Andrew Buckser is Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Arts and Science at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He received his PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. His research focuses on the anthropology of religion and medical anthropology. He has conducted extensive fieldwork with Grundtvigian, Inner Mission, and Pentecostal congregations in Northwest Jutland, as well as with the Jewish community of Copenhagen. His writings include Communities of Faith: Sectarianism, Identity, and Social Change on a Danish Island (1996), After the Rescue: Jewish Identity and Community in Contemporary Denmark (2003), and The Anthropology of Religious Conversion (2003, edited with Stephen Glazier). In addition to his ongoing work on religion, his current research examines cultural dimensions of Tourette Syndrome in the United States and Denmark.