Saba Mahmood

Saba Mahmood, professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on March 10, 2018. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Mahmood specialized in sociocultural anthropology and was a scholar of modern Egypt. Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1962, she came to the United States in 1981 to study architecture and urban planning […]

Jeffrey Jay Schultz

September 25, 1949–January 11, 2018 Jeffrey Jay Shultz died peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in San Diego, CA. He will be remembered by his many friends and colleagues as a person who was incredibly kind and generous, who devoted much of his time to mentoring young scholars and creating inventive new programs for undergraduates, […]

Rebecca J. Tolen

January 14, 1959–August 28, 2017 Anthropology lost one of its finest editorial visionaries with the untimely passing of Rebecca J. Tolen on August 28, 2017. For most of her career, Tolen served as sponsoring editor for Indiana University Press, where she worked for 17 years. She opened her own editorial business, Textworks Editorial services, in […]

Eric B. Ross

November 24, 1946–December 20,2017 Eric Barry Ross died on December 20, 2017, in Kensington, Maryland. With his passing anthropology has lost a brilliant analytical mind, a kind heart with a wonderful sense of humor, and a Marxist visionary. He was a rare academic, whose critical analysis combined theory and political analysis, while always remaining focused […]

Mattison Mines

January 18, 1941–February 25, 2016 I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and teacher, Mattison Mines on February 25, 2016.  More than anyone else I knew at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the late 1980s, Mines understood the impermanence of life, about which we talked often, usually when […]