Patty Gray taught at the university level for over 20 years: as a postgraduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Southern Illinois University Carbondale; as an adjunct at Central Missouri State University; as a faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Maynooth University of Ireland; and as a Lecturer at University of the Pacific. She has guest lectured at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia; Université Lumière Lyon 2, France; and Penn State University.
Development and The Gift
Gender and Development
|Anthropological Research and Writing
Charity and Aid
Ethnographies of Postsocialism
Anthropology of Religion
Area Studies: Russia
|2014-16||Scientist-in-Charge, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Supervising Polish scholar Elżbieta Drążkiewicz-Grodzicka on her project COMECONDAID “The Second World in the Third: Polish Aid to Sudan and Nigeria from COMECON to EU Accession”.|
|2003-04||Official Academic Advisor to Dr. Tatiana Bulgakova, ACTR/ACCELS Junior Faculty Development Program visiting scholar from St. Petersburg, Russia.|
PhD Dissertation Supervisor (Maynooth University of Ireland):
- Tatiana Vagramenko, Religious Conversion and Nenets Bricolage: Making Modernity in the Polar Ural Tundra (fieldwork in Russia) (viva January 2014)
PhD Dissertation Committee Memberships (University of Alaska Fairbanks):
- Medeia Csoba DeHass, Russian Orthodoxy, Religious Syncretism, and Ethnic Identity among the Alutiit of the Kenai Peninsula (PhD 2009)
- Tobias Holzlehner, Shadow Networks: Border Economies, Informal Markets and Organized Crime in Vladivostok and the Russian Far East (PhD 2006)
- Michael Koskey, Cultural Activity and Market Enterprise: A Circumpolar Comparison of Reindeer Herding Communities at the End of the Twentieth Century (PhD 2003)
Additional Student Supervisions (Ireland and Alaska)
MA Thesis Supervisor: 15 MA theses, fieldwork undertaken in Croatia, Ethiopia, Ireland, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia.
BA Thesis Supervisor: 14 BA theses, fieldwork undertaken in Finland, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Romania; 4 were William Wilde Prize winners and subsequently published in the Irish Journal of Anthropology; one was published in Anthropology of East Europe Review.