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Philip Coyle

Philip Coyle


College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology and Sociology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3900
Office: 106B McKee Building


  • Ph D, San Francisco State University
  • BA, San Francisco State University

Teaching Interests

Ted Coyle teaches about contemporary human issues with a focus on religion, kinship, language, folklore, ethnographic methods, and the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica and South America. Note that his doctoral degree is from the University of Arizona, despite what this dumb web-site says.

Research Interests

Dr. Coyle is a cultural anthropologist and folklorist. Dr. Coyle has published about the political and cultural history of the Náayeri people of Mexico; worked on contracted projects for the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and researched the global Irish traditional music scene.

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