Roy Wagner, a visionary cultural anthropologist who inspired many with his intellectually adventuresome studies of kinship, ritual, myth, creativity, and symbolic power, died on September 10, 2018, at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sydel Silverman, a distinguished anthropologist and ambassador for anthropology, died in New York City on March 25, 2019, at age 85.
Scharlette Holdman, anthropologist and pioneering opponent of the death penalty, died on July 12, 2017. She was born on December 11, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee. During the 1960s she became an activist registering black voters in the South, but her opposition to the death penalty became the focus of her activism and life’s work.
Barbara J. Price, a significant sociocultural theorist and a unique New York personality, died on February 18, 2016 after a long illness.
October 27, 1939–November 2, 2018 Jane H. Hill died on November 2, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. She was president of the American Anthropological Association, 1997–1999. She was a brilliant scholar who showed how language structures are shaped by economic and ideological processes in multilingual situations. She was on the faculty of the Anthropology Department at […]
July 28,1927–November 2, 2018 James (Jim) Herbert Vaughan, 91, of Bloomington, Indiana, died on November 2, 2018. Son of James Herbert Vaughan and Beatrice (Spence) he was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, where he graduated from Granby High School in 1945. He served in both the United States Coast Guard and the United States […]
November 14, 1947–June 29, 2018 Mary Strong, former president of the Society for Visual Anthropology and professor of anthropology at Brooklyn College succumbed to cancer on June 29, 2018. Among her many accomplishments she authored numerous journal articles and books examining the frontier between visual arts and human culture. Her most influential book was Art, Nature, […]
Richard R. Randolph, professor emeritus in the Anthropology Department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), died on July 30, 2018, at age 83. Randolph was a member the founding faculty of UCSC in 1965. In addition, he was a founding member Cowell College and the Anthropology Board of Studies.
Edgar (Bud) Winans, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, died in his Seattle home on July 14, 2017. He was a pillar of the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, where he taught for half a century, retiring in 2003.
Constance R. Sutton, a significant figure in Caribbean studies and feminist anthropology, died in New York City on August 23, 2018. She was 92.