Pauline Kolenda

Pauline M Kolenda, 86, died on March 15, 2014, in Oakland, CA. Born in Manchester, NH, February 4,1928, she earned a BA in sociology and anthropology at Wellesley College in 1949 and, in 1955, a PhD from Cornell University in sociology, cultural anthropology and social psychology. Her dissertation (written as Pauline Moller Mahar, 1955) examined […]

Virginia Hymes

Virginia Hymes (née Dosch) died on March 31, 2015 at her home in Charlottesville, VA. She had a long career as a researcher and teacher in anthropological linguistics, culminating in her lectureship in the University of Virginia department of anthropology from 1990–2000. Through her research on Sahaptin and other languages, she worked to demonstrate the […]

Erika Eichhorn Bourguignon

Erika Eichhorn Bourguignon, 90, died in Columbus, Ohio, February 15, 2015. She was professor emerita of anthropology at The Ohio State University, where she taught for more than 40 years. She is best known for her contributions to psychological anthropology, anthropology of religion, and the anthropology of women. Born in Vienna in 1924, Bourguignon arrived […]

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 […]