William O. Beeman is a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

Previously, Beeman was president of the Middle East section at the American Anthropological Assocation. He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University; and an associate professor of anthropology, associate professor of theatre, speech, and dance, and director of Middle East studies at Brown University.

At the Watson Institute for International Studies, at Brown, he was co-investigator on The Census and the Construction of Identity Project and The Census in the Former Soviet Union Project.

Last Updated: August 15, 2017

Iraq, a State in Search of a Nation (2006)
The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other (2005)
The Third Line: The Singer as Interpreter (with Daniel Helfgot, 2002)
The Study of Culture at a Distance (Editor, 2000)
The Third Line: The Opera Performer as Interpreter (with Daniel Helfgot, 1993)
Intermedia: A Case Study in Innovation in Higher Education (with Kenneth T. Anderson, Gail Bader, James Larkin, Anne P. McClard, Patrick McQuillan, Mark Shields, 1988)
Object, Image and Inquiry: The Art Historian at Work (with Elizabeth Bakewell, Marilyn Schmidt and Carolyn McMichael Reese, 1988)
Language, Status, and Power in Iran (1986)
Culture, Performance and Communication in Iran Tokyo (1982)