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Mai-Lan Gustafsson

Mai Lan Gustafsson

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Luter Hall 151A
(757) 594-7872


  • Ph D in Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • MA in Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • BA in Anthropology/French, Rutgers University


Introductory Anthropology; Magic, Witchcraft and Religion; Ethnographic Methods; Culture and Folklore; Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Reading and Writing Ethnography; The Refugee Experience; Vietnam War; Global Encounters; Peoples and Cultures of the World


Vietnam; Southeast Asia; refugee communities in the U.S.; expatriate communities in Asia and Europe; migrant subcultures in the U.S.; spirit possession; refugee adaptation; ethnohistory; oral traditions; postmodern ethnography; applied anthropology; urban anthropology; transnationalism


Mai Lan Gustafsson is a cultural anthropologist with fieldwork experience in Vietnam, and within refugee communities in the U.S.

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