Alexandra Crampton
Dr. Alexandra CramptonMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 410

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7912
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Social and Cultural Sciences


Ph.D., 2007, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • SOWJ 2200 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOWJ 2300 Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
  • SOWJ 3001 Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • SOWJ 4700/5700 Global Aid and Humanitarianism
  • HOPR 3957-H Textures of Authenticity: Being in a Strange World
  • HOPR 4953 Doing Good (Honors Senior Full Circle Seminar)

Research Interests

Through interdisciplinary training in cultural anthropology, social work, gerontology, and alternative dispute resolution, Dr. Crampton examines the interplay of policy presumptions, professional intervention, and lived experience in conflict resolution and aging. Past research examined elder mediation in Ghana and the U.S. Ongoing projects examine family court mediation in the U.S. and family dispute resolution in Australia. Her newest research explores the “longevity revolution” in population aging as experienced within a long-term care retirement community. 

Selected Publications

  • (accepted). Crampton, Alexandra. “Troubling Solutions through Anthropological Fieldwork: Mediation Research in Australia, Ghana, and the United States.” Accepted for a special issue to be published by December 2021 in the Journal of Qualitative Social Work.

  • 2017    Crampton, Alexandra. “Learning from Zũni war gods: Repatriating Alternative Dispute Resolution for practice and research.” Mediation Theory and Practice. 2(2): 131-156.

  • 2015    Crampton, Alexandra. “Decolonizing Social Work ‘Best Practices” through a Philosophy of Impermanence.” Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 4(1), October 2015, 11 pages.

  • 2013      Miller, Gale and Crampton, Alexandra. “Social Justice Work, Addressing Troubles, and Institutional Discourse.” Critical Gerontology Comes of Age: Papers in Honor of Carroll L. Estes. Chris Wellin, Ed. New York, NY: Routledge. 46-61.

  • 2013    Crampton, Alexandra. “No Peace in the House’: Witchcraft Accusations as an ‘Old Woman’s Problem’ in Ghana for Anthropology & Aging Quarterly 34(2) (November 2013): 199-212.

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Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
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