George Dearborn Spindler

George Dearborn Spindler, 94, passed away on July 1 in North Carolina. He was born in 1920 in central Wisconsin, his lifelong favorite place. He earned a masters in psychology from Wisconsin (1947) and his doctorate in anthropology from UCLA (1951). He joined Stanford’s faculty in both anthropology and education in 1952. In 1978, he […]

Bernd Lambert

Bernd Lambert, 82, professor of anthropology emeritus and a faculty member in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences since 1964, died January 3 at home in Ithaca, NY. The cultural anthropologist was an authority on kinship among the Pacific islanders of the Republic of Kiribas (formerly, the Gilbert Islands). At Cornell, where he was promoted […]

Ward H Goodenough

Ward H Goodenough, a longtime University of Pennsylvania anthropologist, died June 9, 2013. He began his teaching career at Penn in 1949, where he became department chair in 1976, and university professor in 1980. Since 1989, he served as emeritus professor. Goodenough also taught at various other universities in the US as well as at […]

Remembering Lucile Newman

Lucile Newman died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 11, 2013 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. A wide network of colleagues, friends and family mourn the death of this eminent medical anthropologist, mother, grandmother and mentor. As a feminist and political activist she was involved in the 1960s civil rights and antiwar struggles, […]

Remembering Leslie Williams Jr

E Leslie Williams, Jr, 48, died unexpectedly on July 10, 2014, in Greenville, SC, following complications from a hernia operation. Leslie was a native Floridian, born in Tallahassee on November 18, 1965. He earned a double degree in Asian Studies and International Affairs (Phi Beta Kappa) from Florida State University in 1988; an MA in […]

Remembering Virginia Heyer Young

Virginia Heyer Young, 88, anthropologist and emerita lecturer at the University of Virginia, died quietly at her home in Albemarle County, VA on August 11, 2014. Born April 28, 1926 in Vancouver, BC, Virginia Young grew up in Tarrytown, NY. Virginia received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1946 and her PhD in anthropology […]

Remembering Peter Hammond

Peter B Hammond, 86, died in Los Angeles, CA on October 4, 2014. His warmth, humor and inquisitive spirit will be forever cherished by the family, friends and UCLA students whom he inspired. Born in Glendale, California, Peter completed his PhD in cultural anthropology at Northwestern University in 1962. After teaching at the University of […]

Remembering Paul Baxter

Paul TW Baxter, 89, was a British social anthropologist who made substantial contributions to our knowledge and understanding of the Oromo peoples of northern Kenya and Ethiopia. Born in 1925 in Leamington Spa, at Downing College Cambridge he switched from English to anthropology in his final year. In 1949, he moved to Oxford to do […]

Remembering Paul Breidenbach

Paul S Breidenbach, 75, passed from this life on July 29, 2014 in Evanston, IL. He was born in 1939 in Webster Groves, Missouri, a St Louis suburb. Paul is remembered as a brilliant and creative teacher, symbolic anthropologist, Africanist, dobro musician and associate professor of anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. Following high school Paul […]

Remembering William Kelleher

William Francis “Bill” Kelleher, Jr, 63, died of melanoma on September 18, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Bill is survived by his wife, Jo Thomas, and daughters, Susan and Kathleen. A native of West Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts, Bill earned a BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a PhD in anthropology […]