Steve D Derne State University of New York, Geneseo
Steve Derné is Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Geneseo. His Culture in Action (1995) explores the interconnections between cultural orientations, family structures, and emotions in North India. His Movies, Masculinity and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men’s Filmgoing in India (2000) considers how film viewing shapes family, emotion, sexuality, and male dominance. He has just begun a study of conceptions of well being in India. He is the winner of the 1991 Stirling Award for outstanding paper in psychological anthropology. He is the winner of a 2004 Chancellor’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Fulbright Program, and the American Institute of Indian Studies.