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 […]
June 14, 1958–May 28, 2018 Hyung Il Pai died on May 28, 2018. Born in South Korea, Pai was an archeologist of Northeast Asia whose incisive critiques of Korean archeology led her from an exploration of colonial and postcolonial reconstructions of the Korean past into questions of how Korean “heritage,” as both concept and institutions, […]