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (Cornell University Press)

2011 "Un-Friend My Heart: Facebook, Promiscuity, and Heartbreak in a Neoliberal Age" Anthropological Quarterly 84(4): 967-896

2011 "Neoliberal Agency" Current Anthropology 52(4): 537-555.

2010 The Break-Up 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media (Cornell University Press)