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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
Pronouns: They/He


  • Ph D, University of Arizona
  • 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.

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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