Naomi R. Quinn

Naomi Quinn (79), professor emerita of cultural anthropology at Duke University, died on June 23, 2019, in Durham, North Carolina, at home with family.

Deanna Trakas

Deanna Trakas, an American anthropologist who built her career in Greece, died on December 5, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she had returned the year prior to her death.

Paula G. Rubel

Paula Rubel, an inspirational teacher, a sympathetic mentor, and a powerful intellectual force, died suddenly in May 2018. She was 85.

Dorothy Holland

May 18, 1944–April 13, 2019 Cultural anthropologist, Dorothy “Dottie” Caye Holland, 74, died on April 13, 2019, from ovarian cancer. Holland was born in Newport, Tennessee, on May 18, 1944. She began her academic career as a mathematician, graduating from East Carolina University magna cum laude in 1966. She then turned her analytical mind to […]

Kenelm O. L.  Burridge

Kenelm Burridge, a scholar of immense scope and a legendary teacher at the University of British Columbia (UBC), passed away at the age of 96 on May 21, 2019, in North Vancouver, Canada.

Roy Wagner

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

Sydel Silverman, a distinguished anthropologist and ambassador for anthropology, died in New York City on March 25, 2019, at age 85.

Scharlette Holdman

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

Barbara J. Price, a significant sociocultural theorist and a unique New York personality, died on February 18, 2016 after a long illness.