- Fulbright Award (1987)
Philip Parnell is an associate professor emeritus of international studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley in 1977. He joined IU’s faculty in 1977 as a lecturer in forensic studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1978, he was appointed as an assistant professor of forensic studies and in 1986, as an associate professor of criminal justice. Parnell’s title later changed to that of associate professor of international studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He also served as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1992, director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program in the Hamilton Lugar School from 2016-2017, and as an adjunct associate professor of anthropology. Parnell retired from IU in 2018 with the title of associate professor emeritus.
During the 1987-1988 academic year, Parnell accepted a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar award to research at the Institute of Philippine Culture at Anteneo de Manila University in Manila, Philippines. His research focuses on theories, processes, and discourses associated with urban poverty that develop within and across the intersections of grassroots, state, and religious and international networks. His regions of interest include the Philippines, Mexico, and Southeast Asia.