Susan Michelle Hicks

Susan Michelle Hicks was a vibrant member of the University of British Columbia community from 2005–2012. She tragically passed away after being hit by a car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, October 23, 2015, while riding her bicycle home from work. Susan completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at UBC in fall 2011, defending a […]

Eva Friedlander

Eva Friedlander, age 74, died suddenly at home on Dec. 24, after a prolonged struggle with ovarian cancer. Born in England to Holocaust refugees, Eva migrated to the US as a child with her parents. She attended Hunter College and received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University. She conducted her dissertation research in West […]

Nancy Lynn Sullivan

Nancy Lynn Sullivan, 57, died in a one-car accident on July 16, 2015 en route to Vermont. Seriously hurt were adopted grandkids Pauly (10), JJ (8) and Floydy (5), and Skudy Bangan (43). The loss of a beloved sister, friend and “formidable voice against the exploitation of Papua New Guineans by large scale industrial and […]

Ernestine Friedl

Ernestine Friedl, 95, died peacefully at home in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 12, 2015. Among the earliest U.S. anthropologists to do fieldwork in Europe, she conducted research in Greece starting in 1955 and published the widely read Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece (1962), the first anthropological monograph on that country. She had previously […]

J. D. Y. (John) Peel

J. D. Y. (John) Peel died on November 2, 2015. Born in Dumfries, Scotland on November 13, 1941, he took his first degree in Classics at Balliol College Oxford, before studying Sociology at the London School of Economics. In 1966 John completed a doctoral thesis published as Aladura: a Religious Movement among the Yoruba (1968), […]